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Astronaut Food: A Brief History Of Space Food Sticks

Space Food Sticks are a living monument to golden years of the Space Age. In the formative years of space travel, food represented a major hurdle for NASA technicians. Keeping it fresh, tasty and safe was tricky business. The first brave souls who [...]

Japan: Mannequin History Exhibition

Mannequins are the unsung heroes in fashion, designed on the whole to fade into the background to let the clothes sing. Having said that, an archaic mannequin is as instantly recognizable as the trends of yesteryear, which brings home just how much [...]

Exhibition Looks Back on History of Shonen Jump

Yayoi Kawatoko writes: An exhibition exploring the history of Shukan Shonen Jump, a popular weekly manga magazine for boys published by Shueisha Inc., is currently under way at the Mori Arts Center Gallery in Roppongi, Tokyo. The event is part of [...]

Exploring Hong Kong History Through its Food

Kate Springer writes: Shops open and close in the blink of an eye. Skyscrapers spring up out of nowhere. The skyline never remains the same for long. Unlike cities with old bones — like London and Paris — there aren’t as many [...]

Hot Rod History

… through the 1970s ORIGINS A lot has been written about the origins of the hot rod and the development of the culture that gave rise to it and then grew up around it. This is my own personal take on the subject, and I’m sure others [...]

Robert Evans Dead: ‘Chinatown’ Producer Dies at 89

Richard Natale and Carmel Dagan report: Robert Evans, the Paramount executive who produced “Chinatown” and “Urban Cowboy,” and whose life became as melodramatic and jaw-dropping as any of his films, died on Saturday night. He was 89. Even [...]

Japanese Probe Snaps Close-Up Images of Asteroid Ryugu

Elizabeth Howell, Space.com Contributor reports: A Japanese sample-return spacecraft just gave its destination asteroid a special close-up. As Hayabusa2 swept to only 1 kilometer (0.6 miles) above the surface of 162173 Ryugu, it spotted boulders, [...]

The Seedy Underworld of Movie Memorabilia

With the market for memorabilia breaking records, collectors and auction houses must contend with thieves, fakers and skeptical police who wonder, ‘Who in their right mind would pay that much for that?’ Gary Baum reports: The [...]