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Dig, Drink and Be Marry
By analyzing ancient pottery, an archaeologist is resurrecting the libations that fueuled civilization.
By Abigail Tucker
The winning images in our 8th annual photo contest illuminate the beauty of the ordinary.
By Jesse Rhodes
The End of Illusions
Both the North and the South expected victory to be not only glorious but quick. The first major battle, Bull Run, would bury such thinking.
By Ernest B. Furguson
Crisis in the Caves
Researchers race to halt a disease that could wipe out bats, animals that get little respect though they help people in a big way.
By Michelle Nijhuis
Illustrations created to protect 19th-century fruit growers did the spadework for intellectual property rights.
By Daniel J. Kevles
A Whale to Watch
New technology has made possible an unlikely movie about an even unlikelier hero--a wild orca.
By Michael Parfit
It's surprisingly complex.
By Lisa Stiffler
Presence of Mind
Was Thomas Drake a patriotic whistleblower or a threat to national security.
By David Wise
The Last Page
On the Money.
By Jim Courter