Spider Silk Weaves Web of Intrigue in Middle East Debut

Spider Silk Weaves Web of Intrigue in Middle East Debut

Creators Simon Peers and Nicholas Godley present three exquisite textiles and a cape made from the silk of golden orb-weavers found in Madagascar.

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The Promises and Challenges of AI for Arabic

The Promises and Challenges of AI for Arabic

While artificial intelligence tools can enhance efficiency, customer engagement and communications, many specialists find AI lacking when they need to converse in languages with multiple dialects, such as Arabic. With public and private sectors alike requiring Arabic, efforts are underway to advance AI’s accessibility and application.
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Reflections of Knowledge

Reflections of Knowledge

Part 3 of our series celebrating AramcoWorld’s 75th anniversary highlights the magazine’s emphasis on experts and institutions that push the boundaries of present-day knowledge while paying homage to historical figures and writings that paved their way.

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Lives in Clay: A Conversation with R. Neil Hewison

Lives in Clay: A Conversation with R. Neil Hewison

He never planned on Egypt. Having learned Swahili while studying linguistics at York University, in his hometown of York, United Kingdom, R. Neil Hewison expected his first assignment with the international charity organization Voluntary Service Overseas would be in East Africa.
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Flavors: Date, Orange and Olive Oil Cake

Flavors: Date, Orange and Olive Oil Cake

On one of famed chef Shane Delia's many trips to Morocco, some Bedouin men showed him how warming dates in olive oil before placing them in a tangine brings out the flavor of the caramel in the date, leading Delia to this recipe.
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FirstLook:

FirstLook: "Arabs In America: Native Sons"

In 1975 AramcoWorld dedicated an entire issue to celebrating the lives of Arab Americans and their impact—from renowned heart surgeon Michael DeBakey to White House correspondent Helen Thomas to entertainer and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital founder Danny Thomas.

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A Monumental Legacy

A Monumental Legacy

The depiction of the Taj Mahal in the works of Indian and British artists in the 1800s helped bolster enthusiasm for the country’s rich culture, architecture and society. One such painting, “The Taj Mahal by moonlight,” stirred a bidding frenzy at a recent auction, and some experts argue that such paintings have helped change perceptions of India in the West.
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Tastes of Azerbaijan

Tastes of Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan has sat at a crossroads of Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Western Asia for centuries as a Silk Road hub and a gateway that empires routinely fought to control. That intersection also has manifested itself in the nation’s food—a complex and enticing stew of Turkic, Persian, Eastern European and other regional influences. This food diary explores the unique cuisines of each region.
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Deep Dive With Eric Hanauer

Deep Dive With Eric Hanauer

Underwater photographer and writer Eric Hanauer’s work for AramcoWorld exposed an entirely new audience to the rich marine life of the Red Sea. From his home in California, he reflects on his four-plus-decade career.
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