A probe hurtling towards Mercury stops talking. A member of the Messenger spacecraft team, Chris Krupiarz, recalls the fingernail-biting moments.
As previously mentioned, I’m doing a six-week stint with Disney Imagineering in Glendale, and today I got to spend the day hanging out at Disneyland for the launch of Disneyside, an initiative that asks Disney fans to share photos and videos of themselves having fun at the Disney parks.
Cory Doctorow and the famed author discuss building worlds, the legitimacy of authority, and the future.
The latest issue of The Magazine, an ad-free, subscriber-supported publication, is out! Issue #28 features five stories, brought to us from Malta, England, Arizona, New York, and California. Submarines, hidden places in hospitals, aging bodies, body-part models, and the living spirit of the New Deal among us. Read on for details.
By Simon Singh
The Simpsons is arguably the most successful television show in history. Inevitably, its global appeal and enduring popularity have prompted academics (who tend to overanalyze everything) to identify the subtext of the series and to ask some profound questions.
A seemingly rational Dutch businessman has transformed his fantasy of a two-person submarine into reality, Elisabeth Eaves writes from Malta.
Ethan Gilsdorf reviews Katie Graham and Andrew Matthews’ darkly comic fable of nerdliness, rivalry and belonging.
By Rian Hughes
“I find myself using a large Rowney sketchbook to carve my way through the evening crowds around Piccadilly Circus, following Eros’ arrow up to the narrow streets of Soho, London’s notorious sleaze quarter.”
Cartoonist Peter Steiner created The New Yorker’s most popular gag panel. What happened after that?
National Wildlife Federation naturalist David Mizejewski explains how nature would deal with a zombie outbreak: brutally, and without quarter.
Interview with Jim Mickle, director of "We Are What We Are," a horror film in the guise of a serious drama
Jim Mickle carves out a niche as an art-house horror upstart.
What can Foursquare can tell us about urban design, complexity, and the future of smart cities? Anthony Townsend of the Institute for the Future looks at the digital lattices of our concrete canyons in this excerpt from his new book just out today, Smart Cities: Big Data, Civil Hackers, and the Quest for a New Utopia.