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Bill Clinton's AMA From 1999 is a Treasure Trove of Reaction GIFs

Last week we looked at President Bill Clinton’s 1999 “internet town hall”—an event that was essentially the very first Presidential AMA. The Clinton Library has kindly released the full video of the event, and even though it’s filled with technical glitches and wonky talking points, it’s amazing, if only for the GIF…

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This Overhead Wire Electric Car Thing-a-Ma-Jig Was Way Ahead of Its Time

This “electric carriage,” which appeared in the July 27, 1889 issue of Scientific American was way ahead of its time. How ahead of its time was it? South Dakota wasn’t even a state yet. The article that went along with it noted that the patent for this ingenious contraption was granted to one Mr. Harvey D. Dibble of…

Humanity Finally Travels to Mars in Ron Howard's New Half-Scifi, Half-Documentary TV Series

This November, the National Geographic Channel will take audiences into outer space in a way we haven’t seen before. From producers Ron Howard and Brian Grazer comes Mars, a six-part TV miniseries that blends documentary and science fiction to dramatize humankind’s first trip to Mars in 2033—and io9 is proud to…