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The Most Powerful Bomb Ever Constructed

Written by Alan Bellows • January 2006

On 30 October 1961, over the island of Novaya Zemlya in the Arctic Sea, Soviet scientists detonated the most powerful...

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The Japanese Art of Self-Preservation

Written by Erika Nesvold • November 2015

On the ancient Japanese Buddhist practice of self-mummification.

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