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The Man Who Helped Design a 10,000-Year Nuclear Waste Site Marker

Astro-artist Jon Lomberg, a longtime friend and colleague of Carl Sagan, on protecting future humans from America’s atomic past.
Samuel Gilbert
4.26.18
Distant DM

How to Build Your Own Time Capsule

With a little data-driven forethought—potentially also some light biohacking—your ark might just transcend time.
Brian Anderson
4.19.18
facebook messages

Facebook Promises Not to Secretly Delete More of Zuckerberg's Messages For Now

People will soon be able to get rid of their old Facebook messages, the company announced.
Sarah Emerson
4.6.18
text

I Tried Astral Projection in a Flotation Tank and All I Got Was a Text Message

Of course I'm going back.
Leigh Alexander
9.18.16
Technology

What Happens When You Let Your Phone Take You on a Bar Crawl

A London nightlife website recently launched a “concierge” messaging service that responds to texts at any hour with bar recommendations. I tested it out on a quiet Tuesday night.
Johanna Derry
6.10.16
security

'Ricochet', the Messenger That Beats Metadata, Passes Security Audit

Ricochet is one of the few encrypted chat programs that tackles the problem of metadata head on.
Joseph Cox
2.17.16
HACK

Encrypted Messaging App Telegram Leaks Usage Data

All it takes is a third party app and a target’s phone number to track a user.
Joseph Cox
11.28.15
Culture

Is It Weird to Still Use White Emojis?

The idea of actively selecting a white emoji over the new default, cartoon yellow versions seems weird.
Kaleigh Rogers
4.24.15
Words

Dada Life Fans Prove They're the Best in the World After Olle Announces He Has Cancer

Here are some of their most heartwarming and/or ridiculous responses to the news.
THUMP Staff
11.22.14