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Trump Wants A Nuclear Arms Race

Trump Wants A Nuclear Arms Race

Trump calls for the U.S. to expand its arsenal of weapons of mass destruction.
How Vodka Shaped The Course Of Russian History

How Vodka Shaped The Course Of Russian History

The surprising ways in which the "water of life" has helped determine Russia's religious, political, and economic fate for hundreds of years.
What We Loved This Week, Nov. 27 – Dec. 3

What We Loved This Week, Nov. 27 – Dec. 3

David Bowie, Marilyn Monroe, and many others circa their kindergarten days.
Man Tracks Down The Person Who Killed His Great-Grandfather During Stalin’s Great Purge

Man Tracks Down The Person Who Killed His Great-Grandfather During Stalin’s Great Purge

He even managed to get an apology from the killer's granddaughter, who thanked the man for bringing out “the entire truth” of Russia's past.
The Most Outlandish CIA Programs Of The Cold War

The Most Outlandish CIA Programs Of The Cold War

Inside the CIA's Cold War-era plans for mind control, psychic spies, and one horrifying cat.
4 Abandoned Nuclear Testing Sites Humans Destroyed Worse Than Chernobyl

4 Abandoned Nuclear Testing Sites Humans Destroyed Worse Than Chernobyl

Some of the world's biggest nuclear detonations didn't make the pages of your history book.
The 5 Most Infamous American Spies

The 5 Most Infamous American Spies

The good American spies die in mystery, but the the most notorious live on in history for all of the wrong reasons.
Video Of The Day: Watch An Underground Nuclear Explosion Melt The Earth

Video Of The Day: Watch An Underground Nuclear Explosion Melt The Earth

Nuclear weapons are even scarier when you can't see the mushroom cloud.
5 Times The World Was On The Very Brink Of Nuclear Annihilation

5 Times The World Was On The Very Brink Of Nuclear Annihilation

Most of the time, it wasn't even deliberate.
Photo Of The Day: Miss Atomic Bomb 1957

Photo Of The Day: Miss Atomic Bomb 1957

The atomic arms race inspired some of the most dangerous weapons in history. It also inspired the crowning of a Miss Atomic Bomb.
25 Vintage Photos Provide A Peek Into Life In East Germany

25 Vintage Photos Provide A Peek Into Life In East Germany

During the Cold War, the Eastern Bloc state was isolated both physically and ideologically from the West. These photos give us a glimpse into life there.