Purna Ahuja

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Thin Ink Illustrations by Alfred Basha

Illustrator Alfred Basha sparkled with his thin illustrations illustrations representing animals. He is behind new creations imagined with thin black …

Historical documents reveal Arctic sea ice is disappearing at record speed

Summer Arctic sea ice is at its lowest since records began over 125 years ago<p>Scientists have pieced together historical records to reconstruct Arctic sea ice extent over the past 125 years. The results are shown in the figure below. The red line, showing the extent at the end of the summer melt …

Global Warming

The secret libraries of history

After news emerged about an underground reading room in Damascus, Fiona Macdonald discovers the places where writing has been hidden for centuries.<p>Beneath the streets of a suburb of Damascus, rows of shelves hold books that have been rescued from bombed-out buildings. Over the past four years, …


The 2016 Rio Olympic Games Draw to a Close: Pictures