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Percival Lowell’s dogged belief helped bring Mars science to 19th century America

Olympus Mons, a Martian volcano, photographed by the Viking 1 spacecraft from 5000 miles away.
Olympus Mons, a Martian volcano, photographed by the Viking 1 spacecraft from 5000 miles away.
Olympus Mons. Photos courtesy of NASA/JPL.


And Palmer Luckey may be the big winner

Nintendo Playstation Prototype
Nintendo Playstation Prototype
Nintendo Playstation Prototype. Photo: Mats Lindh/Flickr/Wikimedia Commons


There’s more to adapters than meets the eye

Photo: from author


Software designer Alan Cooper explains why they call him the ‘Father of Visual Basic’

Photo: Richard Baker/Getty Images


How a 67-cent pack of Juicy Fruit, and a guy who said no, changed the way we shopped

Photo illustration: Chris Stokel-Walker. Source: Wikipedia/Public domain


The documentary ‘Losing Lena’ is about the many small ways in which women are told they don’t belong in tech

Photo: Dwight Hooker/Playboy Magazine


The author of the new novel ‘The Future of Another Timeline’ talks to OneZero about what it means to write (and rewrite) history

A photo illustration of the text “The Future of Another Timeline” juxtaposed against a portrait of the author, Annalee Newitz
A photo illustration of the text “The Future of Another Timeline” juxtaposed against a portrait of the author, Annalee Newitz


What an outdated printing machine can teach us about embracing automation

Credit: 4motions Werbeagentur/Unsplash


From yogurt containers to Lego pieces, plastic is already becoming part of the excavated past

Illustration by Dion MBD


A personal perspective on Apollo 11, and restoring the American Dream

Aldrin Gazes at Tranquility Base. Source: NASA

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