For decades, animators have attempted to recreate realistic human faces without entering what's called the 'uncanny valley.'
We like to think there's a silver lining to tragedy – and this may be influencing both how studies on post-traumatic growth are constructed and how subjects are responding.
Americans truly value local news. But 71% think that their local news outlets are doing just fine financially – which might explain why only 14% paid for a local news source in the past year.
Most histories highlight the shattered storefronts and synagogues set aflame. But it was the systematic ransacking of Jewish homes that extracted the greatest toll.
A media historian uses declassified government documents to show how both sides of the Iron Curtain worked to have the projects canned.
A new study highlights the importance of the 'intergroup sensitivity effect' in comedy, which gives people license to tell certain jokes, but not others.
Like the 'Rocky Steps,' the 'Joker Stairs' have become a mecca for moviegoers. But not all film-related tourism is the same.
Just as domestic violence was once misunderstood and tolerated, many today fail to grasp how nude photographs can be wielded as weapons of abuse.
The famous director is receiving an honorary Oscar, and the timing couldn't be more appropriate.
A data scholar explains why playing at home doesn't provide the boost that it once did.
Pizza might seem like a simple food, but it's uniquely equipped to excite our brains and thrill our taste buds.
Why do some people greet each other with a kiss? How does the custom vary from place to place? This article is excerpted from the forthcoming 'Atlas of Regional Expressions.'
How members of America's two parties view the country – and its place in the world – might explain this phenomenon.
Up until the 1919 Black Sox Scandal, gambling and baseball had a marriage of convenience. A century later, gambling is again being seen as a solution to the sport's woes.
The official celebration of Native Americans represents the fruits of a decades-long effort.
Today's beds are thought of as bastions of privacy. But not long ago, they were the perches from which kings ruled and places where travelers hunkered down with complete strangers.
Since 'Friends' premiered 25 years ago, both the television industry and the sitcom genre have undergone huge transformations.
Music doesn't get objectively worse over time. So why do older generations scoff at each new top 40 hit?
In up-and-coming neighborhoods, old churches are often converted to apartments or offices. But what about the vacant or underused churches in areas that aren't attractive to developers?