Modern Technology Began in Garages, and So May The Future of Batteries

Welcome to another Sunday and another round up of wonderful science and tech reads from around the web. We've got tons of great stuff, all worthy of carving a few minutes out of your busy (or lax) Sunday. This week we're talking about Google's dichotomy as an information index and glorified advertiser, the very real… » 3/15/15 4:00pm 3/15/15 4:00pm

How Pan Am Became King of International Travel, and How It Lost It All

Welcome to Reading List, your weekly collection of most-read work from around the web. Valentine's Day is behind us and the gruesome work week hangs over all our heads, but for now we can take solace in a story detailing the rise of fall of great American airline, how one single tweet can ruin a life, or how the… » 2/15/15 4:05pm 2/15/15 4:05pm

What Would Happen If the Earth Stopped Its Orbit? (Nothing Good)

Welcome to Reading List. Another year and another week means another roundup of great stories that might have squeaked by during the holiday. We've got some speculative doom and gloom, a look into the future of one of NASA's Mars rovers, and a profile of a man who is clickbait personified. Happy New Year and happy… » 1/04/15 2:00pm 1/04/15 2:00pm

The History and Possible Future of Toy Guns

Welcome to Reading List, a round up of online awesomeness of the past week. We've got stuff that takes place in space, other stuff that takes place in the past, and even more stuff that may be a trip back to your childhood. It's time to get back into the internet swing of things and get caught up on some reads. Enjoy! » 12/28/14 6:03pm 12/28/14 6:03pm

NASA Built a $349 Million Test Tower, Then Immediately Shut It Down

Welcome to Reading List, a collection of some of the best digital reads in technology and science. We have stories that take a deep dive into Amazon's ebook empire, a perplexing survey into NASA's $349 million abandoned test tower, an investigation into how online media works through the eyes of one ambitious startup,… » 12/21/14 4:00pm 12/21/14 4:00pm

How One of the Internet's Most Memorable Logos Was Created

Welcome to Reading List, a brief tour of some of the wonderful tech reads around the web. Online vigilantism, government hacking, and a brief history lesson on the early internet are just a few great reads in store. Indulge in a lazy Sunday, at least for the next hour or so, and catch up on some long form internet. » 12/14/14 6:00pm 12/14/14 6:00pm