History Magazine Behind the color and music of Cinco de Mayo lies the Battle of Puebla, the 1862 victory of the Mexican people fighting to be free from colonial domination. Parades, brightly colored dresses,
The late physicist’s final contribution to science: How many universes are there? Fourteen billion years ago, in the moments after the Big Bang first set into motion all the matter and energy that would
As the writer Bill Gifford puts it: 'Ageing makes us fat, and then our fat makes us age' Your nervous system is changing, too. Reaction times are at their best around age 24 Research suggests 120 is the
Last Updated: May 2nd A great podcast is all about being able to tell a great story. The medium thrives on masterful storytellers recounting and analyzing a moment in time that may have been forgotten
Lawmakers publish all of the ads identified by Facebook as being connected to the Kremlin-linked Internet Research Agency. Russian accounts bought thousands of social media ads on hot-button U.S. issues
Tis the season, after all. It's Friday. It's also Friday the 13th. And it's also October, A.K.A. Halloweentember. You know what that means: it's time for some spoOooOooOooky science stories. Here are of
The rain began on Good Friday. It fell into the roofless ruins of Port-au-Prince's Catholic cathedral. It swirled through stalls in the market downtown. In the hills above Haiti's capital, the rain ran
Many point to unromantic 20-somethings and women’s entry into the workforce, but an overlooked factor is the trouble young men have in finding steady, well-paid jobs. TOKYO—Japan’s population is shrinking.
LOS RÍOS, Colombia — Every three months or so, Javier Tupaz, a father of six, heads downhill from his clapboard home to work in his cocaine laboratory. Under a black tent in the jungle, he shovels coca
AIN AL-ISSA, Syria — Aisha Khadad was an English teacher, a wife and mother to two small children with another on the way, when Syria’s violent convulsions caught up with her. A Syrian regime sniper’s
Know how to improvise, but try to be prepared. So you’re out in the wilderness, enjoying the fresh air and leaving civilization far behind, when suddenly your friend slips and—crack! Maybe he falls onto
The weekends are a time for relaxation and rejuvenation before another workweek starts. Taking time away from work helps with creativity, your mental health, and various other aspects of your well-being.
Human beings evolved to move. Our bodies, including our brains, were fine-tuned for endurance activities over millennia of stalking and chasing down prey. “We’ve engineered that out of our lives now,”
Diet & Fitness / Source: TODAY Contributor Most of us are trying to lose a little (or a lot) of weight. We know veggies are low in calories and high in fiber, and that your favorite grass-fed beef burger
Surprise eggs and slime are at the center of an online realm that’s changing the way the experts think about human development. Toddlers crave power. Too bad for them, they have none. Hence the tantrums
If you want an example of when SoundCloud’s mission to be a free-for-all music sharing venue collided with its desire to go mainstream, the time it accidentally banned Justin Bieber is a pretty good place
Quitting smoking, being social, and exercising more can boost your brain health. Dementia has long been thought of as an inevitable part of aging, but researchers are increasingly learning that’s not true.