Dead Sea Scrolls: Now, as the new year approaches on the Hebrew calendar, anyone can view, read and interact with five digitized Dead Sea Scrolls, the most complete of the eight the Israel Museum has in its collection.
The text on the ancient scrolls, which are kept in a vault in Jerusalem, is still being studied by scholars.
A longer-than-normal rainy season in South Korea has upped the ante for an annual mud festival, turning the town into 'one giant mudslide.'
Tyler, Carol, Stefan and Rainer Jenss with river guide along the Mae Nam Pai River, near Pai, Thailand (November 2008). The Jenss family was on the cusp of a new, growing trend among families: extended travel.
Soapmakers, whose olive oil-based soap is well-known, are struggling to turn a profit due to cheap imports and tensions between Israel and the Palestinian Territories.
Riders in the Pro Stock class cross the starting line during the East Coast SnoCross at Rockingham Park, Saturday, in Salem, N.H.
A Palestinian boy runs through an alley in Jerusalem's Old City on Thursday.
The Amazon Rainforest is one of 28 sites picked as finalists in a global poll to name the New Seven Wonders of Nature, conducted by the Swiss nonprofit New7Wonders Foundation. The Brazilian Amazon, pictured here, harbors 40 percent of all remaining tropical rainforest, playing a vital role in global biodiversity and in protecting the earth's climate.
This and other 'voluntourism' networks offer a wealth of ways to deliver goodwill.