“Ghost Stories of Tripadvisor” by Bompas & Parr Editions

Online travel review platform Tripadvisor is rife with horror stories of all kinds, which London design studio Bompas & Parr trawled for spooky tales to collate into a book—just in time for Halloween. With 40 ghost stories from Tripadvisor users, the book details hotel hauntings from eerie events in England to the undead in the USA. Illustrated with unexplained images, this creepy and comical book …

Wired’s Guide to Surviving a Volcanic Eruption

Using the eruption of Mount Vesuvius and its impact upon Pompeii as an example, Wired writer Cody Cassidy (author of Who Ate The First Oyster?) delves into the factual ways people survived the perils of magma, raining ash and explosive gas. With the help of Pier Paolo Petrone (forensic anthropologist at the University of Naples) and James Moore (volcanologist and scientist emeritus at the US Geological Survey), …

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Virtual joyrides, magic history, revelations in space and more discoveries from around the web

Nancy Grace Roman Space Telescope Will Reveal Hidden Rogue Planets A new study conducted by researchers at The Ohio State University posits that NASA’s upcoming launch of the Nancy Grace Roman Space Telescope could reveal that rogue planets (those that float in space without orbiting a sun) outnumber the stars in the Milky Way. The telescope—which is named for NASA’s first chief astronomer—promises a field …