preservation

HOTY2017

This Agronomist Is Safeguarding the World’s Seeds

Åsmund Asdal coordinates with gene banks to preserve thousands of seed varieties in a safely guarded Nordic vault.
Rebecca Flowers
1.3.18
VICELAND

Meet the Engineer Preserving The Last Analog Motion Graphics Machine

David Sieg’s Scanimate was used to produce TV animations during the 1970s and 80s.
Louise Matsakis
9.21.17
whole lotta love

This 600-Pound Preserved Blue Whale Heart Will Last 1,000 Years

It's the first preserved blue whale heart in the world.
Lisa Cumming
5.18.17
White Whales

Software Preservation Is a Job for the Government, UNESCO Says

Code is heritage.
Jordan Pearson
4.5.17
golden years, go-old

Programmers Are Racing to Save Apple II Software Before It Goes Extinct

We're living in a golden age of Apple II preservation.
Jordan Pearson
3.24.17
Mr. Freeze

The Father of Cryonics Never Really Died

Robert Ettinger 'died' in 2011 and was preserved according to his beliefs, but his work and message live on with his followers.
Mary Pilon
2.22.17
Gunther Von Hagens

Inside The German Museum Of Perfectly Preserved Corpses

The Plastinarium just celebrated 10 years of showcasing preserved cadavers.
Farid Farid
1.6.17
dinosaurs

This 'Pickled' Dinosaur Brain Was Miraculously Preserved for 133 Million Years

“We are simply amazed that we have any structures present given how delicate these things are.”
Becky Ferreira
10.27.16
Mining

Yosemite National Park Used to Be 30 Percent Bigger

Since the early 1900s, one-third of Yosemite National Park has disappeared.
Sarah Emerson
8.25.16
WOLVES

The Red Wolf Is Mostly Coyote

Why that matters for wolf conservation, and the management of wild hybrid species in general.
Becky Ferreira
7.27.16
history

The Scientists Who Are Deciphering 'Unreadable' Ancient Texts

The Lazarus Project has a secret to reading invisible ink: capturing it with multispectral imaging.
Becky Ferreira
2.10.16
Internet Archive

The Internet Archive Opened an Online Malware Museum

Relive your shittiest computing experiences decade by decade.
Daniel Oberhaus
2.6.16
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