Our "Specials" focus on subject matter that impacts our world. We dig in to reveal the world as it is, and more importantly, how it could have been different in the past (and how it can be different in the future). These are issues that educate, entertain, motivate, and captivate the imagination. These are issues that challenge our thinking and make us wonder what could have been.
In 2010 the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) declassified substantive information on one of its most secret and sensitive schemes, "Project Azorian," the Agency codename for its ambitious plan to raise a sunken Soviet submarine from the floor of the Pacific Ocean in order to retrieve its secrets.
The Einstein Effect
Without Einstein we would live in a world with no television, smartphones, computers, laptops or internet communications. Behind the scenes, Einstein helped to change our world in ways few others can compare. A characteristic we call the Einstein Effect.
To the Edge of the Universe
We live in an expanding universe: Every galaxy is flying away from every other galaxy. This naturally leads to a common question: If the universe is expanding, what's it expanding into? More universe? Nothing? Something resembling a vague fog? Where's the edge of our cosmic soap bubble?
In 1929, in the blue-collar city of Portsmouth, Ohio, a company built a swimming pool the size of a football field; named Dreamland, it became the vital center of the community. Now, addiction has devastated Portsmouth, as it has hundreds of small rural towns and suburbs across America—addiction like no other the country has ever faced. How that happened is the riveting story of Dreamland.