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In 2017, a telescope on Maui spotted … something hurtling through our solar system. While much of the scientific community offered various explanations, astrophysicist Avi Loeb’s stood out: This, he asserted, was a piece of alien technology.

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Journalist and author Bari Weiss believes that cancel culture is damaging cherished American ideals like free speech and thought, pluralism and the presumption of innocence.

They Called Us Enemy © George Takei / courtesy Top Shelf Productions.

With the enactment of President Franklin Roosevelt’s Executive Order 9066, roughly 120,000 Japanese Americans were imprisoned by their own government during the Second World War. The actor and activist George Takei was one of them.

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As protests and calls for social reforms swept through the country in the 1960s, a group of nuns in Los Angeles saw the need for change in their own conservative, cloistered world.

Mark Hofmann Part Two: The LDS Church

Mar 12, 2021

For the second part of our Mark Hofmann coverage, we take a closer look at one aspect of Hofmann’s strange story: his dealings with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. 

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Theoretical physicist Brian Greene has a special talent: He can explain complicated scientific principles in a way that makes them comprehensible to the layperson. 


October 15, 1985 was one of those idyllic Salt Lake City fall days: deep blue skies, trees covered in red and gold leaves. And then, two pipe bombs exploded in different parts of the city, killing two people. 

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How much can you know about someone just from hearing their voice? According to journalist John Colapinto, more than you might think.

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In 2020, former Utah State legislator Steve Urquhart founded a religion. Their sacrament? Magic mushrooms.

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There’s a community of former members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints who believe they’ve found healing and discovered a new sense of spirituality in magic mushrooms.