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Table Of Contents: February 2017

Our 9,000-Year Love Affair With Booze

Alcohol isn’t just a mind-altering drink: It has been a prime mover of human culture from the beginning, fueling the development of arts, language, and religion.

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Why It's Important to Save Our Seas' Last Pristine Places
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Snorkeling With the President
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South America's Amazonia Blurs the Present and the Past
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The Citrus Family Tree
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