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Half-Brothers in the Womb

In 1993, Wilma Stuart gave birth to two baby boys. They were fraternal twins, so some dissimilarity was to be expected. However, only one of the boys see...

The Coherent Light Infantry

In 1960, when scientists first developed Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation, skeptical scientists and engineers joked that this new ...

How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Atomic Spaceship

The year was 1957. The power of the atom had been unleashed upon the world. Technology--along with just about everything else--was booming. Safe, plentif...

The Dark Tale of Colliding Superclusters

For all that mankind has learned through science, the Universe has so far managed to keep most of its secrets. For instance, we don't know where the Univ...

Extinction of the Passenger Pigeons

Passenger Pigeons (Ectopistes Migratorius) were once so numerous that by some estimates they outnumbered all the rest of the birds in North America combi...

Project Babylon: Gerald Bull’s Downfall

Gerald Bull is a prime example of a man who created his own luck--unfortunately for him most of it was bad. A brilliant and distinguished artillery engin...

Earth’s Artificial Ring: Project West Ford

At the height of the Cold War in the late 1950s, all international communications were either sent through undersea cables or bounced off of the natural ...

America’s Discarded Superconducting Supercollider

Deep beneath the plains of central Texas lies a catacomb of tunnels once meant to house the most expensive physics experiment ever devised. That experime...

The Final Total Eclipse

If there truly is some extraterrestrial Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy it would undoubtedly list a total solar eclipse as one of the sights to see whil...

China’s Sorrow

Natural disasters are tragedies that usually strike randomly and infrequently - unless you happen to live in the Huang He River (colonially referred to a...

A Big, Big Hole in the Ground

Yellowstone National Park is a wonder of the natural world. Its geysers, hot springs, and bubbling mud pools are some of the most impressive examples of ...

Songs of the Deep

Few species on Earth communicate as frequently and effectively as human beings, and none so majestically or ubiquitously as whales. Immersed in an enviro...

The World’s Tiniest Gold Prospectors, Architects, and Cows

Humans (myself included) like to think of ourselves as the most important species on our planet, but we are sorely wrong. If we all ceased to be, the wor...
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