Carbon dating shows the world's most mysterious document may be older…

The Voynich Manuscript first came to (modern) light in 1912. It is named after Wilfrid Voynich, a rare book dealer who plucked the forgotten tome from a dusty shelf in a Jesuit college near Rome, and made it famous. Illustrations of planets, plants, and 'bathing' women decorate its pages. It is also covered with dense… » 2/11/11 8:00am 2/11/11 8:00am

An imaginary city that changed the twentieth century

Before he invented the safety razor, King Camp Gillette was a futurist. In 1894, he published plans for a porcelain, hexagonal city with transparent sidewalks. Why do so many innovators dream of building the perfect city? » 7/22/10 8:00am 7/22/10 8:00am