Why do so many people—particularly women—seem to have so much on their plates?
With cars shuttling themselves about from one task to the next, cities of the future might need about a third as many vehicle as we have now, a new study finds.
... while the vast majority of songs are on iTunes and YouTube?
The average American gets about 40 minutes less sleep the night after pushing the clock ahead an hour—with measurable consequences for on-the-job safety.
Irene Greif talks to The Atlantic about her life and legacy.
A look at an obscure Louisiana tradition
The woman who developed the algorithm behind the Spanning Tree Protocol reflects on her illustrious career in math, computer science, and networking.
A remarkably frank examination of LGBT issues during the transformative decade between Stonewall and AIDS.
An angry governor shows no patience for his critics following a confrontation between Berkeley students and the National Guard.
There was more to that day than Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech.
"I think it's been the gravest kind of error," Kennedy said of the Vietnam War.
But Maryland Public Television's live comedy show Crabs had its charms
"I think that in this great society of ours," the president says, "we want to be sure that women are used as effectively as they can to provide a better life for our people, in addition to meeting their primary responsibility, which is in the home."
It's brown like chocolate, the great chef helpfully explains.
A rare recording of the Grammy-winning singer from back when she hadn't even released a single album
A rare interview with the nation's first African American Supreme Court justice
"Ladies and gentlemen, we have a press report over the wires."
A new archive is trying to digitize thousands of hours of tape from TV and radio stations across the country—before those tapes disintegrate.
20 pounds of DVDs, 319 hours of tape, 11,000 screenshots: how the ultimate binge-watching project documented the invisible culture of computing.
A glimpse of the military's future: Fewer soldiers, more autonomous vehicles.