Adrienne LaFrance

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How the Bicycle Paved the Way for Women's Rights

The technology craze of the 1890s meant fashion freedom and transportation independence.

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Why Do We Love Manhattanhenge So Much?

Where nature meets the grid, we find an ancient way of connecting with the cosmos. 

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An Acid-Spewing ATM That Protects Itself From Thieves

How scientists turned a beetle's unusual defense mechanism into technology.

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The Site of a 1950s Plane Crash Just Became a National Landmark

But the Park Service won't tell you how to get there.

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What Happened to Skywriting?

How skywriting rose and fell, and why its instagrammability may lead to a resurgence.