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In June 2012, Megan Garber wrote about how Apple computers, once thought to be virus-immune, can now get PC viruses.
In January 2016, Shirley Phillips wrote about when pilots know that it's safer to stay on the ground.
The year you were born, John Keegan wrote about the history and geopolitical significance of the Soviet invasion and occupation of Afghanistan.
Can't Hardly Wait was released in 1998.
In our January/February 2015 issue, Charles Fishman wrote about the oddity of daily life on the station and the value of its continued operation.
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The conflicts and displacements touched off around the world by the attacks have been reverberating for the majority of your life. “This ‘war’ [on terrorism] will never be over,” wrote James Fallows, a few years after the towers fell.
In September 2015, David A. Graham wrote about major disasters.
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When 26-year-old Mohamed Bouazizi set himself on fire, he ignited a tinderbox of protests that continue to roil the Middle East, and kindled the beginnings of democracy in Tunisia.
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In February 2014, Abby Ohlheiser wrote about conspiracy theories surrounding Bruno Mars's Super Bowl performance.
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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