A new company is bringing the engineering savvy of rocket science to the design of the high-heeled shoe. Can stilettos that are actually comfortable to wear change centuries’ worth of symbolism?
In a culture that thinks about everything, it's a relief, sometimes, to think about nothing.
The future president is predictably diplomatic—even while discussing catfish and cornbread.
A shortage of the beloved confection will soon be upon us, analysts say. Counteracting it could involve brand-new strains of cacao.
A new app asks how much transparency you actually want in your digital communications.
Questions, and answers, about a union more than a decade in the making
Christopher Nolan is the latest filmmaker to avail himself of the spiritual setting of space.
Even a five-year age difference makes a couple 18 percent more likely to get divorced, compared to a couple born on or around the same year.
A tale of Taylor Swift, YouTube, and the the 1988 Crystal Light National Aerobic Championship
Meet the Georges Lemaître, which helped the orbiting laboratory—currently home to six humans—to avoid a potentially disastrous collision with space junk.
Disney has announced the full title of Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens. Here are the names of Episodes VIII through XXVI.
How did the concept of the spiritual guide leap from Native American tradition to Internet irony? With the help of Tumblr, the Times, and Samuel L. Jackson.
The Atlantic Technology Channel's latest call for pitches
In 1915, five years before women won the right to vote, a group of suffragettes published an Onion-worthy pamphlet.
One hundred years ago today, Mary Phelps Jacobs received a patent for the garment she had invented while preparing to go to a dance.
We've harnessed the power of the wind and the sun; the next step might be the tides.
In ads for the latest version of Apple's phone, it's always the same time. Here's why.
Before the game became a favorite at slumber parties, it was a popular activity on dates.
A third of the shrimp sold in restaurants and supermarkets are, a new study has found, misleadingly labeled.
"It’s never okay to pack anything that looks like explosives such as grenades, land mines, rocket launchers, shells, and bombs."
"100+ instances of verbal street privilege took place within 10 hours."