the Ten Minutes in Lituya Bay

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Ten Minutes in Lituya Bay

A remote bay in Alaska is home to an odd and occasionally catastrophic geology. In 1958, a handful of people experienced this firsthand.

The Derelict

A series of accidents and errors amass into disaster at sea. But that’s not the end of the story.

Absolute Zero is 0K

Victorian scientists struggle to reach and understand the vastly, hugely, mind-bogglingly cold universe at Absolute Zero.

Dead Reckoning

The 18th century misadventures of HMS Wager and her reluctant crew

Devouring the Heart of Portugal

In 1924 a bankrupt businessman in Portugal launched an audacious international scheme to become one of the wealthiest men in the world.

Colonels of Truth

The tumultuous true story of the life of a fast food icon.

Faxes From the Far Side

The 1950s-era Soviet mission to first photograph the far side of the moon.

Better Call Sol

The history and science of coronal mass ejections, and their effects on humans and technology.

Nineteen Seventy Three

Chile’s audacious 1970s-era plan to network and automate the country’s entire economy, hindered by political upheaval and CIA maneuvering.

The Isle of Doctor Seaborg

On the hypothetical “Island of Stability” which might allow for long-lived atoms of never-before-seen elements.