Chasing Zero

Chasing Zero

Just east of downtown Abu Dhabi, traditional Arab urban principles are informing high-tech construction in Masdar City, one of the world’s most complex experiments in urban sustainability.
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The White Olives of Malta

The White Olives of Malta

In the Middle Ages, bajda olives—from the Arabic for “white”—were prized on this Mediterranean archipelago, but by the late 20th century they were nearly gone. It took a retired expert in gems and jewels to revive the olives knights once called “Maltese pearls.”
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Why Reinvent the Wheel?

Why Reinvent the Wheel?

The wheel may be an all-around symbol of human progress, but how did such a simple invention cause so much controversy?
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eL Seed's New Scripts

eL Seed's New Scripts

Fluid, colorful and often covering buildings, eL Seed’s public installations of “calligrafitti” have won eyes and hearts in 14 countries. Now he’s embracing sculpture and fashion, but when asked what’s the most important thing about his art, he replies, “Meeting people.”
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FirstLook: Cairo Cat

FirstLook: Cairo Cat

Since Pharaonic times, thousands of cats have appeared in Egyptian iconography and literature. Today Cairo, they pad and paw their way everywhere, even staring dow the camer of photographer Lorraine Chittock.  
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