Not so long ago, people had no idea what would happen to them – and what they would see – once they ascended into the clouds.
A recent study looked at how female doctors were introduced at a lecture series compared to how male doctors were introduced. The title 'Dr.' was used much more often for men.
The humanities can supply wisdom to guide our galloping technological progress.
Border wall construction through Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument in Arizona is encroaching on a site where people from many cultures have interacted for thousands of years.
Real-life adherents to the Mandela Effect veer into conspiratorial thinking. But they do hit on an important truth: Our understanding of history is malleable.
For decades, animators have attempted to recreate realistic human faces without entering what's called the 'uncanny valley.'
Indigenous people, symbols and religious practices filled the halls of power in Bolivia during Evo Morales' 14-year tenure. Now a new conservative Christian leader seems to be erasing that legacy.
Revolutions are built not on deep misery but on rising expectations. History may not provide much hope of immediate change in Hong Kong – but protesters may have a longer view.
Colleges and universities should apply the best techniques of research and education to their own decision-making.
From the earliest days of democracy, thinkers have warned that letting the people rule could work out badly.
Most histories highlight the shattered storefronts and synagogues set aflame. But it was the systematic ransacking of Jewish homes that extracted the greatest toll.
When Vice President Spiro Agnew gave a speech in 1969 bashing the press, he fired some of the first shots in a culture war that persists to this day.
A cognitive scientist observes that the words that bother college-age Americans today can cause harm.
Pete Buttigieg has said that Christianity teaches 'skepticism of the wealthy and the powerful and the established.' These ideals are similar to those espoused by a Midwestern Social Gospel movement.
Who are the LeBarons, the Mexican-American Mormons who lost nine family members in a massacre on Nov. 4.?
'California is America fast-forward,' writes one scholar. Does that mean that the dystopian infernos that have consumed parts of the state are simply a picture of what awaits the rest of America?
Not everyone's a fan of this fundraising approach. But it does bring the needs of children in developing communities to the attention of many Americans.
Fear of a disease that seemed to turn people into beasts might have inspired belief in supernatural beings that live on in today's creepy Halloween costumes.
Lebanon's 1989 peace deal ended a civil war by sharing political power between religious factions. That created a society profoundly divided by religion – something today's protesters hope to change.
Martin Luther is credited with initiating the split in Christianity that came to be called the Protestant Reformation. But don't count out Erasmus, an early proponent of similarly radical ideas.