The path from ape to modern human is not a linear one. Hannah Devlin looks at what we know – and what might be next for our species Let’s go back to the beginning. When did we and our ape cousins part
Fundamental principles of the Theravada doctrine The teaching founded by the Buddha is known, in English, as Buddhism. It may be asked, who is the Buddha? A Buddha is one who has attained Bodhi; and by
Released 50 years ago, “I Am the Walrus” is endlessly analyzable, and yet somehow analysis-proof. “It seems very pretty,” she said when she had finished it, “but it’s rather hard to understand!” (You she
Trees can save your life, and make you happy and mentally strong, according to a new wave of writers. Lindsay Baker explores the rise of the literary tree hugger. “Trees are sanctuaries,” wrote the German
Mexican food is so much more than tacos. Mexican food might be the most crave-inducing cuisine out there. There's cheese, spice, crunch, rich sauces, delicate herbs, fresh vegetables. Oh, and avocado.
Behind a Muslim community in northern Wyoming lies one enterprising man—and countless tamales. The first person in Sheridan, Wyoming, to learn that Hot Tamale Louie had been knifed to death was William
Changing Planet Co-authored by Jessica Perelman Jessica is a recent graduate of the University of Southern California with a degree in biological sciences. She will be attending veterinary school next
Have a complex problem? International chess grandmaster Maurice Ashley suggests trying this. How do you go about solving problems? My father grew up playing chess in his native Philippines, where the is
[Photographs: J. Kenji López-Alt, Morgan Eisenberg] Walk into any Memorial Day cookout and you're likely to find burgers on the grill—few foods are as synonymous with grilling. At its heart, a great burger
[Photographs: J. Kenji López-Alt, Daniel Gritzer, Vicky Wasik] Portable, infinitely variable, and just so darn satisfying, the sandwich is, in my opinion, about as close as you'll get to a perfect food.
Presidential humor is only a half-step from dad humor, which in the world of comedy is considered light treason. But we’ve tried to find at least one zinger from every U.S. president, to mark President
[Photographs: J. Kenji López-Alt] I'm not particularly proud of my time spent working at the kinds of cheesy chain restaurants you'd find next to the Victoria's Secret at the mall, or perhaps in Times
Bill Campbell dies at 75, leaving Silicon Valley's top leaders without their most trusted adviser. Most Silicon Valley titans are familiar figures. They make commencement speeches that rack up millions
Sometimes, all you need is a reminder of where you're headed. I am an avid reader. I read because there is so much incredible material out there to learn from, but I also read to stay inspired. In the
When you start your workday, do you feel like Superman or like a zombie? When you start your workday, do you feel like Superman or like a zombie? If you're like most people, you probably feel like a zombie.
“Today everything exists to end in a photograph,” Susan Sontag wrote in her seminal 1977 book “On Photography.” This was something I thought about when I recently read that Google was making its one-hundred-and-forty-nine-dollar
Picture Stories For photographer Jim Richardson the remote islands of northwest Scotland have become like home. From the deck of the boat, the cloud-raked island of Boreray beckoned me, flanked by fanged
Want to mark this St. Patrick's Day with something beyond the usual corned beef and cabbage (which aren't so traditionally Irish anyway)? Why not mix up your menu with a tasty tray of blaas? Not blaa in