It wasn’t inevitable that country music would thrive in the globalized world of perpetual Facebook updates, a world whose frenetic pace can be felt in electronica, or whose nouveau riche aspirations are extolled in hip-hop. But here we are.
After only three appearances on the Comedy Central show, 31-year-old South African comedian Trevor Noah has gotten a huge and unexpected promotion.
The inmates ran the asylum, the modern cowboy spoke, and the government shackled our llamas.
The real dawn of cheese came about 8,500 years ago, with two simultaneous developments in human history.
Payday lenders have a horrifying — yet effective — approach to lobbying.
What Einstein termed "spooky action at a distance" has been successfully demonstrated for the first time.
"These bills rationalize injustice by pretending to defend something many of us hold dear. They go against the very principles our nation was founded on, and they have the potential to undo decades of progress toward greater equality."
In the small northern Ontario city of Sault Ste. Marie, the residents’ strong Italian heritage has offered up its own take on the dish.
One thing to make clear up front is that this is not typical behavior of someone with depression or suicidal thoughts.
Inside YouTube's flawed copyright policies.
How a minor disagreement turned into a full-blown crisis.
Pollution and overfishing threatens the lives of millions around Africa’s Lake Victoria.
For meteorologists, the advent of widespread wearable barometers is a game-changer when it comes to weather forecasting.
Caffeine doesn't give you energy. Here's the amazing, real story of its discovery — and how it works on your brain
This fall, Mattel plans to introduce Hello Barbie, a Wi-Fi enabled version of the iconic doll, which uses ToyTalk’s system to analyze a child’s speech and produce relevant responses.
“Most people who walk into our shop don’t realize what’s going on back there,” Abbas Haider tells me as he finishes explaining the intricacies of bulletproof underpants.
Yes, people really do still call phone sex lines.
Given that "The Walking Dead" has been a ratings bonanza for AMC, it's no surprise that they're looking to expand it. It looks like there won't be overlap between the spin-off, titled "Fear the Walking Dead," and the original, with the spin-off set in Los Angeles.
"Amen, Brother" was a little-known B-side released in 1969. Barely noticed at the time, its drum solo has been hugely influential, appearing in different forms in more than 1,500 other songs — but the band behind it never made any money from it.
Fred Hoyle and the price of hanging on to wrong ideas.
And other lessons for a safer internet.
Empire-building has been part of many a religious group's strategy throughout history. But no one does it better than Scientology.
Integration isn't easy, but Louisville, Kentucky, has decided that it's worth it.
Danger, subterfuge, adrenaline — as more agencies use undercover operatives, we take a look at what it's like to take on a false identity professionally.
Lee Kuan Yew, who died on Monday at the age of 91, is famed as the man who turned Singapore from a small port into a global trading hub. But he also insisted on tidiness and good behaviour — and personified the country's ban on chewing gum. What was it about gum he so disliked?
In 2003, seven Alberta schoolkids died in a huge avalanche. For the first time, a survivor shares what really happened on the mountain.
The world in which clearly defined sectors enable easy classification of what a company does is disappearing before our eyes. Is Apple a technology company or a luxury watchmaker? Is Google a search-engine firm or an up-and-coming car company manufacturing driverless vehicles?
“Your Google alert on Paris Hilton just went off,” my boyfriend recently sneered at me, handing me my iPhone with disgust.
When it comes to birds, males — with their bright feathers, extra accessories, and impressive mating displays — tend to get all the attention. But for many birds, such as the Choco Toucan pictured above, brilliant plumage has nothing to do with sex, and everything to do with survival.
Great news for the lovelorn: our neurons are hardwired to help us move on from romantic rejection.
Advanced computing produces waves of abstract digital data that in many cases defy interpretation; there’s no way to discern a meaningful pattern in any intuitive way.
Plenty of people play games to escape their real lives, and the character creators some games offer let us imagine ourselves in whatever image we'd like: realistic or idealized, some version of ourselves. I'm also intrigued by the idea a game might take that choice away from me — where every player has a different avatar, but it's not up to us.
They’re the latest tech gadget to draw significant ire from the general public at large, so much so that Coachella and Lollapalooza have decided to explicitly ban them from their festivals this year.
Beneath the "City Of Light" lies a dark subterranean world holding the remains of 6 million of its former inhabitants.
Here it is, the first footage from "Babe 3: The Pig Is Now A Drone."
Nashville prosecutors have made sterilization of women part of plea negotiations at least four times in the past five years, and the district attorney has banned his staff from using the invasive surgery as a bargaining chip after the latest case.
There's a distinct separation between professional rodeo athletes and the grittier version who actually herd and tend to ranch animals (often in addition to competing in their own, local rodeos). It turns out the latter exists, but in an era of cowboy boots on the Chanel runway, they're much harder to find.
Every year hundreds of climbers try to scale the 29,029-foot peak, and this huge influx of climbers has left its once pristine slopes covered in garbage, discarded equipment, and human waste.
Are fat makeover shows doing any good when it comes to body acceptance?
The Weather Underground’s attacks, for much of its life, were the work not of 100 or more underground radicals, as was widely assumed, but of a core group of barely a dozen people; almost all its bombs, in fact, were built by the same capable young man — its bomb guru.
The familiar smell from the usual mix of burning hydrocarbons is absent. And it’s remarkably quiet. The occasional impact wrench bursts out in a mechanical staccato, generators drone here and there, but there are no V8s burbling, no V6s screaming.
The crash of Germanwings flight 9525 offers yet another example of how the layers of safety in aviation have been peeled away since deregulation 35 years ago. Here are some of the issues that need to be addressed:
There’s an old saying that other cultures live to work, while Americans work to live. But it’s not making us any happier.
Disney is planning more live-action reboots of classic cartoons following last year's "Maleficent." But they probably won't include this "Fast & Furious"-inspired reboot of "Bambi," which features a very pissed off Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson (in deer ears).
The Supreme Court considers whether putting a Confederate battle flag on a license plate should be different than urging Americans to eat more beef.
And then turned himself in three days later.
Frats have had a tough couple months in the news. If the stress is causing any hair loss, "SNL" has some good news — Brogaine can fix that.
Cristian Barnett documented all the marvellous people he met as he travelled along the Arctic Circle eight years ago
Dennis McCarthy is the guy who spends his days buying, modifying and testing the amazing pieces of machinery that are, in many ways, the real stars of the high-octane franchise.
The Avengers teamed up with the evil super-powered leader of Scientology. And they all flew in a spaceship powered by the souls of Scientologists. And they fought a giant alien pyramid.
Twenty-three people were injured early Sunday after an Air Canada passenger jet slid off the runway upon landing in the city of Halifax, Nova Scotia, the airline said.
I met my first boyfriend, Rafa, in an AOL chatroom when I was 12 years old in what I now consider an elaborate piece of performance art.
Pence said that the issue had been turned into "shameless rhetoric" and that the law is about strengthening the foundation of First Amendment rights rather than discrimination. He did not answer repeated questions about whether the law would allow business owners to discriminate against gay or lesbian individuals.
Walking at night has always been the pursuit of the lost, the lonely, the deviant and dispossessed. Yet in today’s cities it can have a rebellious role.
Canada is to niceness as Saudi Arabia is to oil. It’s awash in the stuff, and it’s about time, I say, the rest of the world imported some.
They don’t have mouths, ears or even a brain, but according to some scientists, plants are talking all the time. We just need to understand their language.
Mary Jane Heaster was devastated by the mysterious death of her daughter Zona – until Zona's spirit appeared in the night to tell her she'd been murdered.
While a 2015 Census Bureau report found that nearly a third of millennials are still living with their parents, Gen Zers are growing up in a healthier economy and appear eager to be cut loose. They don’t wait for their parents to teach them things or tell them how to make decisions.
Roasting a chicken is the last threshold to full coming of age. Before you have done it, you are a fledgling. After, you are an elder.
The creator of "Beavis and Butt-Head" explains why techie oddball success is a subject ripe for comedy, as shown in his TV satire "Silicon Valley."
Why don’t colleges, or the national associations the fraternities represent, hold frats more accountable? Can they, or should they, do more? How?