The 2 Billion Year Old Earth-Based Nuclear Reactor

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How Poison Gas Saved Millions of Lives

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The German Rocket Fighter that Dissolved its Pilots Alive

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The Badassary of Dorothy Lawrence

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The Genius Who Attempted to Launch Satellites Using an Absolutely Ginormous Gun

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That Time the Moon Nearly Started World War 3 (and Other Silly Cold War Shenanigans)

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“Dirty Bertie’s” Throne: The Sex Chair of Edward VII

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How Most People Misunderstand The Schrodinger Cat Thought Experiment

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How do Arabic Nations Teach the Crusades?

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If Children Grew up Isolated from Adults, Would they Create Their Own Language?

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Who Actually Owns Banksy Art After It’s Been Created?

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STUXNET and the Rise of the Digital Weapon

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The Great Light Bulb Conspiracy

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Why Do Steroids Make a Man’s Balls Shrink, and Does the Same Thing Happen to a Woman’s Ovaries?

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That Time the Soviets Tried to Extinguish a Fire with a Nuke For… Reasons

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