With hand-washing top of mind, soap is an integral part of keeping clean. But people through the ages relied on earlier forms of soap more for cleaning objects than for personal hygiene.
Penn State Laureate William Doan found solace in a daily act that has benefits scientists are just beginning to understand.
When a 14-year-old Paul McCartney watched Little Richard in the hit film 'The Girl Can't Help It,' he couldn't have imagined that the two would one day take the stage together.
Design bloggers have long had creeping suspicion, so a team of researchers decided to analyze the aesthetics of nearly 10,000 websites.
During two 17th-century medical calamities, economic imperatives outweighed moral concerns.
There's a disconnect between how many low-wage workers are being described, and what they're experiencing on the ground.
During these stressful times, if you find yourself reaching into the pantry of your past, you're probably not alone.
With dreaded, invisible germs lurking on surfaces and in people, our surroundings are seen as a minefield – and we end up dulling one of our most valuable senses.
For nearly 50 years, teams have administered the controversial Wonderlic test to measure cognitive ability. Two researchers decided to study its effectiveness as an evaluation tool.
Nearly three-quarters of fans say they won’t attend games until a vaccine has been developed.
Then – as now – the wealthy fled to the countryside, while the urban poor were forced to work on the front lines.
Unbridled ambition and bruised egos created an irreparable fissure.
Far from alarmist, images of the coronavirus seem to communicate patience and trust in science – both of which will be needed in the coming weeks and months.
There are more captive tigers in the US than there are in the wild around the world – and they can be bought for less than some breeds of dog puppies.
As people everywhere don face masks, scarves and bandanas to protect against coronavirus, Muslim women who wear the niqab, or Islamic veil, are feeling a lot less conspicuous.
This isn't the first time sports have been put on hold. But in the past, the reprieve was brief, and sports went on to act as a way to bring Americans together. This time's different.
During our current bout of collective trauma, many of our coping strategies have mimicked the ways Americans responded to the Kennedy assassination.
Humans tend to downplay their own susceptibility to being harmed – an attitude of 'it won't happen to me' that could be hindering the collective response to the pandemic.
While male and female prisoners at Auschwitz faced the same ultimate fate – torture, forced labor and near-certain death – women sometimes reacted differently to Nazi captivity.
The 'tough guy' is a cultural archetype that political leaders have long adopted. But during crises, Americans tend to look for a different kind of hero.