Nation: NINE MILES FROM THE GOAL

MAN has peered into the nucleus of a cell and unlocked its secrets, probed deep within his own psyche to dissect its motives, even learned to uproot a heart and replant it in the body of another. He has done much with his own world, good and bad, but he has not learned to conquer it—or himself. Yet it is in his nature, even while he struggles with the challenges of new frontiers, to keep on creating ever newer ones. Last week the latest frontier in man's long journey through history moved more than...

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