BD athlete Adam Ondra onsights The Golden Ticket (5.14c), Red River Gorge, Kentucky

BD athlete Adam Ondra onsights The Golden Ticket (5.14c), Red River Gorge, Kentucky

Black Diamond athlete Adam Ondra traveled to Kentucky's Red River Gorge in late October and 10 days later he had blazed through the area's hardest routes, including onsighting two of the Red's hardest, Pure Imagination and The Golden Ticket, in the same day.

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Women and the World of Dime Novels

Women and the World of Dime Novels

Full of romance and adventure, dime novels were a variety of melodramatic fiction that was popular in the United States from about 1860 until the early 1900s. Published as cheap paperbacks (most cost only ten cents), they were generally regarded as low-quality fiction. The characters fought, fell in love, got married, and occasionally killed each other (or sometimes themselves). The goal of this exhibit is to highlight some of these female characters.

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How Accurate Is “The Martian”? 9 Things The Movie Got Right And Wrong

How Accurate Is "The Martian"?  9 Things The Movie Got Right And Wrong

"The Martian" is hitting cinemas right about now, and already it is being heralded as one of the most scientifically accurate sci-fi films of all time. We’ve seen the movie, and we’ve got to say, it’s amazing how far we’ve come since "Armageddon" (shudder). NASA has been so impressed, they've been using the movie as a marketing campaign for their own, actual manned missions to Mars in the 2030s.

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Buried Treasure Amongst the Stacks

Buried Treasure Amongst the Stacks

This is what buried treasure looks like in a library: This book, which is a collection of two perfectly respectable but not very rare tracts by Vatican Librarian Agostino Steuco, has acted as a vessel, a treasure chest, for the bits and pieces that went into its binding and physical construction.

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Dodgers clinch NL West with Clayton Kershaw 1-hitter vs. Giants

Dodgers clinch NL West with Clayton Kershaw 1-hitter vs. Giants

Clayton Kershaw pitched the big-money Dodgers to their third straight NL West title, tossing a 1-hitter as Los Angeles beat the San Francisco Giants 8-0 on Tuesday night.

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Awesome Places (Arguably) Ruined By Popular Books

Awesome Places (Arguably) Ruined By Popular Books

A rice paddy in Bali, a medieval Italian fortress, a logging town in Washington, and a few hunky-dory hiking trails have all found themselves at the center of a lot of unexpected attention. It's a matter of a few bestselling books, written by authors who likely never imagined the devotees and disciples who would want to recreate their journeys (real or imagined), step for step. Have the effects of these books diminished the magic that they tried to capture?

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