Tomorrowland’s Problem Isn’t Tomorrow, It’s Yesterday

Tomorrowland’s Problem Isn’t Tomorrow, It’s Yesterday

In Tomorrowland, we get the future we need, but maybe not the one we deserve.

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An Ode to New Horizons

An Ode to New Horizons

New Horizon’s first color picture of Pluto and its moon was nothing more than a big dot and a little dot. So why does it resonate so deeply within us?

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An Imperial Officer From Star Wars Faces the Press

An Imperial Officer From Star Wars Faces the Press

Imagine if Grand Moff Tarkin had a publicist.

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The Science of Why No One Agrees on the Color of This Dress

The Science of Why No One Agrees on the Color of This Dress

Not since Monica Lewinsky was a White House intern has one blue dress been the source of so much consternation. (And yes, it’s blue.) The fact that a single image could polarize the entire Internet into two aggressive camps is, let’s face it, just another Thursday. But for the past half-day, people across social media […]

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What 800 Nerds on a Cruise Ship Taught Me About Life, the Universe, and Snorkeling

What 800 Nerds on a Cruise Ship Taught Me About Life, the Universe, and Snorkeling

A ship of nerds, of which I am one. A secret font of geek culture. A pop-up community that inverts the classic rules of social hierarchy and celebrates new ones. Which should sound pretty great to me. It really should.

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Meet the Bartender Who’s Using Science to Reinvent the Cocktail

Meet the Bartender Who’s Using Science to Reinvent the Cocktail

Dave Arnold is not a typical bartender. As head of Manhattan bar Booker and Dax (and before that a kind of culinary engineer for molecular gastronomy outpost wd~50), Arnold perfects his boozy recipes with equipment out of a science lab.

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