Free: Download 5.3 Million Images from Books Published Over Last 500 Years

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Back in 2014, we brought to your attention an image archive rivaling the largest of its kind on the web: the Internet Archive Book Images collection at Flickr. There, you’ll find millions of “public domain images, all extracted from books, magazines and newspapers published over a 500 year period.

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The British Library Digitizes 300 Literary Treasures from 20th Century Authors: Virginia Woolf, T.S. Eliot, James Joyce & More

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As a young college student, I spent hours wandering through my university’s library, looking in a state of awe at the number of books contained therein by writers whose names I knew or who seemed vaguely familiar, and by hundreds, thousands, more I’d never heard of.

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Stephen Hawking on the Rise of Trump: “He’s a Demagogue Who Seems to Appeal to the Lowest Common Denominator”

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Yesterday, we walked you through Noam Chomsky’s analysis of the parallels between the rise of Donald Trump and the rise of fascism in 1930s Germany. Today, we’d like to take you through Stephen Hawking’s assessment of the situation.

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Get a Sneak Peek of Archangel, the New Comic Book by Cyberpunk Author William Gibson

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“The world is in ruins. The White House relocated to the ominous-sounding National Emergency Federal District in Montana. They have technology that far outstrips our own.

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10 Most Popular MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) Getting Started in June: Enroll Free Today

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Like everything else these days, education has become a 24/7 affair. Yes, things are slowing down on college campuses this summer. But, on the internet, it’s full steam ahead. This June alone, over 300 free MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) are getting underway.

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How to Spot Bullshit: A Primer by Princeton Philosopher Harry Frankfurt

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We live in an age of truthiness. Comedian Stephen Colbert coined the word to describe the Bush administration’s tendency to fudge the facts in its favor.

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Noam Chomsky on Whether the Rise of Trump Resembles the Rise of Fascism in 1930s Germany

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No matter where you are in the world, you must by now be well-acquainted with the political chaos in the United States. No one can confidently predict what’s going to happen next.

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4 Simple Ways You Can Personally Reduce Your Risk of Getting Cancer

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A quick public service announcement. According to a new study published in the journal JAMA Oncology, we have a good measure of control over whether cancer rates actually rise or fall. And if we take four practical steps, we could see cancer rates decline by as much as 40-60%. Here’s what the new study recommends:

No smoking.

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Fyodor Dostoyevsky’s Life & Literature Introduced in a Monty Python-Style Animation

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“You know how earlier we were talking about Dostoyevsky?” asks David Brent, Ricky Gervais’ iconically insecure paper-company middle-manager central to the BBC’s original The Office.

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R. Crumb Shows Us How He Illustrated Genesis: A Faithful, Idiosyncratic Illustration of All 50 Chapters

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It is widely accepted among scholars that the first few books of the Bible—including, of course, Genesis, with its creation myths and flood story—are a patchwork of several different sources, pieced together by so-called redactors.

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