Articles by Helen Starkweather

Now ancient Famagusta, tucked into a modern city of 35,000 people, is largely forgotten, except, perhaps, as the setting for Shakespeare's Othello.

Endangered Site: Famagusta Walled City, Cyprus

Once located in the midst of high-volume shipping lanes, a forgotten city with multiple European influences could be lost forever without an intervention

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Saving the Cheetah

National Zoo scientist Adrienne Crosier discusses how scientists are using artificialinsemination to rescue the species

One of the "seven wonders" of the ancient world, Ephesus was almost four times larger than the Parthenon in Athens.

Exploring Ancient Ephesus

Ruled over the centuries by Greek, Persian, Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman empires, there is much to see of the city’s former splendor

For his new book, Old Masters and Young Geniuses: The Two Life Cycles of Artistic Creativity, economist David Galenson conducted a study of artistic greatness.

Interview: David Galenson

Pondering the nature of artistic genius, a social scientist finds that creativity has a bottom line

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God Save the... Ravens

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Treasure Trove

Our first ever photo contest yields a rich and various bounty

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Rainbow Coalition

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Photo Tips and Tricks

Put a ghost in your ghost town photographs...and other easy tips to create cool pictures

National Portrait Gallery

Destination: Smithsonian

Taking a short "Smithsonian Journey" through the museum's amazing collection

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