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NASA Releases a Free Online Archive: 140,000 Photos, Videos & Audio Files

Until the Internet, only a few select images from NASA made their way to the public. Since the 1990s, the agency has published hundreds of photos and videos online, but these efforts have been fragmentary. That changed this month with the release of a huge photo archive — 140,000 pictures, videos, and audio files – and makes them searchable.

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The CIA Had a SECRET Report On Soviet Superstitions

A formerly SECRET report uncovered in the Central Intelligence Agency’s declassified archives show that in the earliest days of the Cold War, the CIA took an interest in Soviet superstitions. The report, which was kept classified for 60 years, was apparently compiled by a defector.

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Mary Shelley’s Handwritten Manuscripts of Frankenstein Now Online for the First Time

Thanks to the newly-opened Shelley-Godwin Archive, you can read “for the first time in digital form all the known manuscripts of Frankenstein,” Mary Shelley’s finest work and arguably the most famous work of British Romanticism. The story behind the writing of Frankenstein is famous.

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Blaming The Writer For Not Liking The Book

Kristine Rusch is fast becoming one of my favourite bloggers when it comes to business dealings for independent writers. She also has very insightful opinions on the state of the book industry today, such as this article. Why is it that when a reader hates the book, they automatically insult the writer? Why not just say the book was not for them?

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