Operation InfeKtion: How Russia Perfected the Art of War

Russia’s meddling in the United States’ elections is not a hoax. It’s the culmination of Moscow’s decades-long campaign to tear the West apart. “Operation InfeKtion” reveals the ways in which one of the Soviets’ central tactics — the promulgation of…

What It’s Like to Launch Space Rockets in Alaska

In the Gulf of Alaska, idyllic Kodiak Island is famous for its sockeye salmon, king crab, and roaming bison. However, this picturesque location is also home to the Pacific Spaceport Complex, a world-class rocket-launching facility since its opening in 1998.…

Silk Road: Drugs, Death and the Dark Web

From BBC 4 and Storyville comes the documentary about the Silk Road that you’ve been waiting for. It explains how the identity of Ross Ulbricht (aka Dread Pirate Roberts) was uncovered by a young IRS agent from Brooklyn, NY. You…

In 100 Texts, the Story of Love, Heartbreak, and an Unplanned Baby

By Emily Buder When Victoria Mapplebeck found her decades-old Nokia phone hidden in the back of a kitchen drawer, she was forced to relive a story she had worked hard to forget. “I realized I’d unwittingly archived a three-year message…

PLANET MONEY: Bitcoin Losers

Plenty of people will tell you they’re getting rich off of bitcoin. They could be right. But there’s another group of bitcoin owners that aren’t so ecstatic. Because they might be rich, too, but they lost the passkey that would…

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