The Fall of Adam, Reversed

The 15th century marble statue of Adam, by Venetian sculptor Tullio Lombardo has been restored by the Metropolitan Museum.
Project Implicit Racial Prejudice

Project Implicit Reveals Your Hidden Prejudice

Professor Anthony Greenwald invented the Implicit Association Test that can tap into our implicit feelings about race. What happens when people take it?

The Italian-American Immigration Experience

As President Obama prepares to move forward on immigration reform, the debate over the role of immigrants in US society is ramping up.

Tele(phone)kinesis

In a scene straight out of science fiction, a student in Washington lifted another student’s hand—with a thought.
Cuban Born Baseball Players

Cuban-Born Baseball Players Hit the Major League

Baseball, politics, and nationalism are all at play when it comes to Cuban MLB players.

Kicking Back, Gladiator Style

Gladiators drank a concoction of vinegar and ashes to stay bulky for battle.

What’s in a Name? Probably not Avery Fisher

In 1973 billionaire industrialist Avery Fisher donated $10.5 million to Lincoln Center. The money went to renovate Philharmonic Hall.

Life with Lava

Lava from the Kīlauea volcano in Hawaii has been used to answer questions about life on Mars.

A New Species of Frog Sings in New York City

A new species of frog has been identified in the wilds of New York City

How to Catch a Comet

Last week, the European Space Agency (ESA) successfully landed an unmanned probe (Philae) on a comet, a feat heretofore unmatched in human history