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October 2018

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Zooming In on Petra

How digital archaeologists are using drones and cutting-edge cameras to recreate the spectacular 2,000-year-old ruins in Jordan

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Flight of the Hunter

These birds, once a feature of the far north as reliable as ice, are becoming less and less common

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The End of the Line

A hundred years after the “war to end all wars” ended, a journey to the front lines of World War I reveals the poignant battles and their tragic legacies

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Flying Colors

Johanna Basford, whose fanciful, hand-drawn illustrations launched a worldwide craze, is back with flying colors

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Prepare for Departure

Wave goodbye to the beloved jet that took us to new heights

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Some Like It Haute

Photographer Cathleen Naundorf mined Chanel's archives for a majestic new book

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The Afterlife of Beetlejuice

The "Ghost with the Most" has been haunting movie watches—and one small Vermont town—for 30 years

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A Hell of a Place

A new book imagines how the underworld may appear with these illustrations

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Read This Story and Earn Your Merit Badge in U.S. Cultural History

Over the years, scouting has encouraged boys and girls to be prepared for the world around them

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Who Put America First?

A new book from historian Sarah Churchwell examines the etymologies of two ubiquitous phrases

What to Wear to the Moon

As a new biopic blasts off, the protective suit worn by the 'First Man' on the moon is readied for its star turn

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