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Discover how humans lost their fur as they evolved from primates, and why we still have hair on our bodies. -- We have lots in ...
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Dig into the seasoning known as MSG, and find out how this flavoring was developed and if it's actually bad for your health.
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The fascinating history of cemeteries - Keith Eggener
Spindly trees, rusted gates, crumbling stone, a solitary mourner: these things come to mind when we think of cemeteries. But not ...
The epic of Gilgamesh, the king who tried to conquer death - Soraya Field Fiorio
Dive into the Epic of Gilgamesh, and follow the king of Uruk on a series of dangerous quests as he searches for immortality.
The most notorious scientific feud in history - Lukas Rieppel
Get to know one of the most infamous scientific rivalries in history, known as the Bone Wars, where two scientists competed to find ...
The rise and fall of the Lakota Empire - Pekka Hämäläinen
Trace the rise and fall of the Lakota Empire which, at their height, were the most dominant power in the American West. -- In 1776 ...
A brief history of cannibalism - Bill Schutt
Human cannibalism is a lot more common than you might think. Dive into its complex history and see its uses in medicine, cultural ...
You could have a secret twin (but not the way you think) - Kayla Mandel Sheets
-- While searching for a kidney donor, Karen Keegan stumbled upon a mystery. After undergoing genetic testing, it turned out that ...
How do you know what's true? - Sheila Marie Orfano
Explore the Rashomon effect, where individuals give significantly different but equally believable accounts of the same event.
Can you be awake and asleep at the same time? - Masako Tamaki
Discover the phenomenon known as asymmetrical sleep, where parts of an animal's brain are asleep while other areas remain ...
Where will you be able to live in 20 years? - Carol Farbotko and Ingrid Boas
Explore how coastal communities are impacted by climate change and how they're adapting to rising sea levels and extreme ...
Can you solve the giant spider riddle? - Dan Finkel
-- Once every century, the world's greatest spiders gather to compete in a series of grueling games. The winner will become the ...
Axolotls: The salamanders that snack on each other (but don't die) - Luis Zambrano
Discover the extraordinary regenerative powers of the axolotl, a salamander native to Mexico and one of science's most studied ...
Why was India split into two countries? - Haimanti Roy
Dig into the 1947 Partition of India, when Britain split the region into two states, India and Pakistan, and the mass migrations and ...
What is imposter syndrome and how can you combat it? - Elizabeth Cox
Even after writing eleven books and winning several awards, Maya Angelou couldn't escape the doubt that she hadn't earned her ...
Why do we dream? - Amy Adkins
In the 3rd millennium BCE, Mesopotamian kings recorded and interpreted their dreams on wax tablets. In the years since, we ...
This tool will help improve your critical thinking - Erick Wilberding
Explore the technique known as the Socratic Method, which uses questions to examine a person's values, principles, and beliefs.
Can you solve the rogue submarine riddle? - Alex Rosenthal
-- Smuggling yourself aboard the rogue submarine was the easy part. Hacking into the nuclear missile launch override — a little ...