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In April 2015, Joe Pinsker wrote about how people misuse credit cards without giving much thought to the consequences.
The year you were born, Bertrand Russell considered three possible futures for the human race, as the Cold War set in.
In January 2011, George E. Condon Jr., in his analysis of how the State of the Union address has evolved over the years, discussed how Harry Truman was the first president to make use of television broadcasts.
A Hard Day's Night was released in 1964.
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 September 2009, James Parker reflected on the famous festival and the documentary that brought it to the screen.
In July 2015, James Parker wrote about the insidious messages tweens pick up from the Disney Channel and Nickelodeon.
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In April 2012, Michael Arcenaux wrote about how R&B had changed since that legendary tour.
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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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