German Renaissance Man. Matthäus Schwarz hired an artist to illustrate his clothing for a fashion diary he kept for decades in the 16th century.
A Lynching’s Long Shadow. Elwood Higginbotham's murder in 1935 is a story we would all hear.
Is This Anteater Alive or Stuffed? Marcio Cabral's award-winning photograph looks a lot like a taxidermy display at the park it was taken in.
Tabasco Sauce Is in a Battle For Its Very Survival. Business is good, but rising sea levels threaten the company's island home.
What Made Oscar Tschirky the King of Gilded Age New York. He wasn't one of the elite, but he knew them all.
Artificial Intelligence Can Realistically “Paint In” Missing Areas of Photographs. Our descendants won't know what's real about this era of history.
Professor Kokichi Sugihara Creates His Mind-Blowing Illusions With Math. There's magic at the intersection of engineering and human perception.
The Mysterious Life and Death of Frank Meyer, the Man Behind Meyer Lemons. He spent 10 years walking across China to bring new crops to America.
The Rise of Nanosatellites. We no longer have to haul hundreds of pounds of junk into space to carry out the task.
10,000-year-old Tracks Document Battle Between Humans and Giant Sloths. Armed with spears, the Clovis people tracked the giant animals across the salt flats. (via Metafilter)