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January/February 2016

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Unearthing the World of Jesus

Surprising archaeological finds are breaking new ground in our understanding of Jesus’s time—and the revolution he launched 2,000 years ago

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Bombs Away

More than 70 years after being dropped in Europe, the ordnance is still inflicting harm and mayhem

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Waste Land

Dutch wildlife photographer Jasper Doest followed the path of the white stork's migration route, forever altered by human activity

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The Awakening

The discovery in a remote part of Indonesia has scholars rethinking the origins of art—and of humanity

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Lone Star

Photographer Dan Winters shows us the modern-day life of an unheralded World War II veteran

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Love, Frida

Sealed with a kiss, the 1940 note reflects the "earthly human love" between Kahlo and fellow artist Diego Rivera

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Autism in Early America

A surprising new historical analysis suggests that a pioneering doctor was examining people with autism before the Civil War

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Phenomena

An Echoing “Silence”

The Simon and Garfunkel song catapulted the duo to stardom

Phenomena

Reef Madness

Artist Courtney Mattison's spiral-shaped piece explores the uncertain future for coral reefs

Phenomena

Sticking Points

Long though to boost bug stickiness, the fluid may instead help insects mold to contours and make quick exits

Phenomena

Into the Wild

The famed actor and director celebrates the great outdoors of the United States in a new documentary

Phenomena

Letter from a New York Jail

The story of "Rob Reed" is finally published, 150 years after his release

The Dreyfuss Affairs

The versatile actor opens up about playing the banker in a new television miniseries and his close encounters with sharks and space aliens

Rocking the House

Much like streaming music services today are reshaping our relationship with music, Edison's invention redefined the entire industry

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