Here is how dinner changed over the last 100 years

It’s not the most comprehensive look at the history of food but Mode’s video showcasing 100 years of dinner is really enjoyable to watch because it’s just pure fun to find out all the stuff, both delicious and horrific, that we used to put in our bodies. The video captures food trends pretty well—TV dinners, SPAM,… »Wednesday 8:15pm11/25/15 8:15pm


The US Government is Being Sued for Losing a Critical JFK Assassination Film

The Zapruder film may be the most famous footage taken of the Kennedy assassination, but it’s not the only one. The “Nix Film” may be lesser known, but it’s no less important. It has been missing for decades, so the granddaughter of the photographer who captured the film is now suing the US government. She wants it… »Monday 4:20pm11/23/15 4:20pm

The First Time NASA Docked with a Soviet Spacecraft in Orbit

Two spacecraft drifted closer to one another far above planet Earth, as they prepared to dock. It was July 17th, 1975, and they were about to make history. For the first time, a United States Apollo and Soviet Union Soyuz spacecraft would dock with one another, an enormously symbolic mission that served as a small… »11/21/15 1:30pm11/21/15 1:30pm

The Gruesome History of the Galapagos Islands' Nietzsche-Fueled Homesteader Death Showdown

The Galapagos Islands are best known for their giant tortoises, but they’re also the site of one of the most bizarre homesteading misadventures ever, complete with proto-hippies, a polyamorous baroness, potentially poisoned boiled chicken, births in pirate caves, and unsolved deaths that look a lot like murder. »11/20/15 9:00am11/20/15 9:00am

How a Radical 1960s Architect Inspired NASA's Next Great Space Robot 

NASA’s bizarre Super Ball Bot is unlike any robot ever built–it uses a net of wires and rods to move, and could someday explore harsh exoplanets. It also has an unlikely heritage: It was inspired by the ideas of a visionary from the 1960s building floating cities based on the same concept. »11/19/15 1:30pm11/19/15 1:30pm

There Were American Nazi Summer Camps Across the US in the 1930s

During the latter half of the 1930s, a surprising number of Nazi-themed summer camps sprouted across the United States. Organized locally and without the support of Germany, these summer outings bore a startling resemblance to the Hitler Youth. Here’s what these camps were like—and how, for a short time, the Third… »11/19/15 1:00pm11/19/15 1:00pm

The Caves that Held a Secret Hungarian Aircraft Factory During World War II

In 1944 and 1945, the Allies were attacking the last supporter of Nazi Germany. Tens of thousands of tons of bombs were dropped on Hungarian ground targets, mostly by the Consolidated B-24 Liberator and Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress bombers of the 15th Air Force. By the end of the World War II, the rain of incendiary… »11/18/15 2:40pm11/18/15 2:40pm

Crypto is For Everyone—and American History Proves It

Over the last year, law enforcement officials around the world have been pressing hard on the notion that without a magical “backdoor” to access the content of any and all encrypted communications by ordinary people, they’ll be totally incapable of fulfilling their duties to investigate crime and protect the public.… »11/01/15 10:00am11/01/15 10:00am

How to Delete Just One Site From Your Chrome Browsing History

Google’s Chrome browser has a neat history erase tool that lets you blitz your browsing logs from the last hour, day, week or month—or from the beginning of time. However, that history can be useful to search back through, and if you only want to exorcise one site from Chrome’s memory, here’s how to do it. »10/28/15 10:20am10/28/15 10:20am