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The Internet Is Not The Enemy

As the Islamic State (IS) has conquered more and more territory across Iraq and Syria, the jihadists have added another tool to their arsenal of terror: the Internet. IS propaganda officers have used … [Read More...]

Making The World’s Fastest Wheels

The Hakskeen Pan desert in South Africa is perhaps the emptiest stretch of land on Earth. As far as the eye can see, you will simply find the sun-baked clay, mottled like cracked enamel. But when you … [Read More...]

The King Of Swindlers

The French confidence man who took credit for what one nineteenth-century paper called “the most gigantic swindle of our time.” It’s 1879. The courtroom in Santiago is full. The tables and … [Read More...]