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Austria finds 15th century bras – Telegraph

A revolutionary discovery is rewriting the history of underwear: Some 600 years ago, women wore bras. The University of Innsbruck said on Wednesday that archeologists found four linen bras dating from the Middle Ages in an Austrian castle. Fashion experts describe the find as surprising because the bra had commonly …

Architizer Blog » Developers Behind Tokyo Sky Tree to Build 22,370-Mile High Space Elevator by 2050

It seems that the race for the tallest skyscraper in the world is always tripping over itself, as one incredulous claim always begets another before you can even mouth the words “top off.” As developers in Azerbaijan are putting together plans for a one-kilometer tall tower, Obayashi Corp., the Japanese …

Early books: Holy writ | The Economist

 THE book fits into the palm of your hand. Barely three inches across, it weighs no more than a few ounces and opens with words familiar through the ages: In principio erat verbum (“In the beginning was the word”). It was written more than 1,300 years ago in a neat …