In October 2010, Cristine Russell wrote about the practice of in vitro fertilization (IVF) becoming more common.
In September 2013, Matt Schiavenza wrote about how relations between the United States and China have changed.
The year you were born, James Fallows, who worked as a speech writer for President Jimmy Carter, wrote about why the latter's presidency had been so constrained.
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“It was thought that all borders between men had similarly disintegrated, and we were all destined to be free and empowered individuals in a global meeting place,” wrote Robert Kaplan 20 years later.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer was released in 1992.
In June 2002, Robert A. Weinberg wrote that cloning had detrimental effects on other areas of research.
In the July/August 2008 issue, Nicholas Carr wondered whether Google was making people stupid.
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In November 2013, Alexander Abad-Santos wrote about why Levine's being named Sexiest Man Alive is truly a success story.
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People across the world rediscovered the power and peril of revolutions, as Laura Kasinof found in Yemen.
In December 2014, Adrienne LaFrance wrote about how the way we see privacy will change over the next decade.
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