Spurred by rising global demand for the metal, miners are destroying invaluable rainforest in Peru's Amazon basin
Foreign tourists and local preservationists are bringing stretches of the storied roadway back to life
Breeders from 19 countries put their creations to the test at the 20th World Orchid Conference in Singapore
Two centuries after his birth, the novelist is still wildly popular, as a theme park, a new movie and countless festivals attest
Biographer Claire Tomalin's literary sleuthing revealed the untold story of the famed author's "invisible woman"
Two thousand years before Picasso, artists in Egypt painted some of the most arresting portraits in the history of art
Chronicling passions that change the world, for good and ill
Readers Respond to the December Issue
Was Leonardo da Vinci's famous anatomical chart actually a collaborative effort?
As part of her plan to prepare Americans for the next "big one," the seismologist tackles the dangerous phenomenon of denial
The designer of the National Museum of African American History and Culture talks about his vision for the new building
A chemist from the Textile Museum is perfecting a new technique for understanding the past
An American diplomat’s memento takes center stage after 125 years
The surprising benefits, to oneself and to society, of living alone
Recently reissued, William L. Shirer's seminal 1960 history of Nazi Germany is still important reading
NASA prepares its decommissioned space shuttles for delivery to the National Air and Space Museum