Science and technology were making early modern Europe a better place to live, but at what cost?
The fellowship's journey through Middle-Earth mirrors the modernization of the English countryside.
For centuries, the only way to travel between the Old and New World was through ships like the RMS Lusitania. Experiences varied wildly depending on your income.
Hurricane Dorian has devastated the islands.
Although the statue’s political connotations faded over time, its eyes remain fixed on a key moment in Florentine history.
People who visit Florence seem strangely susceptible to Stendhal syndrome, which is blamed on an overwhelming sense of awe.
Fear is one of the oldest and most powerful emotions known to man, so it should come as no surprise that horror stories are as old as storytelling itself.
"Brasilia, the biggest paper town ever."
Artists and fans are the big losers as bot-powered scalpers make a killing.
They proved how the biological mechanism works inside our cells.
It’s not that Astronomy has a “problem” that’s unique; it’s that they’re actually doing something about it. “Beauty provokes harassment, the law says, but it looks through men’s eyes when deciding […]
Culturally and economically, modern Turkey is at a dangerous crossroads.
Imagine standing in a bare room in which a small, 4-billion-year-old rock hangs from the ceiling by a thin wire as three vocalists whistle and breathe on it to make it swing. For some people, such a scenario might be the nightmare version of contemporary art run amok, so far “out there” that it’s never coming back.
Americans have always disagreed, about a lot. Somehow though, we’ve managed to get along with each other while we do. Why, then, has disagreeing become so nasty, so fierce, […]
This past weekend, I was in Springfield, Missouri for Skepticon V (“the fifth most annual Skepticon yet”). I had such a fantastic time at Skepticon IV in 2011, it was […]
Sabermetrics shows us that every time Tim Tebow touches the ball he costs his team points in comparison to the performance of the average NFL quarterback. And yet, he wins.
In a nation of over 300 million people, you would think that ABC could find someone else besides Andrew Breitbart to analyze election results. Who are they going to feature […]
Considering actual temperatures dropped noticeably below average, the summer of 2009 compensated for the uncharacteristic chill with some incredibly heated debate over health care reform. Resulting in some fascinating (if […]