When we call something ugly, we say something about ourselves – and what we fear or dread.
Guns as currency. Guns as status. Guns as the power of the unpredictable. Stanford Historian Priya Satia on how we got where we are today.
Google’s homepage doodle for today, June 22, honors the memory of renowned science fiction author Octavia E. Butler. It would have been her 71st birthday.
The Netherlands is set to close four more prisons following some of the lowest crime rates the country's seen in decades—but do those statistics reflect the reality of Dutch crime?
Cash currency goes back a long time – 40,000 years.
Is God an old white guy with a majestic, flowing beard? A new study has a surprise for you.
As marijuana grows more acceptable in the US, fringe groups and experts are beginning to consider its role in the Christian faith. Could cannabis oil have helped Jesus perform miracles?
Humanity is on the move. Fleeing war, oppression, poverty . . . millions worldwide leave their home countries daily in search of asylum. IT WILL BE CHAOS filmmakers Lorena Luciano and Filippo Piscopo on what this...
Health hazards like depression, suicidal ideation, and sexual violence seem to be increasingly prevalent among U.S. teenagers, according to new CDC report.
Francisco Cantu wanted to put faces to the statistics. So he became a Border Patrol agent.
Dr. Alex Berezow talks about the importance of communicating science in a clear and accurate way and why he turns to religion for the answers to some questions.
Russian workers are being taught the art of smiling in order to seem more welcoming to the 1.5 million tourists expected to attend the 2018 FIFA World Cup this week in Moscow. Some employees in the service...
While figuring out how to steer her own creative ship, Jessica Abel has learned powerful, practical lessons about how to help others do the same.
The widely beloved chef, writer and TV host Anthony Bourdain was found dead Friday morning at age 61. Here's a brief look at the work and life that made him an international culinary star.
In computer games, sexual violence and pedophilia are not as pervasive as warfare and murder. Why is that? What makes gamers drawn to some forms of violence, but not to others?
New research reveals empirical data on how anti-Muslim sentiment could be nudging some Muslim Americans toward extremism.
A new Pew study suggests that American atheists are actually "more religious" than Western European Christians.
Starbucks is only the latest example of a very old systemic problem. Are these trainings effective?
In a #MeToo-inspired rebranding effort, Miss America is ditching its swimsuit competition to focus more on contestants’ personalities.
At this rate, the country of Japan will have zero population in the year 2500.