Why Are Civilian Revolutionaries Prepared To Die For One Another?

It's often said that blood is thicker than water – that family ties trump all others. But research with groups of men fighting in Libya has suggested that the bonds they formed in times of great adversity were as strong as those they had with their own kin. » 11/12/14 1:40pm 11/12/14 1:40pm

The Scientist Who Almost Died While Debunking "The Hottest Day on Earth"

The world record for the hottest recorded temperature of 58°C (136.4°F) was set at Al Azizia, Libya, in 1922. This year, a team of researchers — including one who was almost killed in Libya's 2011 revolution — invalidated that record. Here's the harrowing story of how they did it. » 9/14/12 8:00am 9/14/12 8:00am

Satellites reveal Libya's lost 2,000-year-old cities

One of the side effects of the fall of Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi's regime is that archaeologists can now explore parts of the country's past that were long suppressed, starting with the lost cities of the ancient Garamantes civilization. » 11/09/11 12:30pm 11/09/11 12:30pm

Weirdly prescient 1987 sitcom predicted the death of Muammar Gaddafi

There was no shortage of crappy, short-lived genre shows in the 1980s, but only one of them accidentally predicted the death year of a newly deceased Libyan strongman. » 10/22/11 7:30am 10/22/11 7:30am

Libyan Dictator Muammar Qaddafi's Crazy Science Fiction Short Story

The Guardian's Daniel Kalder wasn't crazy about Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi's book of short stories, marketed in the UK under the title Escape To Hell (Kalder calls it "surreal gibberish"). But there's always something fascinating about reading the work of a dictator, especially one who has tried his hands at… » 3/24/10 2:07pm 3/24/10 2:07pm