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Learning to Love a Towering Technology (Aeon)
by Stephen Case
When windmills were a new technology, they appeared weird and even satanic to many observers. Their integration into the lives of communities turned them into a symbol of the idyllic countryside. What would it take for wind turbines to make a similar transformation?

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The Global Scope of Arabic (Public Books)
by Henry Clements
Like Latin in an earlier era, Arabic united huge swaths of the world’s religious and economic life. Unlike Latin, it was, and is, often a language of anti-colonial resistance.

For the Love of Movement (Nursing Clio)
by Ava Purkiss
For Black American women in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, exercise was not just a matter of health. It was a path to the enjoyment of nature, camaraderie and sexuality, and pure physical joy.

Healing the Ozone Layer (Nautilus)
by Susan Solomon
Addressing the human-caused hole in the ozone layer required overturning conventional wisdom among scientists, engaging the public to take action, and transforming industries’ policies. How did it all happen?

How to Watch a Nuclear Explosion (The Guardian)
by Tory Shepherd
About every eighty years, a white dwarf star 3,000 light-years from us explodes so spectacularly that we can easily see it in the sky. That view may be coming to us sometime soon.

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