How old are you, really? The answer is written on your face.

Published January 31, 202311 min readA picture is worth a thousand words. But when that picture…

The rise of vegan safaris

TravelA plant-based lifestyle is about more than just diet. Can African safaris meet the challenge?Published January…

These 3,000-year-old relics were torched and buried—but why?

History & CultureOut of Eden WalkBug-eyed sculptures. Huge masks of hammered gold. These artifacts in China…

How do you explain slavery to kids?

History & CultureFamilyIt’s important to tackle the topic in an age-appropriate way, experts say—and to make…

Origami is revolutionizing technology, from medicine to space

Published January 25, 202314 min readA cacophony of barking alerts me to the cardboard box delivered…

Clothing from 1600s shipwreck shows how the 1 percent lived

History & CultureFirst thought to belong to an English lady-in-waiting, the lavish silk clothing from a…

Can tourism help protect the iconic Mont-Saint-Michel?

Published January 23, 20238 min readIt was a route fraught with risk. To reach Mont-Saint-Michel, the…

Redheads aren’t going extinct. Here’s why.

ScienceBe it ginger, auburn, or strawberry blond, red hair is here to stay, say geneticists.Published January…

The extraordinary benefits of a house made of mud

Published January 19, 202330 min readOn a mid-May morning in the village of Koumi, Burkina Faso,…

Wildlife on the move: from trafficking to rescue and rewilding

Big cats around the world face multiple threats including declining populations, illegal trafficking and inhumane captivity.…