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9/11: 10 Years Later

The attacks on September 11, 2001, profoundly influenced the direction of science and technology. What's been learned from those events, and how they have shaped our lives since

  • September 6, 2011

How Accurate Are Memories of 9/11?

Recollections of the circumstances of how we first heard of the 2001 terrorist attacks may feel extraordinarily vivid and true, but they are flawed

September 6, 2011 — Ingfei Chen

Did the U.S. Overreact to the 9/11 Attacks? Undoubtedly

A decade ago I was wrestling a paragraph in my home office when my wife called out from another room, alarm in her voice. The music station she was listening to had interrupted a song to announce that a plane had flown into the World Trade Center.

September 7, 2011 — John Horgan

Forgetting About 9/11

The World Trade Center, 1995. Courtesy of Aaron Logan via Wikimedia Commons. A decade ago, we lived in an apartment tower in Jersey City overlooking the Hudson River.

September 1, 2011 — Ingrid Wickelgren

How the Brain Remembers 9/11

When the first plane hit, I was literally shaken out of the shower. What was that? I remember the precise look on my roommate's face when I walked into the living room of the tiny tenement-style apartment we shared on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, about a mile from the World Trade Center: a mix of bewilderment, disbelief, and only a touch of the sarcastic smirk he typically wore.

August 17, 2011 — Greg Boustead

Special Edition: Mysteries of the Mind