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Inside America's Greatest Adventure

From JFK's real motives to the Soviets' secret plot to land on the Moon at the same time, a new behind-the-scenes view of an unlikely triumph 50 years ago

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Apollo at 50

Duplicates of the 3D scanned historic Apollo artifact will also tour Major League ballparks this summer

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El Maestro

Mexico's most important living artist mixes magical realism with passionate rebellion

Blue Hole Regional Park

American Idyll

Kick off your shoes and jump into summer's most refreshing tradition on a lazy afternoon

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Return to the Titanic

For a handsome price, a daredevil inventor will bring you aboard his groundbreaking submarine to put eyes on most famous shipwreck of all

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Unnatural Wonder

While seemingly a natural wonder of the world, the destination on the U.S./Canada border has been subject to human meddling for years

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Pride and Prejudice

Artists born after the galvanizing moment in gay rights history, which took place 50 years ago, present their interpretations

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The First Computers Were Human

It's ironic that women today must fight for equality in Silicon Valley. After all, their math skills helped launch the digital age

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Roaring Back

In a new exhibit about "deep time" at the National Museum of Natural History, T. rex is still the king

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My, What Big Teeth You Have!

The ancient beast of the oceans comes to life in a new display at the National Museum of Natural History

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