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Thanks To H.R. Giger, For All The Sleepless Nights

Tue, 05/13/2014 - 11:26am

Chris Klimek remembers science fiction designer H.R. Giger, who kept him sleeping with the lights on for many nights after producing some of the indelible and terrifying imagery of Alien.

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Artist H.R. Giger, Creator Of Surreal Biomechanics, Dies

Tue, 05/13/2014 - 11:10am

You might not know the name, but you probably know the work: H.R. Giger created some of the most powerfully creepy visuals in Hollywood's history for 1979's sci-fi film Alien.

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Book News: Each Page Of 'A Drinkable Book' Kills Bacteria In Drinking Water

Tue, 05/13/2014 - 8:03am

A "Drinkable Book" can be used to treat drinking water. Also: a new book claims to know the identity of the Zodiac Killer; why all books about Africa use the same cover image.

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Campy, Sweet Love Letters, Straight From The Kitten Basket

Tue, 05/13/2014 - 5:58am

Christopher Isherwood was in his 40's when he met the teenaged Don Bachardy. They spent the next three decades making up a tender storybook world, expressed in a new collection of their love letters.

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Turnspit Dogs: The Rise And Fall Of The Vernepator Cur

Tue, 05/13/2014 - 2:02am

The turnspit dog was once an essential part of every large kitchen in Britain. Bred to run in a wheel that turned a roasting spit, the small but strong dogs ensured that the meat cooked evenly.

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