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New York Water Taxi

Wet and Wild

The city's waterfront fell into dangerous decline, but now its on the rebound with a new wave of money and creativity

Puzzle

Piece of Mind

A confusing set of blocks could seal their fate

Mount Fuji

The Magic Mountain

Not even crowds and the threat of an eruption can dampen the eternally mysterious volcano

early in my boyhood

Dreams of Argentina

W.H. Hudson wrote one of the 20th century’s greatest memoirs after a fever rekindled visions of his childhood.

Tollund Man

The Living Dead

High-tech tools divulge new information about the mysterious and violent fates met by these corpses

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Phenomena

Stampede

A mainstay of Western culture, the free-roaming stallions are now a force to be reckoned with

Phenomena

Altered State

Taking to the sky to show how industry shapes the earth

Phenomena

Sugar Rush

How the nation got hooked on sweets

Phenomena

The People v. Jefferson Davis

The case against Jefferson Davis, the president of the Confederacy, would have been a legal showdown of the ages

Why I Take Fake Pills

Surprising new research shows that placebos still work even when you know they’re not real

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