Scientists don't understand why the correlation exists.
"Time Warp" all the way back to 1800s spiritualism, magic performances, and spook shows.
Tikal, one of the biggest cities the Maya ever built, was home to a vast and flourishing society.
Using peach and eggplant emojis as shorthand for sex may seem like a new thing, but Renaissance artists were experts at using produce to imply intercourse.
Discover how the threads of myth, legend, and artistry have been woven together by storytellers to craft history.
Serving as the inspiration for the modern horror classic “The Blair Witch Project,” what does our fascination with this unsolvable mystery tell us about our modern psyche?
Once at the pinnacle of Amsterdam’s art scene, Rembrandt van Rijn eventually found himself outcompeted by his own students.
Rejecting romanticism, these famous paintings depict war as it really is: sadistic and senseless.
China has always been one of the world’s wealthiest nations, but Chinese wealth looks different across the country’s eventful history.
In war zones, aggressors steal art to eradicate the cultural heritage of others. Victims, meanwhile, sell stolen art in order to survive.
The Pan-American Highway began a century ago with a vision of unfettered motor-vehicle access between Alaska and Tierra del Fuego. What happened to the dream?
In ancient Rome, collective bathing was the norm. In the West today, it’s the exception — and that’s too bad.
Was the terror of Biscayne Bay a man who escaped slavery, an African chieftain, or a marketing ploy that went viral?
The philosophy of sex is going through a recalibration period.
The world’s “most produced living playwright” wins out over other contestants, including Salman Rushdie and Margaret Atwood.
Science and technology were making early modern Europe a better place to live, but at what cost?
Australian soldiers fighting the Japanese recruited native New Guineans to their campaign.
Just 12% of Americans account for half the country's total beef consumption.
Legally smoking joints in city centers will require alertness and a keen sense of orientation — two things stoners are not known for.
His crime was so great, he was not only sentenced to death but his name was to be erased from memory.
"Conceptual isolation" offers an agreeable solution.