Why I'm tired of seeing Nikola Tesla in science fiction

There is no doubt that Nikola Tesla was a brilliant inventor, but he has also become the go-to historical mad scientist for science fiction writers. I worry that he—and his name–are popping up in fiction a bit too much. » 9/29/13 2:00pm 9/29/13 2:00pm

Thanks to The Oatmeal's fundraiser, Tesla's lab is being purchased!

We've been following non-profit the Tesla Science Center at Wardenclyffe's attempts to purchase the Wardenclyffe Tower property, site of inventor Nikola Tesla's last lab. Matthew Inman, creator of the webcomic The Oatmeal, ran an IndieGoGo crowdfunding campaign back in August to raise money to purchase the property and … » 10/07/12 11:30am 10/07/12 11:30am

The Oatmeal's Tesla Museum campaign has totally obliterated its…

Last week, we told you about The Oatmeal creator Matthew Inman's mission to purchase the land, laboratory and foundation beneath what was once Nikola Tesla's Wardenclyffe Tower, and to erect a museum in Tesla's honor. At the time, Inman was gunning to raise $850,000 (to be matched dollar-for-dollar by a grant from New… » 8/26/12 9:50am 8/26/12 9:50am

One of the best tributes to Nikola Tesla we've ever read

Nikola Tesla was a brilliant (if sometimes misunderstood) scientist, tinkerer and genius. Thomas Edison was kind of an exploitative creep. You may already know these things, but The Oatmeal's Matt Inman really drives both points home in his latest webcomic, and does so with the twisted mix of hilarious visual aid and… » 5/17/12 9:10am 5/17/12 9:10am