Here Be Dragons

Here Be Dragons

How I Accidentally Invested in Big Tobacco

Or: Conclusive proof that betting against the world really does make you richer.
Martin Robbins
5.4.17
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Filming Komodo Dragons for ‘Planet Earth II’ Is More Dangerous Than It Looks

Welcome to Komodo, home to the largest lizard on Earth.
Kevin Wong
2.7.17
Film

Watch Robots Being Built and Broken in a New VR TV Series

Go inside Boston Dynamics' robot lab in the first episode of 'The Possible,' a new immersive documentary series presented by Within.
Beckett Mufson
1.12.17
Film

The UN's Latest VR Film Connects You with a Nepalese Earthquake Survivor

Sabita survived an earthquake that left nearly 9,000 people dead, 22,000 injured, and 3 million displaced.
Beckett Mufson
12.17.16
Film

Mr. Robot's VR Simulcast Gets in Your Head

Showrunner Sam Esmail shows his virtual reality chops.
Beckett Mufson
7.24.16
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Why 'Female Viagra' Isn't Actually a Great Idea

Would you take medication that increased your chances of having an orgasm if you couldn't mix it with alcohol or birth control pills?
Martin Robbins
9.4.15
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It's Ridiculously Hard to Donate Sperm to the British Government

After a year of being open, the National Sperm Bank has had just nine deposits. But the problem isn't a lack of sperm—it's that donating the stuff is ridiculously tough to do.
Martin Robbins
9.1.15
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Do School Bullies Really Grow Up to Be Sexier Than the Nerds?

Look around you: Our society is practically run by jumped-up, megalomaniac dickheads. Maybe being a bully is good practice for later life?
Martin Robbins
7.30.15
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The UK National Lottery Is Basically Evil

It's basically a stealth tax on poor people.
Martin Robbins
7.14.15
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Are English Schoolkids a Bunch of Racists?

A new survey has found that some kids in the UK hold worrying and warped views about immigration and Islam.
Martin Robbins
5.20.15
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How Did Everyone Get the UK Election So Wrong?

The public, the media, and the pollsters all talked themselves into believing a lie.
Martin Robbins
5.11.15
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The Sad Futility of Trying to Prevent Planes From Crashing

You can't design every single possible death out of a system, as Germanwings flight 4U9525 showed.
Martin Robbins
3.27.15
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