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RIP Adrian Frutiger: You've Seen His Elegant Typefaces Everywhere

There is perhaps no single typographer whose work can be found in such a diverse range of applications. Adrian Frutiger, who died last week at age 87, created typefaces that make you feel at home in every single place you see it, from subway stations to your computer keyboard.

RIP Oliver Sacks: 7 Must-Read Works About Our Beautiful Brains

In the past day you may have seen the internet lighting up with appreciations for the writer and neurologist Oliver Sacks. He died earlier this week at age 82, leaving behind a lifetime of illuminating writing that helped us to understand our own brains as beautiful, imperfect machines. Here are a few of our favourite books and stories.

Another One Of The Most Popular File-Sharing Sites Is Getting Shut Down

After over a decade helping people download movies, music and other files, popular file-sharing service RapidShare will shut down next month, by choice. The site is advising people who use it to secure their data before it gets deleted March 31, 2015.

Inventor Of The Laser Dies

Charles Townes, the physicist whose work would help lay the foundations for the development of the laser died today. He was 99. His career also ranged far beyond an interest in lasers, into astronomy and a fascination with spirituality.

Celebrate Mike Nichols, Watch The Graduate

Director, comedian, and EGOT-winning badass Mike Nichols died yesterday. Nichols got his start in comedy, first as an improviser and then as part of a duo with the equally legendary Elaine May.

A Visual History Of The iPod Click Wheel

The click wheel is dead! Long live the touchscreen. While Apple has moved on to brighter and screenier devices, the click wheel remains one of our favourite input methods of all time. Call us sentimental, but let’s take a walk down memory lane.

The Russian Space Sex Lizards Are Dead

I hope you’re sitting down at your desk or on a train or something, for I have tidings of great sorrow: the Russian space sex lizards have died.

Valeri Kubasov, Apollo-Soyuz Crewmember, Passed Away

Valeri Nikolayevich Kubasov, a retired Soviet cosmonaut, died on Wednesday, 19 February 2014, in Moscow at age 79. He was the second crew member of the legendary joint U.S.-USSR Apollo-Soyuz Test Project to pass away, after Deke Slayton died in 1993.

Watch How The RIP Bullet Makes Your Vital Organs Explode In Slow Motion

Rated RR tested the Radically Invasive Projectile (yes, RIP) ammo against ballistic gel, filming it in super-slow motion to show you what a bullet like this would do as it penetrates the flesh of a human body. It’s pretty terrifying stuff.

Ray Dolby, Innovator Of Cinema Sound, Has Died

Dolby Laboratories founder Ray Dolby died today in San Francisco at the age of 80. He’ll be remembered as the man who made the movies sound as spectacular as they look. Today, his technology is used in movie theatres around the world.

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