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Two stories about the transformative power of silence from our friends at Twenty Thousand Hertz
Friction, tribology, and the complex art and science of lubrication
When online worlds end
The surprisingly long history of trying to use robots to call balls and strikes in baseball
The importance of humor and art in protesting (and ousting!) oppressive regimes
When LA punks were looking for a place to play in the late 1970s, Chinatown welcomed the unruly scene. But it was an uneasy alliance that led to fierce rivalries, hurt feelings, blatant racism, and broken toilets. At the center of it all was Esther Wong.
On Aug. 1, 1942, the nation’s recording studios went silent. Musicians were fed up with the new technologies threatening their livelihoods, so they refused to record until they got their fair share.
In the 20th century, Iowa high school girls basketball was HUGE but it was not the game we know today
How an ultra-marathon called The Comrades became a national obsession in South Africa and a model for inclusion during some of the most divided moments in the country's history
The shifting symbolism of Brazil's iconic yellow soccer jersey