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A Cold War–era bomber
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Why There Are No Nuclear Airplanes

Strategists considered sacrificing older pilots to patrol the skies in flying reactors. An Object Lesson.

Amazon boxes
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Amazon Ruined Online Shopping

America’s largest internet store is so big, and so bewildering, that buyers often have no idea what they’re going to get.

One Man’s Trash Is Another Man’s Cyborg

A Transformer among mortals.

Facebook
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Facebook Users Still Don’t Know How Facebook Works

Not even its core business practices