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We Got Buckminster Fuller's FBI File

Buckminster Fuller was a world-renowned architect, math-obsessed designer, and affable weirdo. He died in 1983, but Fuller is still remembered fondly today for his geodesic domes and his three-wheeled cars. Despite extensive historical interest in the man, his FBI file has never been made public. Until now. » 5/20/15 3:52pm 5/20/15 3:52pm

Read The Bullshit Charts A "Scientist" Is Hawking To Sports Teams

Every team wants the perfect draft pick. It's a deceptively simple-sounding goal that haunts every executive in sports, because they are being asked to do the nearly impossible—predict what human beings will do. Sure, every few years a player like Andrew Luck or Bryce Harper comes along who simply can't fail (even… » 3/13/15 1:27pm 3/13/15 1:27pm

Every Response I Got When I FOIA'd the Year's Dumbest App

When the soul-crushingly simple, single-serving messaging app Yo hit the App Store this past summer, people couldn't say enough about the app that said barely anything at all. But given our pseudo-surveillance state and similar apps' privacy concerns, we wondered—could the government be spying on (or even just… » 9/25/14 9:50am 9/25/14 9:50am

Now You Can Read Notorious B.I.G.'s and Osama Bin Laden's Old FBI Files…

I get the feeling some marketing guru told the FBI they needed to connect with a hipper, younger, generation, because they just launched a new searchable archive called THE VAULT. In it, you can search the files of old people, like Al Capone and Marilyn Monroe, and kinda old people, like the Notorious B.I.G. and Osama… » 4/07/11 1:20pm 4/07/11 1:20pm