Category Archives: History

Second Handwritten Copy of the Declaration of Independence Discovered in England

Harvard researchers have discovered a parchment manuscript of the Declaration of Independence at a small archive office in the United Kingdom. Only the second parchment copy known to exist, it contains several features that mark it as distinct from the … Continue reading

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Infant is world’s first to have three biological parents

It sounds like the setup of a wacky science fiction comedy, but this is actually real life. A five-month old baby boy was just revealed to be the first kid in the world with three biological parents, according to New … Continue reading

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This is how SpaceX plans to send people to Mars

paceX plans to send humans to Mars with on a ship called the Interplanetary Transport System, and in a video published today, the company revealed how the ITS will actually perform. The ITS is capable of carrying up to 100 … Continue reading

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Nike’s self-lacing HyperAdapt shoes go on sale November 28th

Nike designer Tinker Hatfield promised us power-lacing shoes to mimic the kicks from Back to the Future in 2016, and now we know what day they’ll go on sale. The Nike HyperAdapt 1.0 will be available at “select” retail locations … Continue reading

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Star Trek Is My Best Love

After you’ve spent enough time in the company of geeks and nerds,someone will eventually ask the inevitable question: Star Wars or Star Trek? And I always give the same answer: Star Wars was my first love, but Star Trek is … Continue reading

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World’s longest aircraft takes its first flight

That aircraft you see above may look more than a little odd, but it just made history… and it might be the future of flight. Hybrid Air Vehicles has successfully flown the Airlander 10, a long-endurance airplane/airship hybrid billed as … Continue reading

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The internet’s Ice Bucket Challenge funded a medical discovery

Internet sensations can do more than just trigger fond memories or confusion… sometimes, they might just lead to a vital cure. Some of the $100 million-plus in donations from the Ice Bucket Challenge (the viral video-fueled awareness campaign for ALS, … Continue reading

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