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J. Longo
J. Longo

DIY Electrical Brain Stimulation

J. Longo
J. Longo

The promise and peril of DIY electrical brain stimulation. While medical use is still in clinical trials, people are zapping their own brains for a variety of reasons.  
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The Illicit Spelunker Capturing Underground Scenes at Chernobyl. Alexander Kupny sneaked into the concrete sarcophagus of reactor #4 to document the destruction.
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Coming to America Through Beringia. The Bering Strait was once a substantial land mass, and home to migrant humans.
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Britain’s King Edward VIII abdicated because he was in love with an American divorcee. Those who were there believe that may have been a stroke of luck for the kingdom.
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Six of the Strangest Cancer "Cures.” Desperate people will try anything, even when there’s no evidence of efficacy.
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Killing above your weight class: 26 unexpected assassins. These small but surprising killers add a lot to a movie plot.
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The Best Way to Wash Your Hands. The six-step method (illustrated in 12 steps) is better at eliminating bacteria than the standard three-step method.
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Why Did Humans Start Eating Cheese in the First Place? Sure, we like it, but that first time had to be an accident, don’t you think?

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The Y Chromosome Is Slowly Disappearing
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The Y Chromosome Is Slowly Disappearing. At this rate, the male sex has only a few million years left.

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Why Brigham Young University Had a Secret Cola Vending Machine. The Mormon prohibition against certain drinks leaves a lot of room for interpretation.

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How Your Worst Fears Stack Up Against Reality. Select your top three fears, and the app will explain what your odds of dying from each one are.

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London, 1682 vs. Today. The Morgan Map has been overlaid with aerial views of the modern city for comparison purposes.

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The Boy Who Stayed Awake for 11 Days. A science fair project led to a world record that still stands.

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When Nixon Said “Sock it To Me” on Laugh-In. His 1968 appearance opened the door for presidents on entertainment shows.

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The Problem With Perfectionism. The competitive world of college has raised students' standards to a never-ending stress level.

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8 Forgotten Pie Recipes We Should Bring Back. We can make the world a better place with more kinds of pie.

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Breaking Bad: An Oral History
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The Oral History of Breaking Bad. The people behind the groundbreaking show tell its story to celebrate the tenth anniversary of its premiere.

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Why We Didn’t See the Knights of Ren in The Last Jedi. Director Rian Johnson explains that there's nothing nefarious about their absence.

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The Little-Known History of Seafaring Pets. Sailors have been accompanied on voyages by dogs, cats, pigs, chickens, rabbits, and other animals—and not all of them were for dinner.

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A Neopets Romance. This married couple met online when they were 10 and 12 years old.

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How Americans of the 1960s Really Felt About Nuclear Fallout Shelters. Michigan State University surveyed 3514 adults about their feelings regarding preparedness for a nuclear war.

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Why Paris’s Greatest Art Nouveau Metro Stop Is No More. The Bastille station was the greatest of 141 metro stations designed by Hector Guimard at the turn of the 20th century.

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Your Coworkers are Not Your Friends. A bit of formality is appropriate among people who did not choose who they spend all day with.

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10 Graves That Are Remarkably Secure. They keep grave robbers out and zombies in.

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