Tag: shakespeare

  • Shakespeare’s Beehive, Birthday and Bitching

    Today is Shakespeare’s 450th birthday. To celebrate, let’s contemplate the alleged discovery of the playwright’s dictionary. Perhaps we could use it to look up “big whoop.” Apparently, a pair of New York-based antiquarian booksellers bought ye olde dictionary off eBay in 2008 and have since taken pains to authenticate it. Though Shakespeare’s name isn’t written […]

  • DNA Data Storage Breakthrough, Shakespeare Lives… Sort of

    Scientists at the European Bioinformatics Institute have created a DNA information storage and retrieval system — think “organic hard drive” — and tested it by uploading sonnets, sound clips and how-to’s. But not just any old bits from the Wikimedia Commons … The information stored on hundreds of thousands of strands of of DNA, according […]