The first dig in 44 years inside the stone circle changed our view of why—and even when—the monument was built
In Colorado, the gene linked to a virulent form of breast cancer found mainly in Jewish women is discovered in Hispanic Catholics
Scholars trace the nation's antagonism to its history of domination by foreign powers
Frank Buckles lied about his age to serve in World War I
The Baroque master animated 17th-century Rome with his astonishing sculpture and architecture
For the first time there's no fishing for chinook salmon on the California coast. The search is on for why the prize catch is so scarce.
Gerald Mack lived the life—and photographer Sam Abell went along for the ride
Passions run high in an Australian town: Should the endangered birds be feared—or fed?
Celebrated poet Mark Doty succumbs to Houston's humid charms
Kennedy advisor Ted Sorensen found that of all the U.S. presidents, Lincoln had the best speechwriter—himself
Stonehenge's purpose and a noble fish's demise
Readers respond to the August Issue
Great white sharks, endangered frogs and more
Momentous or Merely Memorable
At the Smithsonian American Art Museum, tech-savvy players gather clues in the alternate reality game "Ghosts of a Chance"
Before TV came on the scene, presidential candidates relied on campaign songs for negative advertising
For politicians, it’s the same olde, same olde story