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That Time the US Government Poisoned Alcohol

That Time the US Government Poisoned Alcohol

[INTRO ♪] On Christmas Eve 1926, more than 60 people ended up in a single hospital in New York City. They were violently ill and hallucinating. And despite doctors’ best efforts, within a few days, about half of them died.… Continue Reading

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The Physics of Roller Coasters

The Physics of Roller Coasters

Imagine being strapped into a big chunk of metal raised over a hundred twenty meters into the sky and then dropped whizzing over hills and even looping upside down. When you put it that way roller coasters can seem a… Continue Reading

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What If We Killed All the Mosquitoes?

What If We Killed All the Mosquitoes?

Mosquitoes suck. Not just literally, their bites are also itchy and annoying, and certain species transmit parasites and viruses — like the ones that cause Malaria, Yellow Fever, and Zika — infecting and killing hundreds of thousands of people every… Continue Reading