The Story Behind Rube Goldberg’s Complicated Contraptions

The Story Behind Rube Goldberg’s Complicated Contraptions

During his 72-year career, cartoonist Rube Goldberg produced more than 50,000 drawings and thousands of comic strips. In 1922, Goldberg was so sought after that a newspaper syndicate paid him $200,000 for his comic strips – the equivalent of around...
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From Astrophysical Observatories to Abandoned Factories, Art Pop-Ups Are Taking Over Armenia’s Unusual Spaces

From Astrophysical Observatories to Abandoned Factories, Art Pop-Ups Are Taking Over Armenia’s Unusual Spaces

In 1971, at the height of the Cold War, renowned U.S. and Soviet scientists gathered at Armenia’s Byurakan Astrophysical Observatory (BAO) to ponder what contact with alien life would mean for humankind and how communication would be possible. “Communi...
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