November 2010

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Shooting for the Sun

Lonnie Johnson, the inventor of the Super Soaker, is trying to create a radical new solar-powered engine. He has the Air Force’s attention.

Stephen Voss

Smuggler, Forger, Writer, Spy

Anas Aremeyaw Anas is a Ghanaian investigative journalist with many disguises—from addict to imam—and one overriding mission: to force Ghana’s government to act against the lawbreakers he exposes.

Brian Mockenhaupt

The Last Patrol

In the heart of Taliban country, the paratroopers of 2 Charlie begin their final mission, braving snipers, IEDs, and the unrelenting sun.

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    Can GM Get Its Groove Back?

    Buyers remain wary, and Washington is unlikely to recover all its bailout cash. But the colossus has slashed costs and spiffed up its cars—and is rejoining the global race.

  • Oliver Munday

    Truth Lies Here

    How can Americans talk to one another—let alone engage in political debate—when the Web allows every side to invent its own facts?

  • Illustration by Sean McCabe; Photos courtesy BBC and Everett Collection

    The Doctor is In

    Why a 47-year-old English sci-fi show is suddenly an American hit

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