That's Interesting

  • The Glorious Poster Art of the Soviet Space Program in Its Golden Age

    “How do you sell a government program that spends tens of millions of dollars on research and development for space travel?”

    Read More
  • Outside: Alternative Meat Industry

    Article on the alternative meat industry – where it had come from and where it might be heading.

     

    Read More
  • The Atlantic: Your Professional Decline Is Coming (Much) Sooner Than You Think

    “The data are shockingly clear that for most people, in most fields, professional decline starts earlier than almost anyone thinks.”

    Read More
  • Museum Dedicated Exclusively to Poster Art Opens Its Doors in the US

    Poster House has opened in New York and is the first museum that displays only poster art.

    Read More
  • NPR: Chubb Insurance no longer underwriting coal industry

    “Chubb insurance says it will no longer underwrite coal-fired power plants, the first major U.S. insurer to do so. It’s a big victory for a campaign that’s been pressuring the industry over climate change.”

    Read More
  • NPR Planet Money: The Problem With Banning Plastic Bags

    “For decades, plastic bags have been staples at grocery stores. They also clog drains, cause floods, litter landscapes and kill wildlife. Consequently, a growing number of cities and counties have passed laws that ban or tax plastic bags in the past ten years. But as our colleague Greg Rosalsky explored in a recent Planet Money newsletter, banning plastic bags may be worse for the environment.”

    Read More
  • David Rumsey Map Collection

    The Rumsey Collection contains over 91,000 images spanning five centuries of cartography and is available to access digitally online for free.

    Read More
  • North Korea: The Grand Tour

    ‘Photographs of ordinary and yet extraordinary life in the last communist state from an ideological, political and cultural perspective’

    Read More
  • A Photo Journey Across Africa With Ostinato Records

    ‘For the last three years, Ostinato Records has been reissuing lost classics of African music. Their journeys take them across the continent, tracking down the original artists via a network of tips and personal connections. Here, label founder Vik Sohonie brings us along for the journey, traveling to cassette shops and recording studios in search of rare gems.’

    Read More
  • Recreating ancient artifacts may be the future of archaeology

    “Have you ever heard of an archaeologist who burns, hammers or smashes artifacts? That’s what Metin Eren does, except it’s with replicas. Eren is a rising star in the field of experimental archaeology. In his lab at Kent State University, he tests recreations of early stone tools, trying to understand their purpose and design–and what those meant for human development.”

    Read More
  • Select Topics

Show All