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An Inverse series on the hidden histories of inspiring destinations for the world traveler.

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The ancient people who built Stonehenge “wanted it to last a long while.”

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Why "a really exciting story is unfolding right now” in Tibet

Why travelers who love ancient human history should visit the “roof of the world.”

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A 96 million-year-old fossil is the best reason to visit Texas for science geeks

A single fossil casts fresh light on the Lone Star State.

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Ancient Humans
Caveman Chic

Look: Ancient tools reveal how early humans made clothes

That fur cape is so last season.

Ancient Oasis

Look: Early humans passed through this part of the world over 400,000 years

Our ancient ancestors took advantage of a fluctuating climate to get to Asia and Europe.

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Stonehenge: Travelers who love ancient legends should visit this enigmatic site

For centuries still, the rocks have held onto these secrets — but now a pioneering study reveals the answer to at least one of these mysteries: How Stonehenge has managed to stand the test of time.

magnetic history

Neolithic stone reveals ancient magnetism secret

This isn’t your Mom’s fridge magnet.

Worldview

Why "a really exciting story is unfolding right now” in Tibet

Why travelers who love ancient human history should visit the “roof of the world.”

Way back when

DNA study reveals fresh ties between humans and an enigmatic ancient people

“I think what we have been calling Denisovans has been overly simplistic.”

Science

5 surprisingly altruistic reasons ancient humans and dogs came together

Problem solved

Ancient proto-math found in Babylonian tablet

Ancient Babylonians may have outdone Pythagoras.

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Ancient humans: Neanderthal cave discovery reveals a surprisingly modern connection

Plus: Pollinator politics take center stage.

impressionism

Look: Modern technology reveals art was central to Neanderthal life

A style of painting synonymous with Jackson Pollock today has incredibly ancient roots.

Science

The real Paleo diet: Scientists debunk ancient food myths

“Archaeology is just like everything else. Women tend to get kind of left on the sidelines.”

Bloody Biology

Neanderthal blood study hints at one possible reason they went extinct

A landmark analysis reveals what we can learn from blood.

don't call it a comeback

After 10,000 years of extinction, this is when woolly mammoths will walk the Earth again

A new biotechnology company, Colossal, wants to bring back the mammoth in just six years. But moving this quickly could have more consequences than benefits.

Feature

Spielberg’s raptor

How Jurassic Park led to (and then ruined) the director’s chance to have a dinosaur named after him.

Caveman Chic

Look: Ancient tools reveal how early humans made clothes

That fur cape is so last season.

Culture

4 reasons ordinary people become spies

Susceptibility to four factors shows whether a target can be exploited.

Codex

Christopher Nolan’s atomic bomb movie release date, trailer, cast, and plot for the J. Robert Oppenheimer drama

The Tenet filmmaker is beginning work on his next project.

This week in science

Perseverance collects core sample and more: Understand the world in 8 images

Culture

The secret to modern happiness could come from an unlikely ancient source

We may need to look back.

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Ancient Oasis

Look: Early humans passed through this part of the world over 400,000 years

Our ancient ancestors took advantage of a fluctuating climate to get to Asia and Europe.

Inazuma

Genshin Impact Kagemusha leak reveals major Raiden Shogun spoilers

What is “影武者”?

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Voynich manuscript: Why this 400-year-old text has left academia puzzled

The meaning of the cryptic text has eluded scholars for centuries. Their latest efforts include computational analyses seeking new insights into the medieval enigma.

Worldview

Stonehenge: Travelers who love ancient legends should visit this enigmatic site

For centuries still, the rocks have held onto these secrets — but now a pioneering study reveals the answer to at least one of these mysteries: How Stonehenge has managed to stand the test of time.