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A World Without Mosquitoes

New gene-editing technology gives scientists the ability to wipe out the carriers of malaria and the Zika virus. But should they use it?

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Blood in the Clouds

Even amid the carnage of the war, the battle in the Dolomites was like nothing the world had ever seen—or has seen since

Stokely Carmichael National Portrait Gallery

Power Player

The artwork, by famed artist Jacob Lawrence, captured the turning point in the Civil Rights Movement

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Passage to the Gods

The chance discovery beneath a nearly 2,000-year-old pyramid leads to the heart of a lost civilization

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Wildlife Warriors

In central Africa, a former Israeli military trainer and his team are deploying battle-tested tactics to stop the runaway slaughter of elephants

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Phenomena

Love at First Sight

The beauty of the national park became clear long before Ansel Adams

Phenomena

Off the Deep End

Is it crazy to think that people are at their most natural in the water?

Phenomena

Extreme Paleo

A new theory links their fate to a meat-heavy regimen

Wild Irish Sage

With weeds, critters and Celtic symbols, Mary Reynolds is transforming what it means to garden

Phenomena

Hacking the Amazon

Can a pioneering computer model save the rainforest's residents from our best intentions?

Art of the Impossible

The renowned artist dazzles the world again, this time using a lake in northern Italy as his canvas

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