Regulations banning performance-enhancing drugs raise as many questions as they answer.
Kimono, in English, means "wearing thing." But the garment everyone associates with Japan was not always called by that name.
Forensic DNA evidence has been a game-changer for law enforcement, but research shows it can contribute to miscarriages of justice.
We choose products and services partially based on how they make us feel, on meanings we derive from our choices.
The attitudes reflected in the James Bond franchise are wildly out of touch with social reality.
The ancient maps reveal both the world around them and the face of their creators.
When we play one of Mozart's or Beethoven's compositions, or when we hear one, we probably aren't hearing what they heard or what they thought in their heads as they composed.
The history of the wedding dress is shorter than the history of weddings, and even shorter still than the history of marriage.
According to an international team led by UCLA researchers, our emotions may be partially driven by an unlikely source: our gut bacteria.
Do we need two distinct conceptions of time, chronos (clock time) vs. kairos (real time), to understand Madeleine L'Engle's classic novel?
Tulsa, Oklahoma. 1921. A wave of racial violence destroys an affluent African-American community, seen as a threat to white-dominated American capitalism.
Short stacks and coffee warmups. Salisbury steak and sympathetic waitresses. The American diner has long held a special place in the nation’s consciousness, as a place to nurse a cup of coffee, soak in the fluorescent lights, and eat your heart out.
Despite Donald Trump's claim that he is a "handwriting analyst," it's not possible to read someone's mind through the curlicues of their writing.
The species was officially declared extinct in the 1980s, but unconfirmed sightings and rumors have persisted for decades. To put the matter to rest, a team of researchers is making one last attempt to find a living thylacine, 30 years after its official disappearance.
Though linoleum is hardly ubiquitous anymore, it was once a must-have furnishing and sparked an entire industry of imitators. Why did it fall from grace?
The pre-Google era saw one of the most momentous black contributions to the development of the internet: the invention of internet search itself, by Alan Emtage.
Buried amid the literature extolling the character-building value of deferred gratification, however, are a few nuggets that give us hope for the human spirit in the always-on, always-now internet age.
Percolators ruled American kitchens until the 1970s, when Mr. Coffee changed masculine cultural expectations.
To end poverty, public policy must provide much more than economic resources.
The Jewish deli is a New York City tradition that has spread far beyond the city's limits. It's a tradition worthy of its own history.