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Has someone decoded the Voynich Manuscript?

Since its rediscovery in 1912, the Voynich manuscript has puzzled scholars around the world. And, until recently, we knew very little about it. Although it probably had 270-something pages in its original form, only around 240 pages remain today. The

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Show Notes: Personhood

Riddle me this: When is a person not a person? Or, more accurately, when is a person not a human being?

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Show Notes: Lost Cities?

Could modern civilization really lose entire cities? Could we do so on purpose? It's a wild idea, and a surprisingly persistent one.

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Show Notes: Murder by Plane?

This week, Matt and I explored a curious trend in assassination theories: murder by plane.

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Show Notes: Time Travel

Who wouldn't want to traverse the bounds of boring ol' second-to-second linear time and live the nomadic life of a roaming chrononaut?

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Show Notes: Hugo Chavez, the Mini-coup and Cancer

In our recent series on Hugo Chávez, Matt and I covered the short-lived 2002 coup d'état and Chávez's untimely passing.

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Show Notes: Guns in America

In our series on gun ownership in the United States, Matt and I ran into several surprises.

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Show Notes: Libya and the Fall of Gaddafi

Muammar Gaddafi ruled Libya for more than 40 years before he was killed by rebel forces in October, 2011. Our recent episodes on Libya explore two events: the tragic bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 and the fall of the

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Good News from the Oldest Mayan Calendar

I don’t know about you, but I’m extremely skeptical when it comes to doomsday predictions. After all, people have been predicting the end of the world since the dawn of recorded history. Now, I’m not talking about large-scale, gradual catastrophes

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One Year Later: Colony Collapse Disorder

First, some background: Around this time last year, bees were all over the news. Apiarists, nature-lovers and scientists claimed that honeybees were dying out. Entire hives were collapsing, and no one was sure why. I took a look at this

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