A rare look inside the Svalbard Global Seed Vault—“the world’s most important freezer”—which is closed for about 350 days a year.
The theremin is one of the oldest electronic musical instruments in history. The “theremini,” its new little brother, is flat-out adorable.
When you’re not doing anything meaningful, why do it yourself?
Like a Stonehenge in the present day, the Clock of the Long Now is a project to build a clock that can operate for 10,000 years.
While you were (probably) sleeping, Earth was treated to its annual viewing of the Perseid cloud.
“Newsome was halfway up the 30-foot pole when police demanded that she climb back down, but she continued upward and removed the flag.”
The invasion of the Apple Watch is imminent. While the technology future it heralds is exciting, some of our wrists are already spoken for.
Our urban future is upon us, city planners tell us, but residents’ on-again, off-again relationship with their surroundings makes them want to say goodbye to all that.
Over the next few decades, baby boomers will reinvent how America dies. That gives Generation X one last thing to roll its eyes about, as it follows a step behind.
The California Dream is made possible by old water and big water. Unfortunately, the former doesn’t care about us, and the latter’s running dry. A native reports from the wine country, where fires loom.
Sumptuous, extremely close-up paintings of hair gel, body wash, and other beauty products, using 5-hour Energy powder, Viagra, and MDMA to create pigments along the way.
Thirty years ago, two friends created a vision of the future—a space opera put to tape—and buried it in a time capsule. Listening again today, it turns out we remember the past as it never quite was.