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In May 2011, Alan Taylor published a photo essay on the history of American nuclear-weapons tests.
The year you were born, Ishaq Husseini wrote about the effort to reconcile the traditional religion of Islam with the realities of modern life.
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Easy Rider was released in 1969.
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.
In June 2009, Edward Tenner wrote about the invention and anniversary of the bar code.
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In September 2012, Conor Friedersdorf wrote about assembling a roster of the best basketball players of all time.
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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 2015, Robinson Meyer wrote about why scientists had accepted this fact.
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