Women and the World of Dime Novels

Women and the World of Dime Novels

Full of romance and adventure, dime novels were a variety of melodramatic fiction that was popular in the United States from about 1860 until the early 1900s. Published as cheap paperbacks (most cost only ten cents), they were generally regarded as low-quality fiction. The characters fought, fell in love, got married, and occasionally killed each other (or sometimes themselves). The goal of this exhibit is to highlight some of these female characters.

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Do not have sex with our robots, Japanese firm warns users

Do not have sex with our robots, Japanese firm warns users

The Japanese company behind humanoid robot Pepper has told its owners not to get frisky with it. In the user agreement for the android, mobile phone firm SoftBank states: "The policy owner must not perform any sexual act or other indecent behaviour" on the machine, which is designed to live with humans.

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Buried Treasure Amongst the Stacks

Buried Treasure Amongst the Stacks

This is what buried treasure looks like in a library: This book, which is a collection of two perfectly respectable but not very rare tracts by Vatican Librarian Agostino Steuco, has acted as a vessel, a treasure chest, for the bits and pieces that went into its binding and physical construction.

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Oakland Athletics Become First MLB Organization To Employ Female Coach

Oakland Athletics Become First MLB Organization To Employ Female Coach

A look at the big news that the Oakland Athletics have become the first Major League Baseball team to hire on a woman as a coach. Justine Siegal will work with the organization's minor league infielders in the instructional league this fall.

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