The Icy (South) Pole

Tuesday January 17, 2012

Most success stories don't end with the protagonist cutting his sled in half with a pen knife and eating his sled dog. But the gory details don't dampen the trailblasing success of explorer Douglas Mawson's Australasian Antarctic Expedition. 

Atari Culture Jam

Friday January 13, 2012

Remember when computer games came on cartridges? When pixels were Tic-Tac sized? 

If you ever felt like leafing through some old newspapers but wanted to avoid the musty aura of the library, we'll let you in on a little nerdy secret. 

Light 'em up

Monday November 28, 2011

Like JFK said, it's better to light a candle than curse the darkness. Back in the early 20th century, researchers and scientists from America's Smithsonian Institute did just that, creating lantern slides of their adventures to share with colleagues back home. 

Where's my flying car?

Friday November 18, 2011

Jet packs, robot butlers, flying cars – people in the past thought that the future would be pretty cool. But for Matt Novak of Paleofuture, futurism goes way beyond The Jetsons.

Malcolm Gladwell Talks TED

Sunday November 06, 2011

Extravagantly haired social theorist and raconteur Malcolm Gladwell made his return to the TED conference with this heartwarming story of the Norden bombsight, a revolutionary device designed to make carpet-bombing a little less indiscriminate circa World War II.

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