How One Man Accidentally Forged An Ancient Archaeological Artifact

You're a goldsmith, and a couple of guys approach you asking you to make a special gift for a friend. It's a Greek-themed tiara, and they want a specific inscription. Well, what's the worst that could happen? » 1/27/15 6:40am 1/27/15 6:40am

The fraud who worked with Einstein

Emil Rupp spent the late 1920s and early 1930s being lauded as the most impressive experimental physicist in the world. He managed to pull off experiments that no one else could. He worked with Einstein. And he'd made it all up. » 5/20/13 6:20am 5/20/13 6:20am

Miss Honeywell, the 1960s "robotic" housewife that sold blenders

Every new promise of futuristic technology brings with it the hucksters, the swindlers, and the merely confused. » 7/02/11 10:30am 7/02/11 10:30am