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Pugilism on the Plains
How a booming oil town aimed to become a western metropolis through one of the most ill-conceived boxing matches of all time.
A Day on Venus
Compared to Earth, our astronomical next-door neighbor Venus is 95 percent as large, 28 percent closer to the sun, an...
The Trouble with Triples
What do the American bison, western gorilla, and Eurasian eagle-owl have in common? One answer is that they are all s...
It Belongs in a Museum
In January 2010, two journalists knocked on the door of 84-year-old Frenchman Jacques Bellanger to ask him about the...