At the age of 20, Christopher Knight parked his car on a remote trail in Maine and walked away with only the most basic supplies. He had no plan. His chief motivation was to avoid contact with people.
The odds were stacked against Andy Warhola from the beginning. No one could have expected this socially awkward, shy young man – who as a child suffered from an illness that left him permanently self-conscious
The inventor believed unmanned machines would end all wars Nikola Tesla, the inventor, electric car company namesake, and beloved darling of the internet, had a great many visions in his mind. Among the
Picture Stories On the border of Estonia and Russia, the Setos struggle to create a modern identity from ancient beliefs On two sides of a disputed border lies a kingdom. It is young in age and ancient
Dorothy's ruby slippers could use a little more magic these days — or at least some preservationist TLC. The famous shoes from The Wizard of Oz are among the most popular items on display at the Smithsonian's
There is a new Hamilton in “Hamilton,” although President Obama and Beyoncé have seen him already. On Monday, Javier Muñoz replaces Lin-Manuel Miranda, and steps into the title role of the biggest Broadway
Video footage shows a young photographer posing a woman in front of a makeshift memorial: is it bad journalism ethics, or just the way it’s done? A young photojournalist caught on video posing a girl mourning
(CNN) — Attacks in Belgium's capital killed at least 20 people at the Maelbeek metro station and at least 10 more at the international airport on Tuesday. ISIS claimed responsibility. The first victim
At a panel discussion today at the RSA conference in San Francisco, Apple found two unlikely allies when the former heads of the NSA and Homeland Security threw their support behind encryption technologies.
London calling? Dreaming of Tuscany? It's time to book your dream European vacation. American travelers are set to save big money on trips across the pond following a sharp slide in European currencies.
NPR's Rachel Martin spoke with Martin Molin, creator of the marble machine, on Weekend Edition Sunday. You can hear their conversation at the audio link. The "Marble Machine" is a musical instrument by
The Hispanic attorney (29, Florida) ‘He has demonstrated that he is, at heart, a caring person’ On paper, I probably look like a guaranteed Cruz or Rubio vote. I’m a millennial woman, my parents immigrated
Michael Hayden was living in Korea when he found out he’d been named the new director of the National Security Agency. That night, he and his wife went to see “Enemy of the State” at the Yongsan army theater.
As we marvel at science’s latest extraordinary breakthrough, it’s also an opportunity to ponder what kind of thinker Albert Einstein was. Born two decades before the beginning of the 20th century, what
Illustrator Chloe Giordano embroiders miniaturized animals that are so thickly sewn, they take on a sculptural appearance. Her compositions consist of layers of fine, thin threads and, together, these
By Sarah Kaplan Sarah Kaplan Reporter for Speaking of Science Email Bio Follow Chris Westbury was trying to get work done, and everyone around him kept laughing. As part of a study on aphasia, a speech
Behavior With selfies full of grinning faces filling every corner of social media, it's hard to imagine we’ve ever favored any other expressions while posing for photos. Now, a new study shows the evolution
A circuit by any other name would smell as sweet Fusing machines and animals is a fairly common theme in both science and science fiction. You've heard of cyborg cockroaches, DIY cyborgs, and the Borg.
Systems of the Human Body in Schematic/Transit Map FormDepicting the complex networks of the human body in schematic form
Systems of the Human Body in Schematic/Transit Map Form Depicting the complex networks of the human body in schematic form makes a lot of sense, and designers have been doing it for a while – as the first
Science & InnovationCuriously Krulwich You wouldn’t know it, because it’s hiding down there at the bottom of the periodic table of elements, but it’s a prank—something a five-year-old might do—and the
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Emoji are standardized, but the variations across devices are enough to totally change the meaning of what you’re trying to convey. Imagine if a heart emoji sent from one person's device showed up on recipient's