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This Warehouse Holds All Illegal Wildlife Goods Confiscated In The US

This Warehouse Holds All Illegal Wildlife Goods Confiscated In The US

Crocodile purses, polar bear rugs, ivory chalices — they’re all illegal in the US. Confiscated pieces end up in a warehouse outside Denver, Colorado, named the National Wildlife Property Repository, a haunting space filled with the frozen faces of endangered and extinct creatures.

First-Hand Account Of The First Forays Into Useful Nuclear Power

First-Hand Account Of The First Forays Into Useful Nuclear Power

The Atlantic has just digitised the first-person account of Commander E.E. Kintner’s experience at the Submarine Thermal Reactor, a story they first published back in January 1959. It’s about one of the first nuclear reactors coming to life only a handful of years after Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and it details…