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Ten Years Later, a Marathon Runner

April 11, 2013 If you're going to run in Minnesota, do it in the summer. In fact, if you're going to do anything in Minnesota, do it in the summer. Except for ice fishing. You might drown. You can run in spring, too. Just wait for that glorious first day when the temperature ...

Interactive Graphic: 28 Inauguration Firsts

January 18, 2013 On Monday, Washington will again bear witness to one of the grandest displays of our democracy in action--the presidential inauguration. It's a ritual that reaches back through time, connecting our past to our present. Searching through the annals of history, we've discovered that many presidential firsts occur during the inauguration. ...

Advanced Technology Reveals the Invisible in Centuries-old Manuscripts

November 26, 2012 Subscribe: > Newsletter > Facebook > LinkedIn Meghan Hill knows how to operate a specialized camera that reveals the secrets of ancient manuscripts from Egypt's Sinai desert, but she still has to deal with the occasional photobomb. "We had a fly," Hill said. "Since it was in the dark room, ...

What Do You Get The Guy Who Averts Nuclear War?

October 18, 2012 How does a president thank the advisers who helped him avert a nuclear war? With fancy paperweights, of course. President John F. Kennedy commissioned 34 silver and wood paperweights from Tiffany and Company in the wake of the Cuban Missile Crisis in 1962. The weights depict the calendar month of ...