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June 2015

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Plutonic Love

When the New Horizons spacecraft races by the quasi-planetary body, Alan Stern will have finally met his match

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Animal Magnetism

He's famous for getting dangerously close to his fearsome charges, but what can Kevin Richardson teach us about ethical conservation—and ourselves?

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Aftershock

A powerful earthquake in Italy killed hundreds of people—and set in motion a legal battle and scientific debate that has kept seismologists on edge

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Gilded Colorado

A hundred years ago, city slickers looking for wild times in Rocky Mountain National Park invented a new kind of American vacation

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Rocketeers

The space-age invention still takes our imaginations on our wild ride

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Dream State

America's most important ally in the battle against ISIS is closer than ever to fulfilling their hope of founding a new nation

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Napoleon's Last Charge

On the bicentennial of the most famous battle in world history, a distinguished historian looks at what could have been

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The Wheel, Re-Invented

Originally the American answer to the Eiffel Tower, the summertime amusement became a hallmark of summer fun

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True West

Noted photographer Richard Phibbs has a new book that sends him back home on the range

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Face Time

The most distinctive human feature might be that bony protrusion that made Jay Leno famous

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Did this Map Guide Columbus?

Researchers decipher a mystifying 15th-century document

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