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In March 2014, Benjamin Welton wrote about the charismatic spy's World War I roots.
In March 2011, Alexis C. Madrigal examined the reasons behind nuclear power not being as viable as it should be.
The year you were born, Arthur E. Sutherland wrote about the history that influenced the Supreme Court ruling on school segregation.
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The Graduate was released in 1967.
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 August 11, Abraham Tekippe wrote about the possibility of hijacking a plane in the post-9/11 world.
In December 2006, James Fallows wrote about Microsoft's efforts to improve the influential operating system.
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In December 2011, Caitlin Flanagan wrote about Oprah's ability to understand women and the power of TV better than anyone else.
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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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