Tony Piergiovanni

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Colosseum in Rome, Italy

The emperor Vespasian (r AD 69–79) originally commissioned the amphitheatre in AD 72 in the grounds of Nero's vast Domus Aurea complex. But he never lived to see it finished and it was completed by his son and successor Titus (r 79–81) a year after his death. To mark its inauguration, Titus held …

Italy

Rose Bowl preview: Penn State, USC headed for classic clash

This is the “Redemption Bowl,” as both Penn State and USC rebounded from bad starts to finish with flurries. Few teams in America are hotter than …

Inspired by nature: the thrilling new science that could transform medicine

Jeffrey Karp is at the forefront of a new generation of scientists using nature’s blueprints to create breakthrough medical technologies. Can bioinspiration help to solve some of humanity’s most urgent problems?<p>In the summer of 2005, Jeffrey Karp, a bioengineer at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) …

York University

Phillies' Velasquez loses as trade talk swirls

ATLANTA - This is the time of year on the baseball calendar that generates ambition. Teams in contention covet the better players on lesser teams. …