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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.

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

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Crouching Tiger, 1839, a drawing by Eugène Delacroix, whose work is on view this week at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, in New York City. 

Courtesy the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City. Gift from the Karen B. Cohen Collection of Eugène Delacroix, in honor of Sanford I. Weill, 2013

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Theresa May’s Brexit proposal was rejected; Trump suggested raking to prevent forest fires; Jair Bolsonaro insulted Cuban doctors working in Brazil

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On November 15, after this piece had gone to print, the New York Police Department announced that Deputy Chief Michael Osgood would be removed from the Special Victims Division and sent to Staten Island to run the Patrol Division. Mary Haviland, the executive director of the New York City Alliance Against Sexual Assault, told the Daily News that the city was “losing a very innovative, creative leader around sexual assault.” “This is not the move you would make if stopping rape is a priority,” another infuriated victims advocate told me. “These men [NYPD brass] are sending the message loud and …

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