Sep 06

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Touring the Tamar Gas Platform

Israel’s recent discovery of huge offshore natural gas reserves could mean a profound transformation for the nation’s economy and for the region's political stability. A small Texas company named Noble Energy took on the challenge of getting the gas to…

In 2013 Superman marks his 75th anniversary. Over the decades the hero has leaped from comic books to movies, TV shows, radio, video games and merchandise. But Superman's main goal of protecting truth, justice and the American way remains the…

In his book "The Art of Controversy: Political Cartoons and Their Enduring Power," journalist Victor Navasky writes about caricature's ability to disturb dictators, humble presidents and inflame readers. We present 13 of the most impactful cartoons featured in the book.

Aug 05

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With an estimated 5,500 species in the Yasuni National Park, Ecuador has some of the largest biodiversity in the world. But Yasuni is also home to nearly 850 million barrels of crude oil, which Ecuador may choose to leave untapped…

While the 19th century vision of America was as untrammeled wilderness -- overwhelming, majestic and sublime -- a new exhibit at the Smithsonian American Art Museum shows a grittier 20th century America, altered by its inhabitants. "Landscapes in Passing" features…

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