Long before tobacco arrived from the Americas, ancient civilizations in the Old World were getting high off hemp smoke and opium.
Do right and wrong depend on culture, or does morality transcend place and time?
Americans don't like to ride the bus. There are ways to fix that.
A new study found that words are more accurately heard when accompanied by hand gestures.
The so-called "court painter of Silicon Valley" was shaped by her youth in communist Poland but looks forward to a future ruled by celebrity robots.
To the ancient Greeks, exotic animals were proof of mythological creatures. To the ancient Romans, they were oddities and adversaries.
Linguists discover 30 sounds that may have allowed communication before words existed.
Thomas Baldwin's Airopaidia (1786) includes the earliest sketches of the earth from a balloon.
A new study looks at how images of coffee's origins affect the perception of its premiumness and quality.
Roughly half the world population, including in America, has insufficient levels of vitamin D. UV irradiated mushrooms can help.
The answer to this question depends on how you define "freedom."
Traces of heroin and cocaine have been found in the tartar of 19th-century Dutch farmers.
Death is the great and terrifying unknown, awaiting us all at the end of this life. Giving it a personality makes it easier to gaze upon.
Modern applications of Stoicism show up in unexpected places, from the latest techniques in psychotherapy to texts on Christian theology.
China's dominance of the rare earth metal industry is part of its overall geopolitical strategy.
Ever had trouble finding reason to get out of bed? Marcus Aurelius has some advice for you.
The decades-long conflict is best understood not through secondhand accounts of historians, but the primary accounts of people who actually experienced it.
'Critical Tourist Map of Oslo' offers uniquely dark perspective on Norway's capital.
It's estimated that $68 trillion will pass down from Boomers to millennials. Here's how ultra-rich families can do the most amount of good with what they inherit.
Some intellectuals use charisma and deception to obscure the holes in their arguments. Here is how to see through their smokescreen.
When Saint Ambrose of Milan was venerated, his life became public property, its meaning expanding with the unique interpretations of each new generation.
A 2020 study has revived a longstanding controversy over Christopher Columbus' claims of marauding cannibals in the Caribbean.
The artifacts were often made from found objects – an Ivory dish-soap bottle transformed into an earthenware figure.