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Andrew Lawler is a freelance writer who has written more than a thousand articles for a dozen different magazines on topics ranging from asteroids to zebrafish. During the past 25 years, he has covered politics in Washington, archaeology in the Near East, and research in laboratories from Boston to Beijing; interviewed poets and visionaries like Wired founder Kevin Kelly and Rumi translator Coleman Barks, elected officials such as Al Gore and Barbara Mikulski, and scientists like Harvard biologist E.O. Wilson and MIT Nobelist Sam Ting; and filed stories from more than two dozen countries including Afghanistan, Sudan, Turkmenistan, Syria, Japan, Egypt, Russia, Iraq, Iran, India, Lebanon, and Yemen. He is a contributing writer for Science Magazine, the world’s largest scientific weekly, and a contributing editor for Archaeology Magazine. He has written for National Geographic, Smithsonian, Discover, Columbia Journalism Review, The Sun, Orion, Astronomy, Body & Soul, Yoga International, and several European newspapers.

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  • Green-Arabia

    In search of Green Arabia

    In 2001, archaeologist Michael Petraglia was picking through boxes in a museum storeroom in Riyadh, the dusty capital of Saudi Arabia. Petraglia, who had been coaxed
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    Erbil Revealed

    The 100-foot-high, oval-shaped citadel of Erbil towers high above the northern Mesopotamian plain, within sight of the Zagros Mountains that lead to the Iranian plateau.
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