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In December 2011, Jim Tankersley wrote about how the euro's failure could cause another American recession.
In October 2015, Ed Yong wrote about reshaping the human genome.
The year you were born, James Fallows wrote about the political character and career of Al Gore, just months before the latter fell less than six hundred votes short of the presidency.
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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 May 2015, Spencer Kornhaber wrote about the evolution of exercise customization tools in Spotify and the improvements that still need to be made.
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The legacy of the first African American couple in the White House would be a major focus of The Atlantic.
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In July 2013, Esther Zuckerman wrote about Smith's potential for success as a performer.
The Bling Ring was released in 2013.
In August 2015, Alakananda Mookerjee wrote about what new Mars colonists would be able to eat—and how they'd grow it.
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