Category: Technology

How gambling, drinking, and laziness led to the creation of the sandwich

According to this newspaper from 106 years ago, humans prefer to just ignore impending doom

From rites of passage to hipsters: The evolution of tattoos

During the space race, the Soviet Union ruled Venus

You asked, we’ll answer: Marie Curie named most influential woman of all time

How WWI helped invent the zipper

Are the Great Pyramid of Giza’s electromagnetic qualities evidence of extraterrestrial life?

The 16th century shieldgun was an intimidating piece of garbage

Robert Cornelius: The first man to take a selfie in 1839

19th-century railway workers’ injuries were so gnarly they needed their own surgeons

What did people of the past think the future would look like?

Particle accelerator used to recover 150-year-old daguerreotype portraits

They turned a cat into a phone for the sake of science

How Florence Sabin transformed medicine and made headway for women scientists

Hedy Lamarr: How the Hollywood glamour girl helped invent Wi-Fi

Uncovering the secrets of a 1,000-year-old celestial computer

The Voyager missions: Photos, facts, and quotes of epic proportions

The blind baby crisis of the 1950s

The craziest medical treatments in history

15 accidental inventions that changed the world

This Nobel Prize winner is also the father of chemical warfare

Boy unearths treasure from Danish king, and it’s surprising link to Bluetooth

Animals in space exploration

Premies in showbiz: The twisted history of incubators in Coney Island freak shows

Stradivari violins’ brilliant clarity and the little ice age

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