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Sifting Sacred Ground
Soil from Jerusalem’s Temple Mount is yielding artifacts of biblical proportion.
By Joshua Hammer
Something New Under the Sun
Scientists probe our nearest star to help predict its ravaging solar storms and then some.
By Robert Irion
Living on the Edge
The stark demilitarized zone between North and South Korea is prime habitat for a rare crane.
By Eric Wagner
The Painting in the Cellar
Sorting through old canvases in a storeroom, a Yale curator made a discovery that is causing quite a stir.
By Jamie Katz
The Lure of Capri
What is it about this tiny, sun-drenched island off that coast of Naples that has made it so irresistible for so long?
By Tony Perrottet
Nearly a century of discord between North and South finally exploded in April 1861 with the bombardment of Fort Sumter.
By Fergus M. Bordewich
The Last Page
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