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Raising the Dead
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At the bottom of the biggest underwater cave in the world, diving deeper than almost anyone had ever gone, Dave Shaw found the body of a young man who had disappeared ten years earlier. What happened after Shaw promised to go back is nearly unbelievable—unless you believe in ghosts.

Read this before you buy a Soviet camera
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Considering buying a Soviet camera? Read Kosmo Foto's in-depth guide to finding and using cameras from the former USSR.

What working in an Antarctic station taught this researcher about coping with isolation
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Based in Antarctica’s Concordia research station, Dr. Nick Smith shares his experience as one of the “most isolated humans on earth, in one of the harshest environments.”

The name’s Ford, Alan Ford: how an Italian comic book spy became a Yugoslav hero
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The series only became a runaway success in the former Yugoslavia. What was the secret behind its dedicated cult following?

The Top 1% of Americans Have Taken $50 Trillion From the Bottom 90%—And That's Made the U.S. Less Secure
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A report shows that a $50 trillion redistribution of income to benefit the richest has made America less healthy, resilient, and secure

A 25-Year-Old Bet Comes Due: Has Tech Destroyed Society?
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In 1995, a WIRED cofounder challenged a Luddite-loving doomsayer to a prescient wager on tech and civilization’s fate. Now their judge weighs in.

If you used Sarahah, your data's gone
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Anonymous Messaging App Privacy Concerns(Sarahah)Maybe I'll do more videos like this, but on different apps. I originally planned to expose Askip but alas, i...

Gamestop: Power to the Market Players (Part 1)
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Well, unless you were under a few different rocks on Friday, you probably saw this at some point.

How Long Does a Bottle of Wine Last After It Is Opened?
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People always want to know how long wine will keep in the fridge before it goes bad. Here's the answer.

How to hear the ISS
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The amateur radio station on the ISS can be received using very simple equipment. History The first Amateur Radio equipment was delivered to the International Space Station (ISS) in September 2000 …

NYSE boss sold his own stock ahead of coronavirus market meltdown
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Jeffrey Sprecher sold $19 million in shares of Intercontinental Exchange, which owns the "Big Board," in February and March.

What’s Entering the Public Domain in 2021: The Great Gatsby & Mrs. Dalloway, Music by Irving Berlin & Duke Ellington, Comedies by Buster Keaton, and More
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'The year 1925 was a golden moment in literary history,' writes the BBC's Jane Ciabattari. 'Ernest Hemingway’s first book, In Our Time, Virginia Woolf’s Mrs. Dalloway and F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby were all published that year.

Bad language: why being bilingual makes swearing easier
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Bilingual reduced emotional resonance is fairly well-established, but why does it happen? And does that have a knock-on effect for different communities?

Happy Christmas Eve

Tonite I give my little spawn a pre-Christmas present. Just one. My parents handed down the tradition and I've run with it. The present encloses jammies and a stuffed friend, with to cuddle while waiting for Santa.

Comedian Eddie Izzard gets wave of support for using she/her pronouns
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"I'm gender-fluid. I just want to be based in girl mode from now on," Izzard said on the Sky Arts program "Portrait Artist of the Year."

They Said Tax Cuts for the Rich Would Create Jobs. It Never Happened.
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For forty years, governments around the world have been cutting taxes on the rich, claiming that the result would be more jobs and higher incomes. A new study shows how catastrophically wrong that policy has been.

MassMutual Joins the Bitcoin Club With $100 Million Purchase
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The investment is a tiny one for the Springfield, Mass.-based insurance company, but signifies further momentum for the upstart digital currency, which has surged this fall.

Steaks Grown From Human Cells Spark Interest and Outrage
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An artist project offering an absurdist take on the lab-grown meat industry triggers a debate and backlash in London.