Is muscle definition now being added to an already impossibly thin ideal?
The rise of 'fitspiration' seems to promote a body that is both impossibly thin and muscular. A new study explores whether this has become a new benchmark for women.
Many Americans would be appalled to think that caste might exist in the supposedly meritocratic U.S. But is the country’s persistent, entrenched inequality really so different?
An Indian scholar makes the case that caste explains inequality in America better than race and class.
The fear and distress caused by a false missile alarm last week on Jan. 13 in Hawaii is part of the 125 year legacy of American occupation. Here, cars drive past a highway sign: “Missile alert in error. There is no threat” on the H-1 Freeway in Honolulu.
(Cory Lum/Civil Beat via AP)
The fear and distress caused by a false missile alarm last week in Hawaii is part of the 125- year legacy of American occupation.
Research shows that holding down a job as a teenager has real benefits later in life.
Instead of trying out for band or the hockey team, adolescents might do better to choose a part-time job as an extracurricular activity. Research shows it pays big dividends later in life.
A photographer’s rendition of the neo-Nazi milk fetish. Milk has been a symbol for Nazis for decades.
The U.S.-based white supremacist movement that calls itself the "alt-right" has recently embraced milk as a symbol.
Data from swiping apps like Tinder are giving researchers a window into how dating and relationships could be changing.
Five years ago: an aerial view of Minato, Japan, after the earthquake and tsunami.
Lance Cpl. Ethan Johnson/U.S. Marine Corps
Reliably predicting whether a tsunami is large enough to require evacuations requires many more observations from the deep ocean than we now have.
How much screen time should kids get?
Yan Chi Vinci Chow
Research shows that preschool children take characters from popular television shows and movies and blend them together to create complex oral stories.
Time for something new in the battery department.
Everyone wants a better battery for longer run-time on electronics and driving range for EVs. What's the most likely successor to today's lithium-ion batteries?
Who will be the first to crack?
People do disgusting and disruptive things on airplanes. They show little regard or patience for fellow passengers and their needs. Inconsiderate behavior on the part of passengers can make air travel…
Coral reef ecosystem off Palmyra Atoll part of newly expanded Marine National Monument.
Jim Maragos/U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
This fall, President Obama signed a proclamation that created the biggest marine reserve in the world. By extending the protective boundaries around Wake Island, Jarvis Island and Johnston Atoll from 50…
Piecing together a crumbling cultural history.
On January 4, Tripoli’s historic Al Sa’eh Library, one of Lebanon’s largest, burnt down. Two-thirds of its 80,000 books and manuscripts were lost in a fire that consumed the building. This is no anomaly…
Great White Sharks will be one of the species targeted under Western Australia’s new shark plan.
After a spate of fatal shark attacks over the past two years, Western Australia has released a radical new shark plan that will see large sharks removed and destroyed from designated “safe zones”. The…
Recently, many studies have used high-resolution models to address future changes in tropical cyclone activity due to climate…