Day: February 2, 2020

Consider the Hermit Crab

A story marvelling at the hermit crab, possibly responsible for eating Amelia Earhart on an island in the West Pacific, a species of which the oldest “live to more than a hundred, and grow to be wider than three feet across: too large to fit in a bathtub, exactly the right size for a nightmare.”

The Secret History of Facial Recognition

A look at the ingenious, secretive, technical research undertaken in the 1960s on what now seem ludicrously underpowered machines, that formed some of the earliest steps in what would eventually become the field of facial recognition software.

The Ghost Hunter

The story of how the shipwreck of a galleon laden with treasure in 1690s Oregon continued to capture people’s attention centuries after it was lost.