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The Unsolvable Mysteries of the Voynich Manuscript - The New Yorker

Some of the greatest code breakers in history have tried to unlock the mysteries of the Voynich Manuscript. No one has succeeded.

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New signs of language surface in mystery Voynich text | New Scientist

Some had dismissed the unknown script in a mysterious 15th-century illustrated text as gibberish, but statistical analysis indicates it could be a cipher... #Voynich

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Lost in translation: the Ancient books that we can't decode

In 1908, archaeologist Luigi Pernier was poking around the ruins of an ancient palace in Crete when he unearthed a smallish clay disc that featured a series of mysterious symbols set in a spiral on both sides.

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New Scans of the Voynich Manuscript, a Medieval Book No One Can Read

The #Voynich #Manuscript is one of the most obsessed-over historical enigmas. A #medieval book dating from the late 15th or 16th century, its strange, flowing script has never been deciphered, its origins never determined.

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Why scholars can’t resist the uncrackable Voynich manuscript - The Boston Globe

To study it has been called “academic suicide,” but the #Voynich #manuscript, a book of mysterious handwritten script and illustrations, has drawn obsessive scholars ever since its discovery in an Italian monastery by a Lithuanian booksel...

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A Book No One Can Read: Mystery of 600-Year-Old Voynich Manuscript

The #Voynich #manuscript is a medieval work written in the XV century by unknown authors. Researchers have tried to solve its riddle for several hundred years as the #language of the manuscript is unknown. Some have even suggested that it was ...

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Book Stumps Decoders: Design Filter, Please? | Evolution News

A mysterious #Voynich #manuscript has baffled historians for centuries. Nobody, though, thinks it wasn't designed for a purpose.

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Leith on language: The joy of an unreadable book|Prospect Magazine

The cleverest people in the world have worked on #Voynich for centuries, and it still defiantly resists interpretation

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The Unread: The Mystery of the Voynich Manuscript - The New Yorker

I wasn’t the only one who believed that he could crack the manuscript's secrets. The first person said to have owned the #Voynich #manuscript was the Holy Roman …

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Voynich manuscript: Nonsensical fraud, forgotten language, or secret code? -

Continuing our ongoing look at conspiracy theories, pervasive myths, and urban legends, this week we go in depth with a mysterious 15th century codex of unknown origins and meaning. Check out our previous … #Voynich

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Be employable, study philosophy -

The discipline teaches you how to think clearly, a gift that can be applied to just about any line of work

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Thor’s a woman? It’s about time - The Globe and Mail

Marvel comics has announced that a man will no longer raise Mjolnir #Thor

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George R. R. Martin Still Uses A DOS Word Processor

#CONAN Highlight: Martin writes his "Game of Thrones" books on Wordstar 4.0, a program last popular when Duran Duran was cranking out hits. #gameofthrones #georgerrmartin

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The Truth Is, Philosophy Rules Your World : 13.7: Cosmos And Culture : NPR

A remarkable new book brings #Plato back to teach us how to make our lives matter and why philosophy is here to stay. Commentator Marcelo Gleiser can't recommend it enough.

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Ernest Hemingway Creates a Reading List for a Young Writer, 1934 | Open Culture

In the spring of 1934, a young man who wanted to be a writer hitchhiked to Florida to meet his idol, Ernest Hemingway. Arnold Samuelson was an

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Lawyer who uncovered JK Rowling's Robert Galbraith alter ego fined £1,000 | Books | The Guardian

Christopher Gossage told his wife's best friend that obscure writer of The Cuckoo's Calling was in fact Harry Potter author

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