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  • SYSK Selects: Mermaids: Not a real thing
    Mermaids aren't real. That much we know. But the history and lore of these magical and sometimes menacing creatures of the sea is pretty interesting stuff. Learn all about these... Read more
    Published on: 2021-03-06
  • Why is the Equal Rights Amendment still not ratified?
    The United States is one of only 28 countries in the world that doesn’t have equal protection for women under the law enshrined in its constitution. There was a moment... Read more
    Published on: 2021-03-04
  • Short Stuff: Dog Suicide Bridge
    A bridge at the town of Dumbarton in Scotland has a terrible reputation as a site where dogs inexplicably leap to their death on the rocks 50 feet below. There... Read more
    Published on: 2021-03-03
  • Is the Free Radical Theory of Aging Wrong?
    In the 1990s we thought we’d identified the root cause of aging: nasty molecules called free radicals that wreaked havoc on our cells. Even better, we’d figured out how to... Read more
    Published on: 2021-03-02
  • SYSK Selects: Bridges: Nature Abhors Them
    From prehistoric logs across streams to the 102-mile Kunshan Grand Bridge, nature works ceaselessly to take down spans. In this classic episode, learn about the fascinating ins and outs of... Read more
    Published on: 2021-02-27
  • How Bruce Lee Worked
    Bruce Lee may have introduced more Westerners to Asian culture than any person in history. And, because he died young just as he became an international superstar, he’s become a... Read more
    Published on: 2021-02-25
  • Short Stuff: The Body in the Cylinder
    In 1945, residents of a Liverpool neighborhood found a desiccated body in a long cylinder they’d been using for years using as a bench. It launched a mystery that’s still... Read more
    Published on: 2021-02-24
  • What Will Farming 4.0 Look Like?
    The human population is expected to increase by a couple billion people in the next 30 years and those who are paying attention are wondering exactly how we’ll feed all... Read more
    Published on: 2021-02-23