Thanks to the miracle of contemporary connectivity, I can be here, in one place physically, another place mentally, still others visually or financially.
At the end of the nineteenth century, the kilogram was conceived as the mass of one liter of water at 4°C, the temperature at which water was densest.
Prosthetics have come a long way from the wooden big toe found on a a 3000-year-old mummy, or the Etruscan bridgework made of human teeth.
The advent of synthetic fabrics played a surprising role in bringing women into the workforce, as Mercury 13 trainee Geraldine Sloan’s story illustrates.
Anna Atkins reportedly created the first photographically illustrated and printed book in response to another monograph she thought was shoddily done.
When it comes to nuclear power, one word in particular instills fear: meltdown. But what is a meltdown? Can one be avoided?
One response to the "bigger is better" trend has been the rise of microhomes: hyper-fashionable domiciles around 40 square meters in size.
How having a million browser tabs open is akin to hoarding...and a couple ways you can clean up this particular kind of digital clutter.
Acute Art is a kind virtual reality marketed directly to artists. Marina Abramović, Olafur Eliasson, and Jeff Koons have been the first to try it out.
The internet has already transformed how Americans eat; the Amazon/Whole Foods deal is just the culmination of this transformation.