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5 Beloved Scientists Who Were Actually Bullies
Electrocuting animals, stealing credit, self-aggrandizing, and more
Archive Gallery: The History of Recorded Music
From phonographs to records to iPods, with a few hiccups along the way
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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...
Pre-Edison Sound Recording Played Back
The sound, made with an obscure device that recorded sound waves on paper, is claimed to be the oldest known audio recording
Miraculous Years to Rival Einsteins
2+ Discoveries / 12 Months = Annus mirabilis