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Birutè Mary Galdikas has devoted her life to saving the great ape. But the animal now faces its greatest threat yet.
By Bill Brubaker
Searching for Buddha
An Afghan archaeologist insists a third giant statue lies near the cliffs where the Bamiyan Buddhas once stood.
By Joshua Hammer
Dinosaurs’ Living Decendants
Extraordinary fossils found in China show once and for all that birds evolved from dinosaurs.
By Richard Stone
Seventy-five years later, the writer discovered an astonishing secret about his grandfather’s yuletide generosity during the Great Depression.
By Ted Gup
A photographer chronicles the construction of the Hoover Dam’s breathtaking new bypass.
By T.A. Frail
Under the Spell of San Miguel de Allende
Ever since American Stirling Dickinson arrived there in 1937, the Mexican town has been a magnet for the artists and U.S. expatriates.
By Jonathan Kandell
Bad weather is on the horizon in artist Alexis Rockman’s eerie yet riveting paintings.
By Cathleen McGuigan
Presence of Mind
Rehabilitating Cleopatra: The Egyptian queen was more than just a seductress.
By Stacy Schiff
The Last Page
Daughter Knows Best