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Doing dangerous things in pursuit of new knowledge was par for the course for this Prussian polymath, born 250 years ago this month.
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A different set of ingredients may be needed to take the next giant leap for humankind.
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Joel Shurkin, Contributor
A reporter recalls what it was like to cover the space race.
Peter Gwynne, Contributor
Half a century after Neil Armstrong stepped onto the Moon, can NASA recover the sense of adventure that sparked its Cold War triumph?
Peter Gwynne, Contributor
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When science and technology fail and only courage can win a battle.
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The shortest day of the year is celebrated by many cultures around the world.
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Purple, Magic failed to give enough warning.
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