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Plum Island Research and the Lyme Disease Epidemic

In the 1970s-1980s, researchers at the Plum Island Animal Disease Center conducted tick experiments to study Lyme disease. Speculation arose regarding a connection between the experiments and the subsequent epidemic, but there is no conclusive evidence supporting this claim. The research aimed to understand the disease rather than intentionally cause it. AD SAMSARA HERBS TICK […]


Room 641A: Infamous Government Surveillance Facility

Room 641A is a facility in San Francisco operated by AT&T and used by the NSA for government surveillance programs, which intercepted internet traffic without public knowledge or consent. The revelation of the program sparked a public debate about privacy and government surveillance, leading to legal challenges and reforms to government surveillance policies. The legacy […]


Operation Popeye: Weather Modification in the Vietnam War

Operation Popeye was a covert military campaign conducted by the United States during the Vietnam War to extend the monsoon season over North Vietnam through cloud seeding. The objective was to disrupt enemy logistics by impeding troop movements and damaging crops and infrastructure. The operation was successful but caused harm to civilians and property and […]


Mail Delivery by Missile: The 1959 Test That Made History

In 1959, the US Post Office successfully delivered mail via a Regulus cruise missile. The test was a success but was never repeated due to high costs and risks. The event remains a curious moment in American history. Long Version In the late 1950s, the United States Post Office was looking for ways to improve […]


The Sunshine Act: Increasing Transparency in Healthcare

The Sunshine Act is a federal law in the United States that requires healthcare companies to report certain financial transactions with physicians and teaching hospitals to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) in order to increase transparency and reduce potential conflicts of interest. Long Version The Sunshine Act, also known as the Physician […]


Federal Reserve

The Federal Reserve, or “the Fed,” is the central bank of the United States. It was established in 1913 to provide a more stable and flexible monetary and financial system. The Fed is responsible for setting monetary policy to promote economic growth, stabilize prices, and maintain full employment. It uses tools such as open market […]