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land diving 600x350 How Land Diving Works

On Pentacost Island the ritual that preceded bungee jumping is alive and well. Just why do these tribesmen risk life and limb? To ensure a hearty yam harvest. Great reason.

operationmincemeat600x350 Operation Mincemeat: How A Corpse Fooled the Nazis

In World War II, a secret department of British ‘corkscrew thinkers’ hatched a plan to use the cadaver of an unclaimed homeless man to turn the tide of the war in the Allies’ favor. It worked.

Sascha Steinbach/Getty Images Does Whole-Body Cryotherapy Work?

Forty years after a Japanese doctor began using whole body cryotherapy to treat patients with arthritis; the technique has made its ways to med-spas and locker rooms throughout the West. But does it actually do anything?

personalizedmedicine600x350 How Personalized Medicine Works

Hippocrates realized that it is even more important to understand the patient than to understand the disease and now, 2000 years later, we are coming back to that way of thinking with personalized medicine. 

Ingram Publishing/Thinkstock Timber! How Timber Works

Throughout much of the world, the forests are being managed through sustainable timber harvesting practices. This has come at the cost of much legal battling and a century of practice. 

Thinkstock/popovaphoto Sir Isaac Newton: Greatest Scientist of All Time?

There have been a lot of great scientist throughout history, but Sir Isaac Newton might just take the cake. But while he was a certified genius, he was also a little screwy. Dive into the life of this fascinating chap in today's episode.

Thinkstock/BartoszLuka The Duality of Caffeine

Caffeine is a heck of a drug - at the same time it's both good and bad for you. Learn the good, bad and ugly about this everyday stimulant in today's episode.

futurology600x350 How Futurology Works

Science fiction writers have made some amazingly accurate predictions over the years, but in 1945 the pace of technological change created a field that spun off of sci-fi forecasting, futurology.

Thinkstock/Mike Manzano Body Language!

Body language is how you communicate without words. Some say it bears more impact in communication than speaking words. Learn about how you say what you say could mean more than you think.

satanic_panic_600x350 The “Satanic Panic” of the 1980s

In the late 1980s, the United States experienced a "Satanic Panic," leading parents to fear for the safety of their children. But were there any real examples of Satanic ritual abuse? Find out this and more in today's episode.

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