A museum educator gives some practical tips for viewing art and refutes the idea that museum visitors need to study ahead of time or follow a prescribed approach.
When humans unknowingly interact with and alter the natural world, the consequences can be devastating. Find out how humans introduce plants and animals to ecosystems that aren’t prepared for them and what effects these invasive species have.
Like any quest, the journey to Mars will require careful planning and many intermediate steps. Check out this timeline of stages in the process of making humans independent from our home planet.
Where do fairy tales and legends come from? At least one well-known tale is rooted in a real historic event.
A few years ago, Ron Finley decided to change his neighborhood’s lack of healthy foods. After an initial negative response from city authorities, his work is now educating and inspiring others to make positive changes through gardening.
It might be more comfortable to only hear opinions that we already agree with, but by failing to listen to each other, we’re not only increasing the political divide in America; we’re making ourselves less smart.
Survivors of natural disasters have more to deal with than simply rebuilding lost homes. Many will also suffer from PTSD: post-traumatic stress disorder.
A cancer diagnosis was once a death sentence, but researchers have developed a whole toolbox of treatments and preventative measures in recent decades. Learn about one of the most promising approaches to stopping this deadly disease.
Friendship can provide support during difficult times. But the best way to help a friend depends on that friend’s outlook.
Read this review of Revolution 2.0 to learn about Wael Ghonim’s experience and influence during the 2011 Arab Spring.
Shakespeare and puppets may not seem like a natural combination, but this theater review makes the case that puppets are the perfect metaphor for the couple at the forefront of The Tragedy of Macbeth.
An opinion columnist gives his take on how finding common ground will help the United States move forward, together.
With some decisions, we don’t have the luxury of getting all the facts and considering all the possible consequences. Here’s a split-second decision with a happy ending.
Metaphors for love tend toward the negative—from “falling” in love to being love-“struck” or “madly” in love. Writer Mandy Len Catron explores these metaphors and proposes a more positive alternative.
Why do people generally consider flying more dangerous than driving, when far more people are killed in car crashes than airline disasters? An Australian analysis of summertime fears helps you understand your own worries.
Find out about the benefits of expressing yourself in writing, and get tips on how to get started on your own journal and get the most out of it.
Read this interview with a cat expert to find out why our furry friends act the way they do toward us.
On the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr., authors, activists, and historians share their views of his legacy.
Get an overview of the injustices faced by the group of people considered by many to be the world’s most persecuted minority.
What makes an elite athlete fail just at the moment they’ve been training for since childhood? Read about the causes of “choking” and ways to prevent it.