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Tomb-Bot Will Be the First to Enter Final Secret Chambers of the Great Pyramid
Egyptologists are hoping some 21st-century tech will help them unlock secrets from 4,500 years ago. They’re using a robot to...
Archive Gallery: The Electric Car, 1916-Present
Electric cars are nothing new: From lever-powered hybrids to generator-towing luxury cars, we've tracked their progress for nearly a century
Four-Ton Transformer Tribute to Ancient Chinese General Meshes History and Sci-Fi
In the U.S., we often complete the run-up to graduation by writing 25 pages of extremely dry thesis that is...
Archive Gallery: Yesteryear’s Airports of the Future
Cotton runways, a runway powered by ocean currents and something called "the Aerotropolis"
Video: The Drunk History of Nikola Tesla, Father of Western Technology
Nikola Tesla, pioneering inventor, died penniless and unrecognized. We have previously mentioned his hipster cred, but it has taken until...
According to New Comprehensive Review, a Giant Meteorite Caused the Dinosaur Extinction
The most explicit look yet at the impact that wiped out more than half of all life on earth
1970s Brits Explain the History of Innovation
The first season of "Connections" is one of the best documentaries ever
Is Science Better Today Than It Used To Be?
Looking at a century of so-called progress
Archeologists Unearth Oldest “Old World” Brain
As part a two-year excavation in one of southeastern Armenia's caves, archeologists discovered a well-preserved brain of a young girl, announcing it as the oldest known human brain from the Old World
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