A term from early genetic research made the leap to pop culture and now describes the latest pandemic threat.
A behavioral economist answers questions on camera addiction, back-to-work burnout and giving effective compliments.
Like infants exploring how the world works, scientists are driven by curiosity and awe to build a deeper picture of reality.
New technology makes it possible to create videos that show a person doing or saying anything the creator wants—and it’s not clear what U.S. law can do about it.
History suggests that the president-elect should insist on strong decision-making processes and deal firmly with staff misbehavior.
No longer a drab exercise in dieting or self-denial, salads have become a sharp, spicy reflection of the best in culinary trends.
Human beings have always marveled at displays like this weekend’s Quadrantids, but now we can understand them as well.
The name that a Portland teacher gave to her support group to describe their mysteriously slow recoveries has caught on as the medical designation
The world should learn from the most successful strategies for testing, quarantine, public communication and economic support.
Five artists featured in upcoming exhibitions share what they are looking forward to seeing and doing in 2021.
Fuel and safety mandates have made them all look the same. Expect California to step in again.
The author of the National Book Award-winning “Interior Chinatown” wittily explores the complexities of immigration and the trajectory of today’s Asian-Americans.
In 2021, take on the challenge of learning a new skill or hobby as an adult. It can bring big cognitive and emotional benefits.
New research shows that the psychological benefits of dog ownership are real —and especially valuable during the pandemic.
Neurology and nostalgia help explain why people have always worried that the world is going downhill.
A behavioral economist answers questions on virtual parties, planning for surgery and choosing a gift for a new acquaintance.
The musician behind many chart-topping classics calls himself “a master of nothing who could do a few things at once.”
The original cover art for “The Blue Lotus,” an artistic breakthrough for the cartoonist Hergé, will be auctioned in Paris next month.
More than a season of good cheer, the holiday asks believers to think about reality itself in new ways.
An acronym that didn’t exist in 2019 has been proclaimed Word of the Year for the long shadow it has cast over our language.