The Legend of Zelda: Hyrule Historia hits #1 on Amazon

Have you every met any hard-core fans of The Legend of Zelda? I'm sure we all have, but I honestly never realized how many of them there were out there.

Genetics book encoded in DNA

To demonstrate that DNA's suitable for use as a large-scale data storage medium, a team of scientists has encoded a 5.27MB book using DNA microchips, and then read it back again.

Horror fun with Metallica’s Kirk Hammett

The late fifties was the dawn of what was later termed the "monster kid" generation. 

The asteroids of Eon

One of the things I like about a really good science fiction novel is that it never seems to go out of style and doesn't feel outdated, even if times have obviously changed since the story was first written. 

Mission Impossible, robot style [video]

A group of robots dubbed a Swarmanoid has won the video award from the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI) for its Mission Impossible-style demonstration of, um, taking a book from a shelf.

The world's most expensive book? A 1992 volume on flies

Late last year, the world's most expensive book - a beautifully-preserved copy of John James Audubon's Birds of America - sold at Sotheby's for £7.3 million, or around $10 million.

Facebook trademarks more of the English language

Face(TM)book(TM) has succeeded in persuading the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) to grant it a trademark on the word 'face'(TM).

Facebook goes after another site with 'book' in its name

Facebook is continuing with its campaign to trademark two of the commonest nouns in the English language by turning its sights on a two-person website that highlights stupid Facebook posts.

Amazon pulls pro-pedophilia book after outcry

Amazon's finally pulled an ebook from sale after thousands of consumers protested that it was legitimizing pedophilia.

Book highlights world's most unfortunate web addresses

If you were looking for professional advice, would you go to Or would you buy art from