This non-exhaustive list of readings on the role of guns in US history and society introduces the field as a subject of scholarly inquiry.
Government can regulate air quality. But some policies on smoke might be self-defeating.
Why did the Russian tsar seek to ban beards?
The promise of commercial spaceflight raises questions about how untrained travelers will endure the extreme hostility of space.
The mountain cat’s cries, like Dolly Parton’s famous songs, carry the diverse voices of rural Appalachia.
Why is cork so strongly associated with bottle stoppers? The answer goes back centuries.
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder has been a controversial diagnosis since it was first described, back in the 1940s.
Well-researched stories from Atlas Obscura, Psyche, and other great publications that bridge the gap between news and scholarship.
Decades before Motown ruled the radio, labels like Black Swan and Black Patti put out records that didn't stereotype African American music.
It seems that every summer brings record temperatures. But there's more to a heat wave than daytime highs.