February 2020 Issue

America’s last slave ship stole them from home. It couldn’t steal their identities.
America’s last slave ship stole them from home. It couldn’t steal their identities.
Two visions collide amid push to restore Montana plains
Two visions collide amid push to restore Montana plains
The idea of beauty is always shifting. Today, it’s more inclusive than ever.
The idea of beauty is always shifting. Today, it’s more inclusive than ever.
Meet Flamingo Bob, the poster bird for conservation
Meet Flamingo Bob, the poster bird for conservation
This Vietnamese national park is a spice lover’s dream
This Vietnamese national park is a spice lover’s dream

From the editor

Why we’re examining modern beauty—and how it matters for women

Women have long been judged on their looks in ways that men have not. Now ‘we are moving toward a culture of big-tent beauty,’ says writer Robin Givhan.

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The unappreciated legacy of African-American inventors
The unappreciated legacy of African-American inventors
Insights on mighty ‘water bears,’ hardy seeds, and a new sensory organ
Insights on mighty ‘water bears,’ hardy seeds, and a new sensory organ
See how a plague of locusts forms—and blazes its path of destruction
See how a plague of locusts forms—and blazes its path of destruction
Travel
5 spectacular places to celebrate Carnival
5 spectacular places to celebrate Carnival
A skeptic tries ‘forest bathing’
A skeptic tries ‘forest bathing’
Explore tarot’s centuries-old history in Milan
Explore tarot’s centuries-old history in Milan

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