European Space History has just posted this awesome movie poster-like orange-blue launch photo of a historic space event that took place on November 26th way back in 1965.
We all know that economists love science fiction — especially Isaac Asimov fan Paul Krugman. But science fiction and fantasy can also help teach ordinary people about the Dismal Science. Here are 22 great science fiction and fantasy stories that can help you make sense of economics.
10 characters (Asterix, Calvin, Donald Duck, Captain Haddock, Batman, Heimo Vesa, Corto Maltese, Moomintroll, Garfield, and Lucy) each drawn in the style of 10 cartoonists (Uderzo, Watterson, Barks, Hergé, Adams, Jarla, Pratt, Jansson, Davis, and Schulz) for a total of 100 perfect renditions!
When people in the United States talk about great fantasy heroes, it's all Conan, Bilbo, and Harry Potter. Nobody ever talks about the little French dude with the wings on his head. Asterix the Gaul has a huge following in Europe, thanks to decades of adventures in the Roman Empire and the rest of the world. But he's…
We've seen many a bizarre Tintin homage in our day, but this comic strip by the illustrator Yop! over at French comics site Mooloozone is especially neat. It's in French, but the plot should be pretty familiar to any X-fan. The only major difference is Wolverine mentions Loch Lomond. I always assumed he was a Canadian…
Here's the cheekiest medical study we've seen recently. Neurosurgeons at Düsseldorf's Heinrich-Heine-University have catalogued occurrences of brain trauma in Asterix comics. Y'know, those comics about rambunctious Gauls who're always pounding the hell outta Roman legionnaires (and each other).