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This Space Shuttle Test is Serious Science Wrapped in Pure Visual Extravagance


A mahogany wind tunnel for testing spacecraft aerodynamics is just too delightfully steampunk for real life. Or is it a real-life simulation of a 1980s-style overly-exuberant display of photographic superposition?

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That time the Nazis used mosquitoes as biological weapons


That time the Nazis used mosquitoes as biological weapons

As times got tough for the Axis during the Second World War, both Germany and Japan considered — and in some cases used — biological warfare. New research reveals details about one of these plans — a scheme that saw malaria-ridden mosquitoes released into enemy territory.

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