Why that’s good news for alien hunters Since water is one of the vital ingredients for life on Earth, scientists want to know how it got here. One theory is that the water in our solar system was created
As the Ebola outbreak gains steam, experts continue to deploy to the region. Teams from Doctors Without Borders, the World Health Organization, the U.S. military and others are in Sierra Leone, Guinea
As a founder-member with Germany, France has, for over half a century, put the construction of Europe and the taming of Germany at the heart of foreign policy. If the British have grown up on tabloid to
I'm the olive oil sommelier here at Eataly. That entails working with 92 extra virgin olive oils — all from Italy, where the olives are grown, pressed, bottled, and shipped. There's even an olive oil on
Her parents were running out of hope. Their teenage daughter, Mary, had been diagnosed with a severe case of obsessive–compulsive disorder (OCD), as well as ADHD. They had dragged her to clinics around
The United States' take-no-prisoners (or, perhaps more aptly, take-too-many-prisoners) approach to drug control has few fans in Latin America, long the most violent battleground in the U.S. war on drugs.
One key question for breaking free of consumer culture’s hamster wheel. British philosopher and writer Alan Watts (1915–1973), author of the cult-classic The Way of Zen, played a key role in popularizing
From Morocco to Mongolia, or what we can learn about climate change from Inuit whale hunters. What is it about Dutch photographers that makes them so visually eloquent at capturing the human condition?
This photo will make your heart beat a little faster with the uneasy thought of being eaten by a whale shark! Professional marine photographer Mauricio Handler captured the intense moment during a dive
As we’ve written before, the mysterious mass die-off of honey bees that pollinate $30 billion worth of crops in the US has so decimated America’s apis mellifera population that one bad winter could leave
He was a state senator then, and one of the few African Americans at the elite New York media event. Obama's frank remarks on race and how he also has been seen as someone less than who he is led journalist
How We Spend Our Days Is How We Spend Our Lives: Annie Dillard on Choosing Presence Over Productivity
“The life of sensation is the life of greed; it requires more and more. The life of the spirit requires less and less.” The meaning of life has been pondered by such literary icons as Leo Tolstoy (1904),
For Percival Zhang, growing up in China meant learning to appreciate just how critical a stable food supply is to avoiding social unrest and disasters like famine. When he became an associate professor