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What Is the iPhone?

The Secret History of This Chocolate Chip Cookie

"Sent from my iPhone (actually Steve's)"
David Gallagher
6.29.17
an investigation

Why Does North Korea Keep Photoshopping Kim Jong-un’s Ears?

Forensic software reveals how Kim Jong-un is frequently Photoshopped to “look a bit more handsome” than he is in real life.
Sarah Emerson
6.21.17
Reddit

This Beauty Subreddit Is Extremely Satisfying

r/panporn celebrates the opposite of endless consumption.
Louise Matsakis
6.13.17
on the shoulders of giants

I Felt Every Emotion Standing in the Shadows of NASA's Apollo 1 Fire

Traveling to Pad 34 last week—a trip generously arranged for me by NASA staff—made me feel like I finally knew my grandpa, who tried to save three astronauts.
Kaleigh Rogers
4.28.17
the resistance

'Everything I Stand for Is Being Threatened Right Now:' The Best Signs at the March for Science

Thousands of scientists and allies of science march on Washington, DC.
Jason Koebler
4.22.17
Re-Exposure

The MP3 Player That Made Every Other MP3 Player Possible

The Diamond Rio PMP 300 could barely even hold a single album, but it was a hugely important device in the history of digital music.
Ernie Smith
4.19.17
Clippy 2.0

Are Your Selfies Leaking Your Fingerprints? This AI Will Let You Know

Like a paranoid BonziBuddy.
Jordan Pearson
4.3.17
Re-Exposure

Copies of Copies: The Surprisingly Complicated Process of Making a CD

It takes a whole lot of steps to get an optical disc ready for your CD Walkman—yet it has a surprising amount in common with pressing a record.
Ernie Smith
3.27.17
Do hyperloops go vroom

Hyperloop One's Full-Scale Test Track Is Nearly Complete

The company hopes to do the first full-scale hyperloop test in the first half of this year.
Jason Koebler
3.7.17
Re-Exposure

This Trippy Image Shows How Supercomputers Helped Build Better Jet Engines

It's not a psychedelic desktop wallpaper from the future; it’s a compressor blade simulation from the past, produced by a Cray supercomputer.
Ernie Smith
2.23.17
Mars

It Looks Like Someone Was Raking Sand on Mars

New images show eerie ripples on Martian dunes.
Madison Margolin
2.8.17
celebs

Inside China's Biggest Live-Streaming Superstar Factory

China doesn't need Twitch to make its live-streaming take off.
Jamie Fullerton
2.1.17
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