Spotlight Archive

Immigrants land in Greece.

PHOTOGRAPH BY MYRTO PAPADOPOULOS.

Who Belongs?

With today’s polarized politics, people may not agree on the terminology – immigrants? refugees? invaders? – but there’s little doubt that migration is reshaping the world.

PHOTOGRAPHY BY ADA SIN

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Conservation

One million plant and animal species are at risk of extinction. For the sake of future generations, how can we conserve Earth’s biodiversity?

earth rising

A few decades ago, reaching the Moon must have seemed like an impossible dream. Today, we’re setting our sights on Mars and the tantalizing notion of habitable planets beyond our solar system.

A Picture of Health

ILLUSTRATION BY JOHN DEVOLLE

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Frontiers of Medicine

A Picture of Health

From revolutionary gene-editing techniques to heart valves for kids made from synthetic materials that can last a lifetime, rapidly evolving technologies are leading us into a new era of medical science.