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The American Gustation Crisis of 1985

The story of the curiously outsized reaction to the 1985 reformulation of a popular soft drink.

The Heroes of SARS

How humanity dodged the speeding bullet of the 2003 SARS epidemic, and the crucial role of a few key individuals.

Eugenics and You

The troubling history and surprising origins of the eugenics movement in the early 20th century.

A Large-Hearted Gentleman

A cool breeze blew over the lush Indian forest. Jim Corbett was being hunted. The tigress that stalked him was alre...

Operation Pastorius

The little-known story of Nazi spies in America sent to sabotage the war effort.

The Martian Express

A hypothetical vehicle that would facilitate frequent, relatively inexpensive transit between Earth and Mars.

The Extraordinary Astrologer Isaac Bickerstaff

Teetering between its medieval past and the “Age of Reason,” early 18th-century London was an environment in which th...

The Sheep Incident

In 1968, thousands of sheep died mysteriously in Skull Valley, Utah.

The Confederacy’s Special Agent

In late 1863, the ongoing War Between the States was not going well for either the Union or the Confederacy. Two year...

The Remarkable Pneumatic People-Mover

An experimental pneumatic subway built in secret in the late 19th century.
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