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In November 2015, Julie Beck wrote about the science and research behind Dr. Seuss's silly words.
In February 2013, Alexis Madrigal wrote about the serendipity of success through anecdotes of technological advancement.
The year you were born, William R. Polk wrote about what America could learn from Iraq about Middle Eastern relations and attitudes.
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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The Last Picture Show was released in 1971.
In April 2016, Ronald Brownstein wrote about how presidential primary fights are reverting to their old form.
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In February 2012, Joseph Vogel wrote about Michael Jackson's musical influence and legacy.
In February 2012, Hampton Stevens wrote about what The Simpsons had left to say after airing its 500th episode.
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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 February 2012, Charles A. Kupchan wrote about the world's emerging economies, and how the world will look by 2050.
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