A Brief History of Sending Animals to Space

Last week at w00tstock, Matt Inman (aka The Oatmeal) spoke about the storied history of our species' habit of sending other animal species into space. Here's a video of the very excellent talk, which is well worth the thirteen minutes you'll need to watch it. » 7/30/14 6:12pm 7/30/14 6:12pm

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

Tesla gets a monument in New York, one of many recognitions to come

Serbian president Tomislav Nikolic unveiled a monument to Nikola Tesla yesterday at the Serbian-born scientist's former Wardenclyffe laboratory in Long Island. » 9/24/13 7:45am 9/24/13 7:45am

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… » 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

Crowdfund a goddamn Nikola Tesla museum!

If there's one crowdfunding project you should look into this week, it's Matthew Inman of the webcomic The Oatmeal's quest to help a non-profit purchase the property on which Nikola Tesla's Wardenclyffe Tower stood so that it can eventually house a Tesla museum. Plus, you might consider funding a docudrama about the… » 8/19/12 10:00am 8/19/12 10:00am

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

Why is Twilight insanely popular? This short film has answers.

What's the appeal of Twilight to women? According to this film by The Oatmeal and Epipheo Studio, it's because Bella has the physical characteristics of a Lego brick and Edward = Superman + Jesus. [Spotted on Jezebel] » 5/30/10 3:00pm 5/30/10 3:00pm