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The Hummingbird Effect: How Galileo Invented Timekeeping and Forever Changed Modern Life

While we appreciate it in the abstract, few of us pause to grasp the miracles of modern life, from artificial light to air conditioning, as <b>Steven Johnson</b> puts it in the excellent <b>How We Got to Now: Six Innovations That Made the Modern World</b> (<i>public library</i>), “how amazing it is that we drink water …

Homer's Last Theorem

Along with high school friends David Schiminovich and David Borden, he formed a teenage gang of computer programmers called the Glitchmasters, and …

Nvidia sinks moon landing hoax using virtual light

Using its new top-shelf graphics processing unit, Nvidia tackles one of the most persistent conspiracy theories in American history: the veracity of the 1969 to 1972 Apollo moon landings.<p>Few events in US history inspire a paranoiac bent on unearthing political conspiracy theories quite like the …

Space Exploration

What It’s Like To Use North Korea’s Internet

By Michael Grothaus10 minute Read<p>Yesterday we investigated what little is known about the country’s totalitarian Red Star operating system. But what …

Silicon Valley tries egg-freezing perks. How about just hiring more women?

How Silicon Valley is becoming a microcosm of America’s refusal to talk about female-friendly policies<p>Have you ever been to a cocktail party to learn how to freeze your eggs?<p>They exist. Companies like EggBanxx host egg freezing-themed cocktail parties targeting career women. Companies like Facebook …