Idaho-ology

Mary Shelley and the Heart in the Drawer

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Remember what you were like at 18? What had you accomplished? Ew, wait. Don’t tell us. Just think to yourself. By the age of 18, had you begun writing a literary masterpiece about humanity and ethics and science that arguably spawned a whole new genre? A masterpiece that nearly everyone alive in the Western world […]

Idaho-ology

7 Instances of Science Fiction Becoming Science Fact

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There are a number of taglines we’ve been using to try to explain our new Discover Steampunk exhibit to confused portions of the public. The exhibit’s official subtitle is “A Fantastical Hands-On Adventure.” We’ve also been using “19th-century Visions of the Future.” Another one we picked up this last week is “Science Fiction Becomes Science […]

Idaho-ology

A new verdict in Idaho’s most famous murder trial

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This past Friday, at the first running of our new Museum After Dark series, History Solved!, your friends and neighbors learned an incredible, star-studded story from Idaho history. They came (dressed to the nines), made deals, found clues, presented evidence, and delivered justice. And they changed history, for the justice they delivered was not the […]