A sunken crown jewel hidden in The Bahamas since 1656—the shipwrecked remains of the Spanish galleon Nuestra Señora de las Maravillas (Our Lady of Wonders)—goes on display this week for the first time. The huge ship was part of a fleet headed back to Spain from Cuba, loaded with royal and private consignments. Also onboard […]
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When Paul McCartney wrote âGet Back,â he never would have predicted how useful or relevant the song would become for music therapists. The songâs refrainââGet back to where you once belongedââmight as well be a therapist encouraging a dementia patient to recall a distant memory. In new research,Â Psyche Loui, an associate professor of music, is […]
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The summer has been marked by intense storms and record heat. (Getty Images/Greg Cruthis) As you’ve no doubt noticed, our state, nation and planet are experiencing yet another summer of record heat and intense storms. As scientists have been explaining…
Our prevalent maps are elegant, highly detailed, and generally sufficient to forestall vertigo among the more privileged, but the dragons of the unknown world are no longer just decorous motifs in the margin. In fact, they increasingly suggest that it…
Ginsberg is also focused on plants, though in a very different way. Her contribution is “Pollinator Pathmaker,” an 820-foot-long flower bed that was planted not to please humans, but to benefit pollinators — bees and insects, many of them in…
A D-Day Pilot Celebrated Turning 102 Attributing Longevity to “Art, Music, Good Food and the Finest Wine
A D-Day pilot celebrated turning 102, and attributes his longevity partly to a love of fine wine, among other pleasures. Harry Gamper, who turned 102 on July 20th, missed his 100th birthday party due to lockdown, but made sure he had double the fun this year. War hero and father of two, Harry served as […]
There’s a deep satisfaction that arises from tending a garden, so deep that it can enliven even those who don’t need to be, and even those who don’t know how, a new study shows. A pilot, randomized-controlled trial of indoor group-based gardening courses were compared with art classes as way to see if the moods […]
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Elbow Grease and the World’s First Boat Elevator Transformed Scottish Canals Into Green Veins of Joy
After more than a century of disuse, Scotland’s old coal barge canals have been transformed into peaceful, green arteries of recreation and birdlife. Part of a repurposing of commercial canals across Europe, Scotland’s are now a major tourist attraction, linking lovely destinations with a mosaic of art installations, natural beauty, and small towns with the […]
PORT LLIGAT, España — Moisès Tibau se subió a su pequeño bote de madera al amanecer, partiendo de un escarpado afloramiento frente a la casa donde Salvador Dalí compuso algunas de sus pinturas surrealistas más famosas. Tibau, uno de los…