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Where the Frontier Ends

by David Adler The real work, the heavy lifting, starts where the frontier ends. The pioneers, the Lewis and Clarks, just drew their index fingers to the West and moved forward ho. Then, when it was all mapped and named, …

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The Big Hunt

by Erica Schwiegershausen Mortality is rough. In the throes of old age, rich men find themselves faced with a crippling paranoia: what if no one reads my memoir? One

Week in the Underworld

by Barry Elkinton & Simon Engler CREEPY CRAWLIES

Bugs are crazy. My dad’s an entomologist so I can say this with some authority. Growing up my dad worked almost

Week on the Border

by Rick Salame & Alex Sammon BUTTERFLY KISS(INGER) They have no visas and don’t pay customs. This winter there were some 60 million of them: Monarch butterflies,

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by Mimi Dwyer Hugo Chavez is dead. Cancer took him, finally, after months away from his country, after surgeries in Cuba, after the obligatory press photos—Chávez reading the

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Week in the Future

by Barry Elkinton & David Adler (YOUR) MISSION TO MARS Private finances will be key to the future of space exploration. We’ve known that for a while now.


Ambiguous Direction

by Simon Engler Momčilo Perišić is free. On February 28, the 68-year-old Serb was acquitted of all charges of war crimes and crimes against humanity by the Appeals Court


Week In Bovines

By David Adler, Simon Engler, and Barry Elkinton There's Something About Dinner HORSEMEAT IS—secretly, quietly—everywhere. Monday, British food regulator finds horsemeat in Taco Bell products in the UK. The same

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