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Science Groups of people gathering on a frozen River Thames in London during the Little Ice Age.

Climate Lessons from History: The Little Ice Age

The Little Ice Age, spanning from 1300 AD to the 18th century, triggered global cooling that reshaped Northern Europe and reverberated worldwide. Insight gleaned from this period may hold pivotal lessons for addressing today’s climate change conundrum.

Science An artwork inspired by the Wow! Signal, a mysterious radio signal detected in 1977.

The Wow! Signal: A Message from E.T?

For 72 seconds on August 15, 1977, a radio telescope in Ohio detected what may have been a signal from extraterrestrial intelligence. It was a narrow-band burst of radio waves, matching no known natural phenomenon, and it stood out like a sore thumb from the ordinary background noise of the cosmos.

Science A futuristic metropolis with sleek skyscrapers, bustling streets, and hovering vehicles, set against a backdrop of a stunning nebula.

The Voyager Golden Record: A Cosmic Message in a Bottle

The Voyager Golden Record, sent on Voyager 1 and Voyager 2 in 1977 by NASA, is a time capsule that showcases human civilization and aims to communicate the essence of Earth to beings beyond our planet. The Golden Record, which includes 115 pictures, greetings in 55 languages, natural sounds, and 90 minutes of diverse music, marks humanity’s initial attempt to explore beyond our solar system.

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Inside Ford’s Failed Utopia: The Story of Fordlandia

Fordlandia, Henry Ford’s attempt at building an industrialized utopia in the Amazon rainforest, is a story of hubris and failure on an impressive scale. The titan of American manufacturing thought he could create a picture-perfect, self-sustaining city that would produce rubber for Ford tires, but it never did.

Costa Rica disbanded its army in 1949. It's one of the only countries in the world that forbids an army in its constitution. Costa Rica's approach has been adopted by six sovereign states in the Americas: Dominica, Grenada, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Haiti, and Panama.

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