At 9:14pm on November 22, 1987, sportscaster Dan Roan was doing the Bears highlights on Chicago’s WGN-TV when the station’s signal was hijacked. Someone wearning a rubber Max Headroom mask appeared, silently, on TV screens around the city. A few hours later, Headroom popped up again on another channel, this time for longer and with audio. Despite FBI and FCC investigations, the case remains unsolved.
Friday, November 22
Wednesday, November 20
A technical explanation of the real program to sabotage Iran’s nuclear facilities.
Monday, November 18
Thursday, November 14
Searching for the real reason why a bunch of kids partying at the empty home of an NFL player became a national story.
Tuesday, November 12
Friday, November 8
Bibek Dhong traveled from Nepal to Malaysia to test cameras for the new iPhone 5. When production ended abruptly, he and his coworkers found themselves stranded for two months without money, food or passports.
Sunday, November 3
Inside the N.S.A.’s mission to spy on just about everyone.
Wednesday, October 30
A profile of cognitive scientist Douglas Hofstadter, who has spent the last 30 years trying to replicate the human mind.
Monday, October 21
Friday, October 18
After two cycling-related deaths, the social fitness network becomes a target.
Friday, October 11
What happened to “one of maybe 20 girls who became famous in the mid-’00s for posting photos of themselves on image boards.”