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What is in the news has roots in culture, history, economics, and politics. Here we provide the back story for issues we see in the news.

NASA's orbiter, above Mars, provides images of Schiaparelli's 19 Oct 2016 crash site even as NASA's rovers (Spirit, Opportunity and Curiosity) explore...

November 5 is "Guy Fawkes Day" because, in 1605, a plot to kill the King was thwarted when Fawkes was found with 36 barrels of gunpowder under the Hou...

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