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Furloughed Federal Employees Could Fill These Places

An Americana tour of the towns you could replace with shutdown-rendered stay-at-home government workers.
Daniel Stuckey
10.14.13
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Where Is the Center of Each United State?

"Meet me in the middle."
Daniel Stuckey
9.24.13
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How Old Is the Average Country?

America really isn't that young.
Daniel Stuckey
7.4.13
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Is This How We Equalize the United States?

Is this map of 50 new, equally populated states the solution for political gerrymandering?
Daniel Stuckey
2.16.13
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According to Google, the Heart of America is in Independence, Kansas

Ever ask Google for directions to America? Then you know that the search giant considers a small Kansas town on the border of Oklahoma to be the heart of the United States.
Brian Merchant
11.30.12
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Hiking Up a Big Pile of Nuclear Waste in Weldon Springs, Missouri

Between 1940 and 1941, the US Army purchased 17,323 acres of land just outside of St. Louis, MO. On those acres happened to sit three towns, Hamburg, Howell, and Toonerville, all of which were evacuated over the course of a year. 700 people. The area...
Michael Byrne
10.4.12
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To Protect Drones, Obama Blocked a Chinese Company From Buying a Windfarm

Adam Clark Estes
10.2.12
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Scientists Have a Plan To Power 95% Of the World With Renewable Energy

Renewable energy is the future, sure—but how much of the future could it possibly be? And how soon will that future, the one lined with towering wind turbines and studded with silicon solar arrays, arrive?
Brian Merchant
9.12.12