If cigarettes seem out of place on a drugstore shelf, how about firearms?
What would it cost to repurpose an advanced radar/GPS device to help control the speeds of trains?
For just $19.99, Jonathan Keats will sell you a one-pound lead bar that he says slows down time (by less than a nanosecond).
A new book makes the visual case for why sharks fascinate and frighten us, and for why we should save them.
John Frankenheimer's would-be blockbuster was booed at Cannes and failed commercially, but its twisted tale of a mid-life crisis was ahead of its time.
Designer Niels Diffrient was the latest in a line of masters finding new ways to adapt the material world to our bodies.
F. Scott Fitzgerald worked with an artist to create the perfect image for his novel. But jacket design seems less important now, in the era of e-readers.
F. Scott Fitzgerald's flappers also grew up in a time of plenty, but they were allowed to age out of their sybaritic image. What makes the Boomers different?
The incalculable advantages of digital innovation on the cost and quality of life
A new book about the forward-thinking 'Li'l Abner' cartoonist reminds why he had so far to fall.
We can thank the Vatican's 16th-century fresco painters for a food-history find.
The economics of superstar economists
The world is fascinated by the king's remains, found under a parking lot in Leicester. But some academics have mixed feelings about the discovery.
An old, but beautiful imaging technique preserves a lost Paris, and is itself preserved online.
Overdue recognition of a public health crisis, or one more attempt to medicalize social and political issues?
Lessons from Saint Augustine and other scholars
Today more than ever, writers need sound guidance. Ashbel Green was the gold standard.
The deep psychological explanation for media error in the hours after Newtown
It may turn out that electronic degree programs designed to make education democratic will actually only work for the elite.
Resilient, altruistic, straightforward people are most likely to feel like placebos work.