In February 2014, Megan Garber wrote about the changing significance of area codes, from indicators for long-distance pricing to markers of cultural identity.
In October 2004, Christopher Hitchens wrote about whether Turkey was a successful, modern Muslim state.
The year you were born, Reinhold Niebuhr wrote about the burden of fighting and dying for one's country, in the midst of the First World War.
In April 2015, Matt Schiavenza and Noah Gordon wrote about the impact of the 2015 Nepal earthquake.
In November 2015, David Sims wrote about the return of Star Trek to television.
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In July 2009, James Fallows wrote a retrospective on McNamara after his death that year.
Over the years, the moon landing has come to be lauded as the pinnacle of human achievement, although it was often derided at the time. In 1963, NASA astronauts took to The Atlantic to plead the case for landing on the moon.
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With NASA's Cassini-Huygens mission in 2005, humans landed a probe in the outer reaches of the solar system for the first time, a moment Ross Andersen called the most glorious mission in the history of planetary science.
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