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The world’s biggest wave, explained

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Who made these circles in the Sahara?

A young man with his back to the camera wears a black jacket with a white letter “Z” made of tape on the back.
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How “Z” became Putin’s new propaganda meme

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The banned weapon Russia (and the US) won’t give up

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What Russia’s war means for the International Space Station

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How Ukrainians are saving art during the war

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Why everyone has this chair

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How China uses fruit to punish Taiwan

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Why people thought steel houses were a good idea

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How Stalin starved Ukraine

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Why there’s no one inside this Spider-Man suit

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What it’s like to flee Ukraine

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Are we done with face masks?

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How a no-fly zone would change the war in Ukraine

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Volodymyr Zelenskyy, explained in 8 moments

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Understand Russia’s war on Ukraine in less than 10 minutes

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How American conservatives turned against the vaccine

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Why the US doesn’t have universal child care (anymore)

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The hidden reason Olympic sledding is so dangerous

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Why “gentrification buildings” are misunderstood

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The Italy-Switzerland border is melting

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Why the Olympic monobob event is only for women

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The secret to winning a short track speed skating race

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Why ski jumpers hold their skis in a V

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We tried to recreate this famous photo of a ghost

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How insulated glass changed architecture

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Why Guantanamo Bay prison still hasn’t closed

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How to find a planet you can’t see

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What we found when we went looking for another Earth

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Why the US photographed its own WWII concentration camps

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2021, in 6 minutes

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Hog farming has a massive poop problem

a model of the James Webb Space Telescope
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Why the new space telescope looks so strange

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Why we need a better flu shot

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How this house style took over the US

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Why movie theaters aren’t dead yet

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Big questions about Covid-19 booster shots, answered

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Why the Belarus migrant crisis is different

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Why the pope dresses like that