April 2016

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Angkor plateau

Invisible Kingdom

Deep in the jungles of southeast Asia, archaeologists have rediscovered the remains of an invisible kingdom that may have been the template for Angkor Wat

The Negro Motorist Green-Book

Driving While Black

Listing hotels, restaurants and other businesses open to African-Americans, the guide was invaluable for Jim-Crow era travelers

Giraffes Masai Mara

The Secret Lives of Animals

The stunning results when a photographer uses remote cameras to capture Africa's great beasts


Darwin's Favorite Fossils

Charles Darwin never visited the Yale museum, but you can, and see for yourself the specimens that he praised as the best evidence for his theory

Scopes Trial Festival Juror Performance

Welcome to Monkey Town

Each July, Dayton, Tennessee, celebrates its role in the famous court case with a re-enactment and festival

Dawn of the Dinosaur illustration

Dawn of the Dinosaur

Recent surprise discoveries at the national park have prompted a complete rethinking about the creatures of the Jurassic Era



Reader responses to our March issue


Zooting Up

Unraveling the jazzy life of a snazzy style


Plume Power

A new book spotlights the astonishing diversity of avian plumage


American Idol

Who is this cool cat, posing for an unusually casual photo for famed photographer Alexander Gardner?


Giant Step

What is the root of why our ancestors gained the power to walk on two feet and chimpanzees didn't?


If Music Be the Food of Questlove

In a new book, the bandleader and hip-hop star stirs up music and cooking


Catching a Wave

Scientists are sitting on top of the world after this monumental discovery and are eager to keep exploring the universe


Drawing Fire

With pen and brush, the talented journalist fights for justice in the Middle East, and closer to home

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