The 20th anniversary of the destruction of the Bamiyan Buddhas in Afghanistan reminds us of the imperative of historical preservation.
The weird way that the brainpower of octos is distributed among their eight arms may have much to teach us about our own brains.
For the great American poet, the peculiar qualities of grass suggested a way to resolve the tension between the individual and the group.
A medieval debate about God’s relationship to goodness can help explain today’s conflicts over religion and society in the Islamic world.
New discoveries about an elementary particle could lead to a “gold rush” of new physics.
Some animals hardly deteriorate as they get older. New therapies could help humans to achieve the same healthy longevity.
Exercising an influence unlike any first lady before or since, she guided her husband’s rise to power and secured his legacy.
A new exhibition in Madrid explores the power of a painter who “needed to move to create.”
Newly uncovered Soviet sources show that the 1962 confrontation could easily have spiraled into nuclear war—a useful warning as we face a new arms race today.
Power posing, grit and other trendy concepts are scientifically unproven but have become enormously popular by offering simple solutions to deeply rooted social problems.
Amid a crush of indoor fitness products, a testimonial for simply walking out the door.
The clinking you hear while washing up is the sound of your plates and mugs oscillating like bells.
A behavioral economist answers questions on the annual IRS ritual, the placebo effect, and work-at-home stress
Two hundred years ago, the Greek revolution against Ottoman rule became a European cause thanks to the support of writers and artists.
The newly imported name for a vaccination actually originated on this side of the Atlantic
A libel verdict against two historians marks a new stage in the Polish government’s campaign to control the narrative of the country’s wartime past.
Genetics, early exposure and the culture of the game all contribute to the growing number of sons following their fathers into the big leagues.
The museum’s new early American galleries highlight the turbulence and vitality of the biggest city in colonial America.
The literary giant’s new novel ‘Antiquities’ reflects on the grand aspirations and humbling disappointments of authorship
For Christians, the holiday is about recapturing the surprise and excitement that the Resurrection brought to Jesus’ first followers.