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Giving the Bird the Bird
A Brief Note From an Ex-X User
Journey to the Invisible Planet
The tangled history of humanity’s search for the solar system’s uncharted planets.
From Where the Sun Now Stands
When the U.S. Army came for their land in 1877, the Nez Perce tribe complied. But tensions boiled over, and Chief Joseph led as they ran for their lives.
The Ancient Order of Bali
In 1970s Bali, a sudden rice crisis prompted an unexpectedly far-reaching scientific discovery