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A 3D-Printed Book Lets You Touch Precious Art With Your Grubby Meathooks

3D scanning and printing has changed the way medicine is practiced and businesses are run, but some of the less life-altering things it does are no less awesome. Take Tom Burtonwood’s Folium, a book of printed “pages” that each contain a different piece of art you can actually feel with your hands.


All Of Harry Potter Summed Up In One Giant Comic Strip

If you somehow missed the Harry Potter boat and wanted to read all the books now, you’d have to flip through 4109 pages spread across 7 books. Or if you just want to catch up with the Harry Potter movies instead, you’d have to sit and stare for 19 hours and 38 minutes for all 8 movies. Or you could just read this comic.


Time Capsule Of Unpublished Books Won't Be Opened Until The Year 2114

Sadly, you won’t be able to read Margaret Atwood’s new book. When it’s finally published you’ll be dead. Well, you’ll probably be dead. Because her latest work is going to be placed in a time capsule that won’t be opened until the year 2114. And hers isn’t the only book.


You Won't Be Able To Find A Book In This Beautiful New Library

Briefly You’re looking into Florida Polytechnic University’s new library. Light, bright, beautiful curves and… there’s not a single book on its shelves?


An Early Look At XKCD's Upcoming What If? Book

XKCD’s What If — that extra-special corner of the internet that answers all of our nerdiest, most absurd questions in delightfully extensive detail — is finally being made into a book. And fortunately for all those who just can’t wait, Nerdist has the very first look inside.


Read In The Tub? The Waterproof Kobo Aura H2O Is For You

We love a waterproofed Kindle, and we put one through hell, but that’s an aftermarket mod, not a feature that comes standard. If you want waterproofed reading on the cheap(er), the new Kobo Aura H2O is for you.


A Star Wars Making Of Book That Focuses On Models, Not CG

Computer graphics and digital effects are integral to blockbusters like Guardians of the Galaxy, but back in 1976 when Lucas created his visual effects company Industrial Light & Magic to help realise the original Star Wars, miniature models were the tools of the trade for special effects — as this limited edition version of Sculpting A Galaxy beautifully illustrates.


How Doctors Simulate Death To Help Bring You Back To Life

Mark is lying on the operating table right in front of me, and it is obvious that his day has taken a turn for the worse. Which is too bad, because his day started out quite well.


A Book Of Tweets By People Claiming They're Working On Their Novels

Novels aren’t going to write themselves, you know. But when they don’t their would-be authors simply turn to Twitter. A new book features tweets by people who are totally working on their novels, but had to stop working on their novels so they could post something to Twitter about working on their novels.


25 Must-Read Books About Space Travel

A couple of weeks ago, we asked you to name your favourite book about space travel and explain why. Many of you replied with awesome, succinct and sometimes very funny explanations of your favourites.


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