Archive - Aug 5, 2012

Fifth copy of "the birth certificate of America" found

Experts previously believed that only four copies of the 16th century Waldseemueller map still existed, but a fifth copy has been discovered between the pages of a 19th century book in Munich's Ludwig Maximilian University. (photo)

Elfsea Baronial College photos online

Master Caelin on Andrede reports that he has created an album of photos from Elfsea Baronial College 2012, which took place recently in the Kingdom of Ansteorra. The photos are available on Flickr.

Xena inspires modern armor design

The increase in the number of female soldiers in combat has prompted American engineers to design better-fitting body armor for women. Their inspiration: Xena: Warrior Princess, "with more curves in the chest and hips."