Bloodcurdling war cries, shrieking elephants, and whistling arrows all made soldiers flee in terror.
Jean Paul Sartre summed up the existentialist idea of "bad faith" through a waiter who acted a bit too much like a waiter.
Just a small gesture or a thoughtful comment can often alter a situation, or people’s perceptions of it, in ways that relieve tensions and make them feel appreciated and included.
The cause of the recent uptick in radiation is unknown, but speculation about another catastrophe at Chernobyl is hyperbolic.
Far from being inappropriate, many of the most controversial acceptance speeches highlighted important issues in the film industry.
The Siege of Leningrad lasted over two years and claimed nearly a million lives. It also inspired writers to record the bleak conditions in which they lived.
Looking at ourselves in a mirror — or on a video call — shapes our sense of self. But what you see is not what others see.
The new book "Lost Cities, Ancient Tombs" documents 100 archaeological discoveries that changed the world.
Stockholm Syndrome is the most famous of 10 psychological disorders named after world cities. Most relate to tourism or hostage-taking.
"You develop an instant global consciousness, a people orientation, an intense dissatisfaction with the state of the world, and a compulsion to do something about it."
To the ancient Greeks, exotic animals were proof of mythological creatures. To the ancient Romans, they were oddities and adversaries.
Preventing scurvy is not just a problem in the Antarctic.
The Netflix show about a Birmingham crime family and their personal demons concluded earlier this month.
We have a morbid curiosity about nautical disaster stories. The Irish "Wreck Viewer" offers a window into centuries of marine misfortune.
Privateers pillaged British merchant ships in the name of liberty — and profit.
Instead of a mental illness, some research suggests that psychopathy — in moderation — is a reasonable life strategy.
A computer that could decidedly pass Alan Turing's test would represent a major step toward artificial general intelligence.
Your subjective experience might not end the moment your heart stops, research on near-death experiences suggests.
George Washington’s biggest battle? With his dentures, made from hippo ivory and maybe slaves’ teeth
Washington first took the oath of office of the president of the United States with just one natural tooth remaining.
From questionable shipwrecks to outright attacks, the Sentinelese clearly don't want to be bothered.
"I suddenly woke up one day and thought, you idiot, you are letting your life fade away, you have got to do something."
In some Asian countries, what's in your blood may influence your social status.