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A recurring idea in the human imagination since time immemorial is the possibility of the ground suddenly opening under a person’s feet, swallowing them forever. After the biblical story in which the rebellious Korah and more than 250 men are swallowed alive by a mountain, people have wondered if it…
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Few historical figures have been more vilified than the Roman emperor Nero. In fact, his very name has become synonymous with evil, debauchery, and decadence. After all, he’s been blamed for setting fire to Rome, murdering his mother, erecting a 37-meter (120 ft) statue of himself, and torturing…
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Waterboarding is a form of torture that is as unbearable as it is cruel. It is the act of forcing water into the sinuses, pharynx, larynx, and trachea to simulate the feeling of drowning. When it came to light that the Bush Administration of the United States was using waterboarding to torture…
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When plastic weathers down to 5 millimeters (0.2 in) or less, the debris is called microplastics. Often invisible, these particles are turning into the nemesis of the scientific community and the natural world. Far from being somebody else’s problem, nearly every person is touched by plastic…
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