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Resurrecting the Czar
In Russia, the recent discovery of the remains of the two missing Romanov children has pitted science against the church.
By Joshua Hammer
A long-term study in Namibia points up bull elephants’ surprisingly rich relationships.
By Caitlin O’Connell-Rodwell
The Tell-Tale Murder
The mysterious death of a wealthy slave trader in Salem, Mass., riveted the nation in the 1830’s—and figures of in now-classic works of American fiction.
A stellar roster of African-American singers, dancers, and comedians got their start at the Apollo Theater, celebrating its 75-year history.
By Lucinda Moore
Looking for Ghosts
To study one of the universe’s most elusive particles, physicists have built detectors in gold and mines, mountain tunnels, even Antarctic ice.
By Ann Finkbeiner
How Little Bighorn Was Won
A new book offers a vivid, minute-by-minute account of the 1876 battle from the victors’ perspective.
By Thomas Powers
The Last Page
Fluent in 60 Seconds