A flock of picturesque suffolk sheep graze in the verdant pastures, and a bit farther down the long, empty road, a herd of Red Angus cattle stands lazily in the hot sun. Miles of split-​rail fencing continues once you turn onto a drive that meanders uphill. Here there are horses, as if placed…

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  • Sub Heading A fabulous hilltop estate in Ligonier
In the early 20th century, weary men from Mount Washington finished their factory shifts on the banks of Pittsburgh’s three rivers and ascended the sharp cliff to Grandview Avenue on several inclines, disappearing above the cacophony and grime.

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Twelve thousand years ago, a Native American hunter left a flint spear point at a campsite beneath an overhanging rock along Cross Creek, a tributary of the Ohio River some 29 miles southwest of Pittsburgh. The three-​inch by one-​inch point was a re-​sharpened remnant of a larger spear or arrow head. But the…

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  • Sub Heading Archeological finds at Meadowcroft Rockshelter turned back the clock on humankind’s first migration to the new world
He grew up in Manhattan; she, in Patna, India. Both were taken with the way physics accounts for the world around them. After completing undergraduate studies at Harvard and the Indian Technology Institute, respectively, they met as first-​year physics doctoral students at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Upon arrival she found herself…

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  • Sub Heading A husband and wife develop a different sort of knowledge for the next generation of computing
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