35 Quirky Hotels Around The World

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Still, if you’re looking for some more out-there accommodations for your next trip, the options do exist. From converted airplanes, trains and silos to ice caves and buildings made of salt, here are 35 truly unusual hotels from around the world. Heinz-Peter Bader/Reuters At Dasparkhotel in Ottensheim, Austria, guests stay in rooms constructed from repurposed … Continued

The borrowers: why Finland’s cities are havens for library lovers

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Helsinkis state-of-the-art Oodi library will stand opposite parliament and boast a cinema, recording studio and makerspace. Its a perfect fit for a literate nation taking public learning to the next level A library card was the first thing that was mine, that I had ever owned, says Nasima Razmyar. The daughter of a former Afghan … Continued

How Trumps NASA Nominee Used a Nonprofit He Ran to Benefit Himself

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Rep. James Bridenstine (R-Okla.) is a former Navy pilot with virtually no management experience in any large organization. But the Oklahoma Republican has been tapped by President Donald Trump to take over the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), a federal agency with a budget of $18.5 billion, 18,000 federal workers, and over 60,000 contract … Continued

Tree by Melina Sempill Watts

Book Summary Tree is a novel about a tree written from a unique point of view: the chief narrator is a tree. Tree uses magical realism as a key to access the interrelated emotional realities of the many species that share one pristine valley in Topanga, California. Grass, birds, other trees and animals come to … Continued

Are you ready? This is all the data Facebook and Google have on you | Dylan Curran

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The harvesting of our personal details goes far beyond what many of us could imagine. So I braced myself and had a look Want to freak yourself out? Im going to show just how much of your information the likes of Facebook and Google store about you without you even realising it. Google knows where … Continued

Wrath of the Fury Blade by Geoff Habiger & Coy Kissee

Story Summary The brutal murder of Laval√© fey Avecath, the King’s First Magistrate and adviser, interrupts Constable Inspector Reva Lunaria’s day off. The victim’s status makes this a high-profile investigation, bringing with it unwanted attention from Senior Inquisitor Ailan Malvace√§ of the Sucra, the King’s secret police. The manner of the victim’s death makes this … Continued