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In April 2010, Tom McNichol wrote about the environmental impact of opting for paper over plastic at the checkout counter.
On March 1, 2015, Garrett Epps wrote about the amendment's implications.
The year you were born, Vernon Kellogg wrote about the impact of war on human evolution, just one year before the First World War began.
In April 2015, Matt Ford wrote about the decline of the death penalty in America.
In December 2015, Nolen Gertz wrote about adults' identities and the action figures they grew up with.
In April 2002, James Rosen wrote about Nixon's paranoid style of governing and the discovery that the Joint Chiefs of Staff had been spying on the White House.
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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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.
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