EelPowerPunks-feature Electric Eel-Punk Powers Active!

In our recent podcast episode on electric fish, we marveled at the power of the electric eel and I dared ponder why we don’t see a sub-genre of “eel punk” fiction. Just imagine a Victorian world where bio-electric fish power

infoelv-feature The Information Elevator: Series I

If you haven’t caught Julie’s “Information Elevator” video series yet, then catch up! The first series is complete and you’ll find all the episodes below. Want to see more? Have special requests for topics or guests? Let us know in

concorde-feature Evolution Killed the Supersonic Airliner

A new study published in the Journal of Applied Physics argues that the supersonic Concorde passenger jet didn’t simply vanish into retirement. Nope, this luxury dinosaur went extinct. It all comes down to Duke University Physics Professor Adrian Bejan’s constructal

2001dawnofman-feature Space Music: Tool meets ’2001: A Space Odyssey’

The “Dawn of Man” segment in Stanley Kubrick’s 1968 classic “2001: A Space Odyssey” is simply spellbinding, as is that portion of Arthur C. Clarke’s novel. It’s a legendary sequence, forever linked with Richard Strauss’ “Also sprach Zarathustra.” But what

future2012b-feature Retrofuturist Flashback: Life in the Year 2012

Do you remember 2012? It was a fabulous year, full of airship chocolate deliveries and 8-hour flights to lunar vacation destinations. Or at least that’s how it played out in these 1912 postcards from the Chocolat Lombart company. The image

danteandvirgilinhell-feature Art Spotlight: Dante and Virgil in Hell

Here we see Dante and Virgil in Hell. As they observe the suffering of the wrathful, they too are observed by a demon of the Malebranche. This would appear to be a scene from Canto VII, in which our Infernonauts

pioneer2-feature Top 10 Mindblowers: Nudity

Behold the science of human nudity… Read more ›

fashion2000 Retrofuturist Flashback: Clothing of the Future!

Let’s take another look at the future via the past. This time it’s the fashions of the year 2000 as envisioned in 1939. “What will Eve look like in AD 2000?” Well, according to the fashion designers behind this short,

theanatomylesson1-feature Artatomical: Rembrandt’s Anatomy Lessons

No survey of anatomical art is complete without a visit to the work of Dutch master Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn (1606 – 1669). Above we see his 1656 painting “‘The Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Jan Deijman,” in which the good

sunriseatthespace-feature Cosmic Canvas: Alexey Arkhipovich Leonov

Space paintings by a man who has actually been there… Read more ›

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