It was long thought that humans everywhere favor pointing with the index finger. But some fieldwork out of Papua New Guinea identified a group of people who prefer to scrunch their noses.
To ensure the success of global trade, we need to understand and make allowances for cultural differences in trust.
Le Guin's father, Alfred Kroeber, was at a forefront of a movement that rejected social Darwinism and cultural superiority. In his daughter's fiction, we see these ideas come to life.
A voyage through the Arctic inspires a composer to create music that expresses wonder, loss, discovery and culture.
Keorapetse Kgositsile was made South Africa’s national poet laureate in 2006, the only person to have been given the honour.
What time looks like in different cultures.
Johnny Hallyday was more than a music icon, he was a cultural symbol for the French lower and the middle classes. In his death he reconciled the country with the term popular culture.
Ticket touting is bad for fans and it's bad for the industry, but should reselling tickets be a criminal offence?
The cost of money due for this (from Europe) is tiny -- the symbolic impact, huge.
The myth of the lone genius, hero scientist is dangerous for science and society. Here's how to fix it.
Diet books aren't just fluff. They offer a powerful insight into who Americans are – and how we wish the world could be.
What makes for a thriving nation and happy citizens? Values. A nation's institutions need people with supporting underlying values to perform at their best.
Many cities could learn from Dundee, which overcame industrial decline to become a UNESCO City of Design, with a shiny new cityscape to match
Just as Playboy was emerging as a cultural phenomenon in the United States, a German entrepreneur named Beate Uhse was building a sex business of her own – centered on the pleasure of women.
Island philosophies can be used to decolonise university courses and teaching. They can also advance sustainable development models and, ultimately, achieve responsible tourism.
Traditional medicine is believed to be accessible and affordable but should be made complimentary to contemporary medicine in the treatment of mental disorders.
In order to take Milton Keynes' cultural bid seriously, you have to begin by taking culture seriously.
Chinese professionals are influenced by the Confucian values. This means they are uncomfortable with refusing tasks or questioning directions, unlike their Australian counterparts.
It can be a painful experience to be rejected by your heritage culture.
There's little research into origins of the geographic patterns of language diversity. A new model exploring processes that shaped Australia's language diversity provides a template for investigators.