Televising the coronation was thought to be an affront to the dignity of the event.
Fossilized footprints found at an excavation site in southwest New Mexico prove humans colonized the continent much earlier than previously thought.
Time will tell what the reign of Charles III will look like, but one thing is for sure: the “new Elizabethan age” is long gone.
Haunting photographs depict the dead as "still with us."
Far from acting as the conduits of a benevolent deity, these religious leaders threw the teachings of their own church out of the window.
The artifacts were often made from found objects – an Ivory dish-soap bottle transformed into an earthenware figure.
Once a book is published, who gets to interpret it? Us or the author?
James Gillray's 'plumb-pudding' caricature is "probably the most famous political cartoon of all time."
Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes is often labeled a quintessential Spanish artist, but his allegiance may well have lied with the French Enlightenment instead.
Many key inventions were unique: one-offs.
Mexico City, already progressive, takes more steps to protect its LGBT+ citizens.
Thomas Baldwin's Airopaidia (1786) includes the earliest sketches of the earth from a balloon.
A team of computer scientists and musicologists have finally completed Beethoven’s unfinished 10th Symphony
Due to deteriorating health, all Beethoven left behind for his final symphony were some musical sketches.
Having grown kids still at home is not likely to do you, or them, any permanent harm.
She was walking down the forest path with a roll of white cloth in her hands. It was trailing behind her like a long veil. It was sweeping needles, leaves […]
Former evangelical pastor Joshua Harris has put himself in a difficult situation.
The most popular books of the past 125 years, and where to get them.
Historically, periods of mass flourishing are underpinned by technological revolutions. Currently, we are undergoing a technological revolution unlike anything the world has ever seen.
All of these conflicts have a long history. They may also have a long future.
What responsibility should government authorities and Big Tech take in policing the spread of sedition-oriented content?
Thou shalt not conclude “aliens” from insufficient data. When it comes to what’s out there in this Universe, perhaps the only thing that’s greater than our cosmic ignorance is the […]
Despite the enormous flood of recent reports, there’s no good evidence for a lab leak. At the very end of 2019, a new disease began to emerge in humans: COVID-19. Originally […]
A new generation is waiting for the whimsy and wit of Dr. Seuss.
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin has cancelled an upcoming trip to an economic conference in Saudi Arabia amid the controversy involving missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi.