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The Taliban have seized crucial US military equipment, including data on Afghans
It's not the first time it's happened.
Senator Tammy Duckworth describes the day her Black Hawk was shot down
It was November of 2004 in Iraq, and an RPG hit the helicopter.
Times of strife can lead to medical innovation—when governments are willing
The Civil War saw a record number of health-related patents. Can we replicate that during the current pandemic?
Japanese anime remembers the atom bomb, decades after Hiroshima
The trauma resurfaces in movies, shows, and comics over and over, showing its deep impression on Japanese families and culture.
Carrots were once a crucial tool in anti-Nazi propaganda
And they don’t actually improve your eyesight.
A few small goofs nearly threw the world into nuclear war
Excerpt: End Times
The weirdest things we learned this week: Nazis ate camel poop and pregnancy tests spread a fungal plague
Our editors scrounged up some truly bizarre facts.
9 jaw-dropping facts about naked mole rats to celebrate the bloody ascent of their new queen
Long may she reign.
Dude, where’s my amphibious car?
Building a car that's also a boat is hard, but their numbers are increasing.
That time a bunch of underwater mines exploded and the sun was the only suspect
Some serious space weather at play.