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How Uranium Mining Works

Mining uranium is dangerous work. Not only does it involve mining, which is dangerous itself,...

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Short Stuff: Squarer Than Wombat Poop

One of the cutest animals on the planet is also the only one that squeezes out cube-shaped poop....

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The Appendix: No Respect

The poor appendix. Despite findings that it serves a purpose, many people still cast it off as a...

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Selects: How Cave Dwellers Work

You know the cavemen, a race of human cousins who lived exclusively in caves? They didn’t...

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How Corporate Taxes Work

There are lots of reasons to tax corporations: as a check on their power, to help pay for...

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Short Stuff: Ivar The Boneless

Was Ivar the Boneless a real Viking warrior? Probably. Did he really have no bones? Probably not....

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Truffles: Underground Treasures

Truffles are rare, expensive and apparently delicious. Learn all about these earthy fungi today....

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Selects: How Profiling Works

At its base, criminal profiling is a legitimate investigatory tool. The Supreme Court has drawn a...

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How Stamp Collecting Works

Over the last two centuries philatelists – stamp collectors – have learned just about...

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Short Stuff: Madam C.J. Walker

Join us today as we dive into the story of the first female self-made millionaire, Madam C.J....

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Mechanical Bulls!

Mechanical bulls are kind of weird, but they have certainly made a place in American pop culture...

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Selects: How Tupperware Works

Tupperware won immediate design acclaim when it was released in 1947, but it took a pioneering...

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Hair Loss: The Pits

Losing your hair is a situation that seems to be universally considered to absolutely stink....

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Short Stuff: Palindromes

Chuck loves palindromes. So much that his very name is one. Oh wait...\r\n \r\n Learn more about...

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How the Electrical Grid Works

The electrical grid that provides power to the US is one of those things you don’t give a...

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SYSK Selects: The Unsolved Mystery Disappearance of the Sodder Children

In 1945 a house fire took the lives of five children - except that their bodies were never found....

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Muzak: Easy Listening Goodness

Muzak got a bad reputation as bland garbage music. We aim to set the record straight.\r\n \r\n...

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Short Stuff: Venus de Milo

Step into today\'s short stuff to learn all about the armless wonder!\r\n \r\n Learn more about...

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Havana Syndrome: ¿Qué Diablos?

In 2016, diplomats at the American embassy in Cuba began suffering weird neurological symptoms...

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SYSK Selects: How Circus Families Work

Don\'t be confused - this one is about actual circus acts made of family members, not the...

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