The ancient Mayan archaelogical site of Copan, in Honduras, one of the most important cities of mayan civilization. UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Researchers Discover Unknown Ancient City in Honduras

An expedition has identified the ruins of an unknown city in a remote part of Honduras.
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The Coca-Cola Wars: Can Anybody Really Tell the Difference?

While few people can reliably discern any difference in a blind taste test, Coca-Cola is winning in its branding war with Pepsi.
Young girl's hand touches and holds an old woman's wrinkled hands.

Medically Assisted Suicide, Christianity, and Confucius

The debate on medically assisted suicide often pits Christian and secular liberal values against each other.
Photo of a young boy spending summer vacation with his two moms on the beach.

Should Sperm Donors Have Visitation Rights?

A lesbian couple from New Jersey now find their most intimate decisions at the center of a precedent-setting appeal about sperm donor visitation rights.

The Value of Women’s Colleges: A View from the 1930s

Sweet Briar College's decision to shut its doors has put a spotlight on the decline of women's colleges.

Poor Kids, Social Mobility, and Their Contexts

A different angle on the issue of poor kids in America and abroad in an issue of Ethos

Digging into Paleoindian History

Readings on the Paleoindian period.

Teaching Facts and Values in Public Schools

For most of the country's history, teaching "moral facts" was the main duty of the public schools.

Fraternities, Sororities, and Racism

Complex racial dynamics affect members of non-white fraternities even when they didn't involve explicit racism.