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?
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.
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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."
On this day 45 years ago, the ARPANET was born.
A video brings the logic of "ask me anything" to the experience of women's commutes.
The meringue-y sandwich cookies—airy, dainty, gluten-free, and high-maintenance—are "the new cupcake" the nation has been waiting for.
Ebola is a disease that preys on human connection. To fight it, new technologies are attempting to industrialize human distance.
Switzerland will petition the United Nations to include its signature singing style as an "intangible" site of human culture.
NASA has collected clips of some of the best moments in humans' exploration of the world beyond Earth.
This is what globalization looks like.
This morning, the singer released "Track 3"—eight seconds of silence. Was it a mistake, or a super-profound commentary on the contemporary condition?