Time and again, studies have found a connection between authoritarian ideals and meaning in life — a notion backed up by historical documents.
Two mounds of rice and a tiny flag in a sea of curry is enough to re-heat an old territorial conflict.
The new book "Lost Cities, Ancient Tombs" documents 100 archaeological discoveries that changed the world.
A computer that could decidedly pass Alan Turing's test would represent a major step toward artificial general intelligence.
A new study suggests that hunting dogs' barks convey emotional information about the animals they see.
Yukio Mishima treated his life as if it were a story — one with a surprising and deadly final act.
Although the statue’s political connotations faded over time, its eyes remain fixed on a key moment in Florentine history.
Air conditioning may keep a room cool, but using it is heating up the planet. It is time for something new — or old.
Often called modern-day dinosaurs, cassowaries are one of only a few birds known to have killed humans.
A 5,300-year-old mummy teaches us the global history of tattoos.
An icy space rock flattened an ancient city and everyone in it, perhaps inspiring the Biblical story of Sodom
Shocked city dwellers who stared at it were blinded instantly, then the entire city caught fire.
The stone camel sculptures, seven in total and originally uncovered back in 2018, far predate more famous monuments.
As Russia’s youth welcomed a new era of capitalism in the 1990s, their parents and grandparents clung to fleeting memories of Soviet life.
An unexpected finding shows us how little we know about the early human story in our region.
Fossilized footprints found at an excavation site in southwest New Mexico prove humans colonized the continent much earlier than previously thought.
American and French troops turned capturing Hitler’s chalet into a game.
This is a time for family and friends to gather, watch the full moon and eat mooncakes and other delicacies.
From "shell shock" to "combat fatigue," the wars of the past century have violently illuminated the power trauma can wield over the mind and body.
How do you recover after an economic apocalypse? It is not what you know, but who you know.
The peasant turned czarist advisor has come to be known and feared as the devil incarnate, but was he really as demonic as we have been led to believe?
All of these conflicts have a long history. They may also have a long future.
From the Notre Dame to Buddhist statues, dozens of irreplaceable artifacts are destroyed every year by both man and nature.