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Searching for the solar system’s origins at the end of the earth
A multiple-exposure photograph (detail) taken every hour from 1:30 pm on December 8, 1965, to 10:10 am on December 9, 1965, showing the sun in its orbit above the South Pole, Amundsen–Scott South Pole Station © Georg Gerster/Panos Pictures

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Estimated number of times in the Fall of 1990 that George Bush told a joke about his dog asking for a wine list with her Alpo:

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French researchers reported that 52 percent of young women exposed to Francis Cabrel’s ballad “Je l’aime à mourir” gave their phone numbers to an average-looking young man who hit on them, whereas only 28 percent of those exposed to Vincent Delerm’s “L’heure du thé” did so.

Migrant children were teargassed; carbon dioxide levels have reached three to five million year high; missionary killed by remote tribe

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Weekly Review — December 18, 2018, 9:00 am

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Michael Cohen sentenced to three years in prison; Mitch McConnell announced a Senate vote on long-delayed bill to decrease the prison population

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Untitled (After Bosch), a painting by Cecily Brown, whose work is on view this week in the exhibition Where, When, How Often and with Whom, at Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, in Humlebæk, Denmark.

Credit: © Cecily Brown. Courtesy the artist

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Inside the January Issue

Fred Turner explains how the internet subverts democracy; Michel Houellebecq admires Donald Trump; Barry Lopez reports from Antartica

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John Cleese and Iain McGilchrist

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Who are those Damned Yellow French?

“Who, save for the little barons of Wall Street, believes in the progressive virtues of capitalism?”

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John Kelly resigned; “ballot harvesting” uncovered in North Carolina; a robot ran over bear repellent at an Amazon warehouse

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