The Syrian capital—built as a social network of streets and souks—was torn apart by the civil war. Yet slowly, the city is opening up once again.
For those that enjoy a good relationship, the bond between grandparent and grandchild can change the way that they experience the passage of time.
Some animals grow old, slowly deteriorating physically and mentally, whereas others can seemingly regenerate their bodies time and time again.
Members of the Ursidae family can approach humans visiting national parks. The matter of how to maintain natural balance—and distance—is complex.
The Kermode bear lives in a temperate rainforest on the Pacific coast of British Columbia and is a litmus test for the future of the entire ecosystem.
White is a reflection of all the colors of the rainbow. This is probably why it is so difficult to find it in a perfect, unblemished form.
From glass balls to ancient skulls, the transparent variety of the mineral quartz was for centuries believed to be imbued with mystical powers.
White Tara is a mother deity who represents love and compassion—and can grant believers health and longevity.
Nobel Prize laureates Esther Duflo and Abhijit V. Banarjee suggest that in order to address pressing world issues such as poverty, scholars must steer clear of generalization.
In 1947, a trio of Bedouin shepherds came across a remarkable find near the Qumrān ruins in Palestine—or so the sensational story goes.