The story of a treacherous contraption that appeared mysteriously in a Lake Tahoe casino. This story won a 2015 Sidney Award from David Brooks in The New York Times, and a Golden Giraffe award from The Browser.
In the 1950s, an anonymous terrorist planted a pipe bomb in a New York City public space. Then another. And another. This piece was cited as “nonfiction journalism from 2017 that will stand the test of time” in The Atlantic.
The 1950s-era Soviet mission to first photograph the far side of the moon.
In 1924 a bankrupt businessman in Portugal launched an audacious international scheme to become one of the wealthiest men in the world.
The tumultuous true story of the life of a fast food icon.
Victorian scientists struggle to reach and understand the vastly, hugely, mind-bogglingly cold universe at Absolute Zero.
The 18th century misadventures of HMS Wager and her reluctant crew
A series of accidents and errors amass into disaster at sea. But that’s not the end of the story.
On the hypothetical “Island of Stability” which might allow for long-lived atoms of never-before-seen elements.
In Nazi-occupied Paris, “Dr. Eugène” offered Jews an alternative to deportation, slavery, and death camps. But the escape network was not what it seemed.
Chile’s audacious 1970s-era plan to network and automate the country’s entire economy, hindered by political upheaval and CIA maneuvering.
An unlikely and unethical psychological experiment is undertaken at Michigan’s Ypsilanti State Hospital in 1959.
A remote bay in Alaska is home to an odd and occasionally catastrophic geology. In 1958, a handful of people experienced this firsthand.
The history and science of coronal mass ejections, and their effects on humans and technology.