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In November 2015, Julie Beck wrote about the science and research behind Dr. Seuss's silly words.
The year you were born, Frederic M. Bennett wrote about the history of antagonism between Muslim and Hindu communities.
In March 2012, Massoud Hayoun wrote about the modern challenges to pan-Arabism.
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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The Last Picture Show was released in 1971.
In Febuary 2014, Alan Taylor published a photo essay on the first 12 Winter Olympic Games.
In March 2012, Cathy Alter wrote about what draws women to Madonna.
In February 2012, Hampton Stevens wrote about what The Simpsons had left to say after airing its 500th episode.
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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.
In December 2014, Adrienne LaFrance wrote about how the way we see privacy will change over the next decade.
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