The "graphic novel" that started it all.
Enki Bilal A/Casterman S.A
March 25, 2011 In a new sport inspired by a French comic book, contenders match wits and fists as they battle towards the ultimate checkmate...or knockout.
Untitled, (Crowd 1), 1992
Alexey Titarenko/Nailya Alexander Gallery, New York
March 22, 2011 Human beings are two-thirds water — and one could think of us forming a river as we move through life. Contemplating these striking photos from St. Petersburg, it's not so hard to believe.
Vladimir Komarov, doomed cosmonaut
March 22, 2011 Last week's post about a Soviet cosmonaut who plummeted to his death raised some hackles and even more questions.
Vladimir Komarov's remains in an open casket
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March 18, 2011 Everyone knew the mission would fail — the technicians, the pilot and the friend who would replace him if he deserted the mission. But Soviet leaders demanded a triumph in space, and so in 1967, Vladimir Komarov allowed himself to be launched towards his own death.
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March 16, 2011 Call her lazy, call her a cheat, but this elephant knows how to get what she wants. Watch a video of this clever animal tricking her partner into doing all the work.
March 14, 2011 Forget about flying meteorites — 200-foot spiders and endangered woodpeckers could be the real threat to space ships.
March 9, 2011 A campaign to reunite Argentinean children kidnapped from their parents in the 1970s is being met with skepticism, as some children aren't sure they want to to take a test that would reveal their ancestry.
March 7, 2011 Deep in the middle of a Siberian winter, a frozen bird fell from the sky. Then another. Not what you expect while ice fishing in the Russian wilderness.
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March 3, 2011 Recognizing yourself in the mirror isn't something to take for granted — not all animals can do it. We know that humans, dolphins, and even some birds can — but what about man's best friend?
March 1, 2011 A recently unearthed fossil of a blob-like creature could be the ancestor of crustaceans, and may have introduced the notion of jointed legs.
February 24, 2011 After weeks of debate, Krulwich realizes that old technology never really goes extinct — and most obscure inventions are still being made today.
February 22, 2011 Bad things happen when blind ants follow other blind ants — especially when the leader veers away from food. But if a few hundred of these ants starve to death does anyone notice?
February 17, 2011 Alexander Graham Bell hoped people would answer the phone with the word "ahoy." His rival, Thomas Edison favored another greeting — we all know who prevailed.
February 15, 2011 An artist dreams of turning social insects into police intelligent units — to help track illegal plants growing around town.
February 14, 2011 On Valentine's Day, Krulwich goes deep into the archives of anatomical drawings to see how depictions of our heart has changed throughout history.
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