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Stonehenge As You’ve Never Seen It
LESSONS AND LEVITY • Documenting the experiences of girls memorizing the Quran, a photographer celebrates their journey and revisits her youth.
THE BACKSTORY • INS PIRED BY HER OWN YOUTH, A PHOTOGRAPHER REVEALS THE MANY SIDES OF A GIRLHOOD FRAMED BY THE QURAN.
The Immortal Marks of Stars • ON GLASS PLATES OF STARSCAPES, WOMEN ASTRONOMY PIONEERS INKED INSIGHTS AND ANALYSES. MANY WERE ERASED. A FEW BECAME ART.
Trailblazers of astronomy
GANGING UP TO EAT
Nature’s tastemaker • DISPATCHES FROM THE FRONT LINES OF SCIENCE AND INNOVATION
LUNAR TRASH LANDING • A BUS - SIZE HUNK OF SPACE JUNK HIT OUR MOON. PINP OINTING THE LOCATION IS NO SMALL FEAT.
Shells suffer from liberal harvesting
SUPERPOWER • Nuclear fusion could provide plentiful energy without inflaming climate change. A giant experiment promises to test the idea as never before.
Messages on the Mountains • In and around the AlUla Valley loom grand sandstone cliff s. Many of them now display depictions of human figures or animals known as petroglyphs, a term derived from the Greek words petra, meaning “rock”, and glypho, meaning “to carve”.
PLANET POSSIBLE • Planning to go camping? Green tips and tools help you leave the outdoors as great as you found it.
Borscht Belt Revisited • BLISSFUL SUMMERS IN THE CATSKILLS OF NEW YORK BECAME THE STUFF OF LEGEND IN MANY JEWISH FAMILIES. IS A REVIVAL IN THE WORKS?
BRITAIN’S STONE AGE BUILDING BOOM • IT’S NOT JUST STONEHENGE: NEW DISCOVERIES REVEAL AN ERA WHEN AWE-INSPIRING MONUMENTS WERE ALL THE RAGE.
HOW MEGALITHS • ANCIENT BRITONS ARMED WITH STONE, ROPE, AND TIMBER
FIVE GIANTS • These colossal monument sites of southern Britain transformed over time with dynamic bursts of collective and creative activity. Construction was especially active during a Neolithic building boom that peaked around 2500 B.C.
MARKED THE LAND • BANDED TOGETHER TO BUILD UNPRECEDENTED BEHEMOTHS.
UNDER THE BIG TOP • HORSESHOE CRABS HAVE LIVED ON THE OCEAN FLOOR FOR 450 MILLION YEARS. NOW THEY PLAY A KEY ROLE IN MEDICINE—BUT IT COMES AT A COST.
INDIA’S ENERGY CHALLENGE • CAN THE NATION MEET THE DEMANDS OF ABOOMING MIDDLE CLASS WHILE CURBING CARBON EMISSIONS? THE PLANET’S FUTURE MIGHT DEPEND ON THE ANSWER.
TOP EMITTERS • Greenhouse gas emissions have climbed as countries, many without strong carbon-curbing regulations, have grown wealthier. China and India have low per capita emissions compared with such high-consuming nations as the United States. But they’re home to a combined one-third of the world’s population, elevating both into the list of top polluters.
INDIA POWERS UP • How the nation will supply energy to its quickly growing and urbanizing population has profound implications for the effort to slow climate change. India is projected to account for a quarter of the growth in global energy demand by 2040. A pivot from Earth-heating fossil fuels toward renewable energy, such as solar and wind, would make India a leader in sustainability.
DIVERGING PATHS • If India makes no changes to its energy use, under a business-as-usual model, the International Energy Agency projects that emissions from coal, oil, natural gas, and biomass will continue to climb steadily. Alternately, if it fulfills current governmental proposals to improve efficiency and invest in renewable energy and sustainable biofuels, India will be on track for net-zero emissions by the mid-2060s.
WHERE THE MYTH LIVES • In Big Bend National...