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In 1977, astronomer Jerry Ehman may have stumbled across the most significant discovery in human history - or, at least, found one of the strangest observable things any human being has ever witnessed. Listen in to learn more about the WOW! signal.
Could we really discover intelligent life out there in the inky black of space? How? Listen in to learn more about SETI.
If money is only valuable when we believe in it, how much is a BitCoin actually worth? Jonathan explains the virtual currency as well as how to mine it and the risks involved in investing.
Have you written to Ben and Matt? If so, tune in, because you just might have made it on the air. Join the guys as they thank listeners around the world in their year-end shoutout episode.
While cryptography has progressed by leaps and bounds, some codes still haven't been broken. Tune in to learn more about some of history's strangest unbroken codes, from the Voynich manuscript to the Tama Shud case and more.
We hear the phrase constantly in TV shows and film, but what exactly is a front company? Are they really that prevalent? Who uses them, and why? Tune in to learn more.
Privatization advocates claim private-public partnerships are the most cost-efficient, reliable way to get water to the world's poor -- but critics tell a very different story.
Secret codes and reconfigured servers lead to an online speakeasy for illegal drugs.