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Yes, Cincinnati has a subway system. No, you can’t use it.
Even 100 years after its construction, ideas for putting it to use keep popping up.
AI turned a Rembrandt masterpiece into 5.6 terabytes of data
Algorithms and museum grunt work helped restore a centuries-old painting—so you can enjoy it at home.
Roman soldiers, booze, and mail trucks shaped the fruitcake’s rich history
You can thank (or blame) the Postal Service for the fruitcake's dominance.
This pseudoscience movement wants to wipe germs from existence
A 160-year-old rivalry, two cranky chemists, and a growing community of COVID deniers.
Dead ships find solace under the treacherous surface of the Great Lakes
The massive lake system is full of ships taken down in seasonal storms, now preserved by cold fresh water.
How the US census inspired the personal computer
The company founded to mechanically sort census data eventually became IBM.
Ancient robots were objects of fantasy and fun
Artificial servants, autonomous killing machines, surveillance systems, and sex robots have been part of the human imagination for thousands of years.
These young cities are solving age-old problems
Welcome to the new and improved metropolis.
These ‘experts’ once said women couldn’t play football. Boy were they wrong.
A new book chronicles the lively, groundbreaking, and often maddening history of the National Women's Football League.
Deepfakes could help us relive history—or rewrite it
Either way, it's a slippery slope.