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Meet Anatoly Dyatlov: The Man Behind The Chernobyl Nuclear Meltdown

Meet Anatoly Dyatlov: The Man Behind The Chernobyl Nuclear Meltdown

Anatoly Dyatlov was the Deputy Chief Engineer at Chernobyl on April 26, 1986, and was convicted for its catastrophic meltdown. But was he as reckless as the Soviet narrative claimed?
Scientists Finally Find The Missing Ingredient In Diamond Formation At The Bottom Of The Sea Floor

Scientists Finally Find The Missing Ingredient In Diamond Formation At The Bottom Of The Sea Floor

Diamonds are perhaps the most sought-after stones on Earth. Yet we didn't fully understand how they were even made — until now.
50-Million-Year-Old Fossil Captures A Swimming School Of Fish

50-Million-Year-Old Fossil Captures A Swimming School Of Fish

The fossil was unearthed years ago in the Green River Formation in the United States, but the study’s co-author only happened upon it at a museum while on vacation in Japan.
Meet Rudolf Virchow, The Victorian “Pope Of Medicine” Who Didn’t Believe In Evolution

Meet Rudolf Virchow, The Victorian “Pope Of Medicine” Who Didn’t Believe In Evolution

Rudolf Virchow's work spanned pathology, forensics, and cancer research. But for all his work, Virchow was also quite ignorant on two of the biggest medical advancements in modern medicine.
Meet Johann Carl Friedrich Gauss, The Most Important Mathematician You’ve Never Heard Of

Meet Johann Carl Friedrich Gauss, The Most Important Mathematician You’ve Never Heard Of

After beginning by correcting his father's math at 3 years old, Carl Friedrich Gauss became one of the most influential mathematicians the world has ever seen.
Researchers Successfully Reconstruct The Face Of A 3,600-Year-Old Woman From Ancient Japan Using Her Molar

Researchers Successfully Reconstruct The Face Of A 3,600-Year-Old Woman From Ancient Japan Using Her Molar

Thanks to modern-day genome sequencing technology, we now know more about Japan's ancient world than ever before — and all because of a tooth.
Israeli Researchers Resurrect Biblical Beer Using 5,000-Year-Old Yeast

Israeli Researchers Resurrect Biblical Beer Using 5,000-Year-Old Yeast

In an effort to expand the field of experimental archaeology, Israeli scientists were eager to brew the beer of our ancestors in order to better understand our past.
This “Human Cheese” Is Made From Celebrity Armpit Bacteria

This “Human Cheese” Is Made From Celebrity Armpit Bacteria

The museum hopes that the potentially smelly exhibit will re-examine society's disgust toward bacteria.
Radioactive Sludge Might Be Leaking Out Of A Crumbling Nuclear Dome Into The Pacific

Radioactive Sludge Might Be Leaking Out Of A Crumbling Nuclear Dome Into The Pacific

The concrete structure was never built with the long term in mind as the bottom was never properly lined. As such, it could be leaking into the ocean right now.
The 1883 Krakatoa Eruption: The Explosion Heard Round The World And The Loudest Sound Ever

The 1883 Krakatoa Eruption: The Explosion Heard Round The World And The Loudest Sound Ever

The earthquakes, weather events, and tsunamis caused by the Krakatoa eruption of 1883 were felt even thousands of miles away.
Global Warming Is Threatening To Permanently Blind Octopuses

Global Warming Is Threatening To Permanently Blind Octopuses

Crustaceans and cephalopods engage in vertical migration on a daily basis. While they can handle the fluctuations in oxygen, climate change might remove a bit too much oxygen for them to handle.