Vintage Cover Art Suggests Future Laden With Guns, Space Suits For Dogs

Behold, the first-edition cover art for Fredric Brown's 1951 Space on My Hands. The classic science-fiction short-story collection contains "Knock," which begins with two of the most evocative sentences ever: "The last man on Earth sat alone in a room. There was a knock on the door ..." » 3/28/15 4:45pm Saturday 4:45pm

Vintage Menu Recalls A Time When Pineapple Fruitcake Was Served In Space

A Vintage Chart Of UFO Sightings From Around The World

From the collection of the National Archives UK, this awesomely simple chart was drawn in 1969. Some of them look like classic scifi interpretations of flying saucers ... but we also see some hubcaps and hats in there, too. » 2/21/15 8:30am 2/21/15 8:30am

Subway Etiquette Posters From 1970s Japan Are Just as Relevant Today

Don't smoke in the train station. Don't spit your gum on the floor. And please, god, don't splay your legs out like no one else is around you. These sound like basic rules of today's public transit, but they're actually messages that graced the walls of Tokyo's subway forty years ago. » 11/27/14 12:20pm 11/27/14 12:20pm

These Dutch Safety Posters Are Beautiful—But Utterly Disturbing

There is nothing coy about these vintage Dutch safety and anti-alcohol propaganda posters. They want you to know just how horribly inattention to your work will maim you, live wires will electrocute you, and alcohol will destroy your life. » 8/29/14 3:00pm 8/29/14 3:00pm

One easy way to visualize numbers that are very big or very small

When numbers get either very, very large or very, very small, it's hard to conceptualize exactly what they mean. But this vintage video is a simple guide to comprehending numerical extremes. » 2/26/14 4:20pm 2/26/14 4:20pm

These vintage photo mashups show the places once visited by the Doctor

There was a time before the BBC held the trademark on police call boxes and TARDIS-like kiosks lined British streets. But as we look back at these Google streetview images mashed up with vintage photographs, we can imagine that each picture represents a past visit from the Doctor. » 6/09/12 3:00pm 6/09/12 3:00pm

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Luxury travel posters from a galaxy far, far away

Book your next flight to Coruscant aboard an Imperial Star Destroyer and watch the stars fly by in wicked luxury. Or maybe you'd prefer an icy Hoth adventure. Whatever your travel plans, these Star Wars posters offer the perfect destination. » 10/30/10 8:00am 10/30/10 8:00am

Remember Your Inner Child Superhero

Remember the good old days, when you were a kid and felt like a superhero? So does "Growing up Heroes," a blog collecting vintage shots of kids doing their heroic duty. Adorable vintage crimefighters... awesome. Growing Up Heroes [via Wired] » 12/25/09 9:30am 12/25/09 9:30am

An Alien Invasion You Can Write Home About

Artist Franco Brambilla combines combines vintage postcards with computer-generated images of aliens, flying saucers, and giant robots, to give your next alien invasion the same quaint, cozy feeling as your grandpa's Alpine vacation. » 7/22/09 8:20am 7/22/09 8:20am

Zombie Pin-Up Calendar Will Make Your Blood Race

Reason number 712 that I love my fair city of San Francisco is the fact that a group of local lovelies put together this amazing calendar of vintage pinup images in full zombie makeup. The whole gang of them descended on Golden Gate Park with photographers, makeup artists, and an impressively delightful array of… » 10/14/08 12:25pm 10/14/08 12:25pm

Comic Books Are the New Stock Market

Where should you put your money in these uncertain financial times? Once-prudent investments in housing and the stock market no longer provide safe financial refuge for your hard-earned dollars. But some suggest that, when searching for a stable place to invest your money, you need look no further than your comic book… » 10/04/08 8:00am 10/04/08 8:00am

A Spaceship On Fire Off The Shoulder Of Orion

Actually, we aren't sure if this is Orion, but we just couldn't pass up a nice Blade Runner reference. This spaceship or space station looks like it's been attacked and is about to fall victim to the gravity of the planet below, and it couldn't be more beautiful. » 3/27/08 11:54am 3/27/08 11:54am