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Foreign Exchange(s)

He made a name for himself organizing the world’s most important economic conference, only to have it tarnished by an outrageous accusation.
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Starving for Answers

During WWII, 36 American conscientious objectors volunteered as subjects in a brutal science experiment to measure the body's response to starvation.
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Ten Minutes in Lituya Bay

A remote bay in Alaska is home to an odd and occasionally catastrophic geology. In 1958, a handful of people experienced this firsthand.
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The King’s Letters

The 15th-century scholar who upset the Korean aristocracy by creating a native script for the Korean language, and thus wean it off Chinese characters.
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Mobilis In Mobili

A 1930s effort to reach the Earth's northernmost point via antiquated submarine.
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Into the Bewilderness

Charles Waterton was a pioneer of conservation. He was also extremely nutty, in ways that suggest he may have over-identified with his animal subjects.
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Colonels of Truth

The tumultuous true story of the life of a fast food icon.
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89, 263, 201, 500, 337, 480

A set of three encrypted notes from the nineteenth century purportedly describe the location of hidden treasure in Virginia.
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The Japanese Art of Self-Preservation

On the ancient Japanese Buddhist practice of self-mummification.
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Faxes From the Far Side

The 1950s-era Soviet mission to first photograph the far side of the moon.
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