Mysterious ring-shaped structures fashioned about 176,000 years ago by Neanderthals using broken stalagmites deep inside a cave in southwestern France indicate that our closest extinct relatives were more adept than previously known.
Jansen’s Strandbeests—“beach animals,” in Dutch—are essentially accumulations of stiff plastic tubes, but, animated by the wind, they assume a shiver-inducing air of autonomy. “The Strandbeests themselves have let me make them,” Jansen says. Credit Photograph by Lena Herzog
As tributes poured in after the death of Prince last month, a member of the Minnesota Lynx women’s basketball team spoke on US television about her visit to the musician’s Paisley Park studios. She recalled how the players, driven out by limo at his
Fifty years ago, when Claire Wilson was eighteen, she was critically wounded during the 1966 University of Texas Tower shooting—the first massacre of its kind. How does the path of a bullet change a life?