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The true story behind the “true story” of the notorious Long Island home, the site of a terrible murder and then the basis of scores of books and movies.
An artist goes deep, in all directions, on the where, what, when, how and why of a free watch.
Chinese Jamaican music producers helped turn reggae into a global sensation—one that would eventually reach all the way to the country their ancestors had left behind.
Tales of deception from all sides of a con: scam victims, scam baiters, and the scammers themselves.
Most of the fish we eat die by asphyxiation. But there’s a better way, both for the fish and those who eat them.
A young woman’s relaxing night at home goes south … in the best possible way.
How pinball wizardry gets made.
Taking over a man’s bank account or receiving copious gift cards sounds like easy money, but the dominatrixes will tell you, it’s a grind.
All over the world, a certain kind of ghost story gets told—one in which a woman comes back from the dead to haunt men.
A field guide to the sartorial choices of the far right.
The plagues and pleasures of an unusual identity.
Forensic genealogists are using DNA databases to solve cold cases faster than anyone could have imagined. But how will their techniques hold up in court?
What if the best way to make more money … was to print it yourself? In this new documentary series, meet the folks who created their own currencies.
Archival footage reveals history that we’d rather forget: when Madison Square Garden played host to a Nazi rally, in 1939.
Looking Across the Border
Cristhian, 16, dreams of the safety he might find on the other side of the US–Mexico border.
All 13-year-old Amayrani wants is to be able to study, learn English—and leave the migrant camp in Tijuana, Mexico.
Museum of Human History
Greem’s family takes a ride on an A.I. roller coaster.
A man attempts to outclimb his grief by summiting a mountain on a remote island. But painful feelings refuse to be left behind.
Ronald McNair, one of the first African American astronauts, was a born trailblazer. In this animated interview, McNair’s brother remembers his path to NASA.
A little girl is forced to grow up fast, but what happens when she has to choose between her family and her future?
When lonely aeronauts have a meet-cute, their budding romance hits some unexpected turbulence.
A doctor has come up with a way to knock out phobias and trauma overnight. But what if being afraid is a fundamental part of who we are?
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