The Greek goddess Athena was honored when the Parthenon was built in her name in the 5th century BC. This entry in the Nova series examines how the structure was built and how it has been restored, and also looks at the turbulent events that have surrounded the great building.
One of the most daring resistance operations of World War
II was the 1944 sinking of the Norwegian ferry Hydro, with its cargo of "heavy water" destined for the Nazi's secret atomic bomb project. If the Germans had obtained ...
From the huskies of the frozen north to the basenjis
of the Congo River basin and the golden retrievers in America's backyards, dogs have carved a niche for themselves in every human society. How did this unique relationship develop? ...
Metropolitan Los Angeles is sitting on ground zero. Slicing under
the highrises of downtown is a network of potentially deadly faults which could trigger the nation's most devastating natural disaster. On January 17, 1994 a previously Unk fault convulsed ...