Over two centuries removed from the American Revolution, it’s easy to forget that colonists had to make a choice—stick with British rule or fight for independence?
On the occasion of a new film adaptation of W.W. Jacobs’s classic tale, a reviewer digs into what makes this “be careful what you wish for” lesson so memorable.
Read about how a high school student turned her interest in fashion into a club that helps students express themselves.
When you’re thinking about starting your first job, you might be worried that you don’t have the skills you need. But some of the most-wanted skills employers look for are ones you can develop now.
While it makes sense that people would fear heights or venomous creatures, some phobias seem downright bizarre.
Find out how a group of immigrants from all over the world are working to overcome the obstacles that would prevent them from contributing meaningfully to their new home.
The poet Walt Whitman wrote extensively about the Civil War, although he did not fight in it. Find out what he was doing during those five pivotal years.
Find out about the range of recent extreme weather events worldwide.
Cellphones are clearly a distraction for teen drivers, but they’re only part of the problem.
Historian Laurence Rees asks readers to consider the warnings of the Holocaust and how his insights might apply in the 21st century.
There’s definitely one of the tales of the Brothers Grimm that you’ve never heard, because it was developed using artificial intelligence after analyzing their works. Find out what that’s all about and why stories about princesses and shepherds still capture us.
If you think an octopus is just a weird, creepy sea creature, think again. An octopus is as intelligent as a dog!
It may seem like you’re a long way away from being able to have a job, but it’s not too early to start considering whether you should work when you’re in high school.
Even though you know that what you’re seeing onscreen isn’t real, your brain can react to a horror movie as though it is.
Like many Germans, the young Scholl siblings opposed the Nazi government; unlike many, they put their lives on the line to fight back.
As if her work leading people out of slavery through the Underground Railroad weren’t amazing enough, Harriet Tubman also served a crucial military role during the Civil War.
In this interview, the author of the book Beyond Words: How Animals Think and Feel discusses examples of animals showing intelligence and empathy.
Each fall, the prestigious Nobel Prizes are awarded. Over the history of the awards, a substantial percentage of winners for the United States weren’t born here.
While still a teenager, Boyan Slat of the Netherlands founded the Ocean Cleanup to address the environmental disaster of plastic marine debris. Now one of his ideas is being put into action. But will it work?
Learn about how athletes in this extreme sport train and overcome their fear.