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Locked Up Abroad Live Tweet with Brigene Young

Tonight, Brigene Young will be tweeting live along with the premiere of her episode of Locked Up Abroad: Heroin Sting. Follow @LockedUpAbroad on Twitter at 10 p.m. EST to watch and chat live with Brigene. In the meantime, check out some our most pressing questions… and get ready to ask your own tonight. But first,…

Gold Wedding Band = Buried Treasure, Fallen Empires, Teeth?

Most of us never give the gold on our finger a second thought. When we look at it we may remember our wedding day, our honeymoon, or where we went on our first date. Most of us don’t look at our wedding ring and think: Buried Treasure, Fallen Empires, Teeth. Gold has a special place…

What to Pack for the Apocalypse

    “This ain’t no party / this ain’t no disco / this ain’t no foolin’ around,” as David Bryne of the Talking Heads once reminded us in the song “Life During Wartime.”  And indeed, when you’re getting ready for what you believe to be the impending demise of civilization and perhaps the planet itself,…

Run Silent, Run Deep, and Smuggle $100 Million Worth of Cocaine

Columbian and U.S. antidrug agents are busy these days trying to combat a new weapon in the cartels’ arsenals: private navies of small, custom-built submarines that utilize increasingly sophisticated technology to avoid detection as they transport mountains of cocaine. When drug-runners first turned to submarines more than a decade ago, their craft were crude and…

Locked Up Abroad Live Tweet With Jeremy Khinoo

Tonight, Jeremy Khinoo will be tweeting live along with the premiere of his episode of Locked Up Abroad: Mexico Money Machine. In the meantime, check out some our most pressing questions… and get ready to ask your own tonight. What was your first year out of prison like?My first year out of prison went pretty…

The Making of the Digital Interactive: Rebuilding Titanic

What would it take to rebuild one of the most iconic structures of the 20th century — the 50,000-ton Titanic? Tonight on Rebuilding the Titanic, we will find out when four modern-day metalworkers and engineers employ the same techniques and materials used a century ago to actually rebuild massive, full-scale parts of the ship by…

Search for Giant Squid

Despite being the largest invertebrate on our planet, giant squid remain a mystery. The species lives far too deep for divers to study. But body parts – and whole carcasses – have washed up on shore. Adult giant squid are so mammoth, they can have basketball-sized eyeballs. The biggest one ever found was 59 feet in…

Earth Under Water: Are Floating Cities the Answer?

Back in the mid-1990s, a post-apocalyptic sci fi movie called Waterworld, envisioned a dystopia in which the polar ice caps had completely melted and most of the Earth’s land was thousands of feet under water. A mutant drifter, the Mariner (portrayed by Kevin Costner) roamed the oceans in a boat, looking for a mythical place called…

Escaping Earth: Could a Space Elevator Work?

Is there a cheaper and more efficient way to put humans, equipment and materials into space than by using powerful rocket engines?  Since the beginning of space flight in the late 1950s, we’ve relied upon thrust to enable satellites and manned vehicles to reach space. Escape velocity is the physics term for achieving enough kinetic energy…

Locked Up Abroad Live Tweet Tonight

Tonight, David Scott will be tweeting live along with the premiere of his episode of Locked Up Abroad: Forbidden Love. In the meantime, check out our most pressing questions… and get ready to ask your own tonight.How long were you in hiding at Cynthia’s cousin’s house?  About four or five months. It seemed like years…