In May 2014, Alexis C. Madrigal wrote about the resilience of the computer mouse.
The year you were born, James Alan McPherson wrote about how a group of black Chicago street gangs evolved into the controversial "Ranger Nation," funded by the Poverty Program, investigated by the Senate, and hunted by the police.
In December 2012, Alexis C. Madrigal wrote about who likely got to the moon first.
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Fast Times at Ridgemont High was released in 1982.
On the eve of the 2015 Rugby World Cup, Dominic Green wrote about why the second most popular sport in the world hadn't yet conquered America.
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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.
In August 2011, Jamie Holmes wrote about how SMS is the driving force behind technology-enabled changes in commerce, crime, political participation, and governing in the developing world.
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In August 2016, Adrienne LaFrance wrote about how Lopez helped shape internet searching.
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People across the world rediscovered the power and peril of revolutions, as Laura Kasinof found in Yemen.
In December 2015, Robinson Meyer wrote about why scientists had accepted this fact.
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