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Google eBooks: By the Numbers, Then and Now. Posted by Abe Murray, product manager It’s been about six months since we launched Google eBooks.

Google eBooks: By the Numbers, Then and Now

Now, we’re happy to report there are more than three million free Google eBooks available in the U.S. for your enjoyment and enlightenment (as compared to more than two million at launch). You can read them in the free Google Books Web Reader, through a free Google Books app, or by downloading them to your favorite compatible ereader.

To find free Google eBooks, click on “Free Google eBooks” in the left-hand column to narrow your Books search or browse through the Best of the Free bookshelf in the Google eBookstore. Free ebooks aren’t the only thing on the rise... This week, we’ll be revealing Google eBooks facts and figures, and some of the stories behind them, at the BookExpo America and related events in New York. Here’s the line-up: Monday, May 23 Summary: Digital books have “crossed the chasm” to mainstream consumer acceptance. Games. Help, My Half-Elf Is Pregnant! The 11 Strangest Questions From The D&D 'Sage Advice' Column. As this week’s release of John Rogers and Andrea DeVitos’s excellent Dungeons & Dragons #2 proves, D&D and comic books go together like… well, like escapist fantasies set in worlds with super-powerful characters that are built on tenuous, ever-changing rules.

Help, My Half-Elf Is Pregnant! The 11 Strangest Questions From The D&D 'Sage Advice' Column

And like comics, the D&D rules invite all sorts of questions to figure out just how the hell they’re supposed to work. For over thirty years, that was the domain of Dragon Magazine and their “Sage Advice” column, where players could write in with problems to get semi-official answers. Unfortunately for fans of esoteric, incredibly specific knowledge everywhere, the column is no more (having since been replaced by, you know, the Internet), but my pal Mike Sterling recently sent me a link to a searchable archive of 680 “Sage Advice” questions and answers culled from over a hundred issues of Dragon. #1.

. #2. . #3. No souls? #5. . #6. Is it just me, or does the Sage seem a shade too protective of his character here? #7. . #8. . #9. . #10. . #11. MIT Paper Works out Paradox; Fry may not be own Grandfather. It would appear that longstanding and tricky paradox of time travel, that one who travels backward in time could conceivably influence it to the point where the time travel couldn’t have happened is dead.

MIT Paper Works out Paradox; Fry may not be own Grandfather

All hail the longstanding and tricky paradox. This, the “grandfather paradox,” is so named because of the thought experiment used to illustrate it. A time traveler could theoretically go back in the past and murder his own grandfather, which would render the time traveler non extant, and thus would lead to the paradox of the time traveler never having been able to go back in time in the first place. Pudding. The same holds true in a less dramatic fashion for subatomic particles like quarks and photons, which hold a much higher likelihood of ever traveling into the past, based on the strange, spooky behavior they’ve demonstrated for the people who’ve studied and been alarmed by them thus far.

The Story of Mankind. Van Loon, Hendrik .

The Story of Mankind

The Story of Mankind Electronic Text Center, University of Virginia Library | Table of Contents for this work | | All on-line databases | Etext Center Homepage | Image available HIGH up in the North in the land called Svithjod, there stands a rock. When the rock has thus been worn away, then a single day of eternity will have gone by.

WE live under the shadow of a gigantic question mark. Blogs - Public Health Matters Blog – Preparedness 101: Zombie Apocalypse. Walking Dead fans, check out our latest post: There are all kinds of emergencies out there that we can prepare for.

Blogs - Public Health Matters Blog – Preparedness 101: Zombie Apocalypse

Take a zombie apocalypse for example. That’s right, I said z-o-m-b-i-e a-p-o-c-a-l-y-p-s-e. You may laugh now, but when it happens you’ll be happy you read this, and hey, maybe you’ll even learn a thing or two about how to prepare for a real emergency.A Brief History of Zombies We’ve all seen at least one movie about flesh-eating zombies taking over (my personal favorite is Resident Evil), but where do zombies come from and why do they love eating brains so much?

The word zombie comes from Haitian and New Orleans voodoo origins. In movies, shows, and literature, zombies are often depicted as being created by an infectious virus, which is passed on via bites and contact with bodily fluids. The rise of zombies in pop culture has given credence to the idea that a zombie apocalypse could happen. Better Safe than Sorry Never Fear – CDC is Ready Join the CDC Zombie Task Force!