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The Best Stuff We've Read This Week

 The Best Stuff We've Read This Week

Great articles on ball lightning, legendary TV shows that actually stink, MH370 and more stuff. See more »

The Best Stuff We've Read This Week

 The Best Stuff We've Read This Week

Great articles on the Titanic wreck site, Barrett Brown, impossible spacecraft engines, true crime and more stuff. See more »

The Best Stuff We've Read This Week

 The Best Stuff We've Read This Week

Articles on the Type A personality, terrible translation, time as a myth, pit bull debate and much more stuff. See more »

How Steadicams Work

 How Steadicams Work

There have been many inventions that have advanced filmmaking, but maybe none as important as the steadicam. Invented in the mid-70s, it literally changed the way movie making happened, and made the impossible possible. Learn about the fascinating history behind this amazing technology today. See more »

How SuperBalls Work

 How SuperBalls Work

You can thank Wham-O’s SuperBall for inspiring the name of the NFL’s Big Game (buh) and you can thank the fear and the Soviet launch of Sputnik aroused in America for the invention of SuperBall! Learn the history and physics of this bouncy legend. See more »

Sir Isaac Newton: Greatest Scientist of All Time?

 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. See more »

Carl Sagan: American Hero

 Carl Sagan: American Hero

Carl Sagan was the world's first mainstream media super scientist, capapble of breaking down complex ideas for the common folk. But what made him tick? Billions and billions of great ideas. See more »

The Best Stuff We've Read This Week

 The Best Stuff We've Read This Week

Neat articles on the plastic pink flamingo, true crime, Nudge politics and more. See more »

How Slinky Works

 How Slinky Works

It has been called a "glorified spring", but Slinky is one of the best selling toys of all time. From accidental origins to an unlikely resurrection, Slinky has a pretty great back story. See more »

Rainbows: Delighting humanity since forever

 Rainbows: Delighting humanity since forever

Rainbows seem to defy nature, but they're really pretty simple when it comes down to it. Turns out it's just light reacting to water droplets in the air. But they sure do look cool. Learn all about how rainbows are formed in today's episode. See more »