In April 2013, Megan Garber wrote about the swift and spiteful final push to invent the cell phone.
In June 2009, Edward Tenner wrote about the invention and anniversary of the bar code.
The year you were born, Fred Harris wrote about Harlan County, Kentucky, home of some of America's richest natural resources—and some of its poorest people.
Some Kind of Wonderful was released in 1987.
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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 September 1965, Elizabeth Drew wrote about the cigarette lobby's successful efforts to stop states from regulating cigarette advertising.
In June 2014, Megan Garber wrote about the complicated creative process that shaped the film.
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In June 2013, Esther Zuckerman wrote about the need for a female-led superhero film.
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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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