Watch: Why Captain Marvel is the superhero 2018 needs

It's the first time a female superhero has ever scored her own film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

  • Brie Larson stars as Carol Danvers, better known by her alias Captain Marvel.
  • Captain Marvel is the first female superhero to land her own film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
  • The movie promises something of an origin story for Nick Fury, played by Samuel L. Jackson.
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Inside the secret cities that built the atomic bomb

Both the U.S. and the Soviet Union created secret cities to house the scientists working in their nuclear weapons programs. Both nations went about this in very different ways and with very different, sometimes disastrous, results.

  • Highly secretive, closed cities were used during the Cold War to develop nuclear-grade plutonium and uranium.
  • Oak Ridge and City 40 — two such cities — highlight the world-altering impact of nuclear weapons.
  • Vacationing in the East Ural Mountains? Bring a Geiger counter.
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How power affects the way you behave — and the way you’re punished

We all live by society's invisible rules but for some groups, these rules are tighter than for others, says psychologist Michele Gelfand.

  • Rules, whether they're visible or invisible, govern our behavior every day.
  • Different groups have different rules, and have different views on how strict those rules are.
  • Powerful and dominant social groups have more flexible rules where obeisance is less mandatory.
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London's a shallow Christian sea with islands of other faiths​

Although London is predominantly Christian, this map shows an archipelago of different faiths throughout the city.

Religions are universal and transcendent, but they're also local and personal. This map shows where in London religious people live—quite often, very close to other people of the same faith.

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In Turkey, Darwin is being removed from textbooks

Some parts of the world are going backward right now. Where will it leave us?

Science education is being attacked in several countries at the same time, including right here in the good ol' U. S. of A. 

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