The famous Persian carpet, woven by female artisans in southwestern Iran, may be going extinct. Its story can be told in spindles and whorls.
Northern Ireland is seeing a resurgence in tourism, due, ironically enough, to a TV show about political violence between kingdoms: Game of Thrones.
Our Pleistocene ancestors in southern Africa made and used glue-like adhesives as early as the Middle Stone Age.
How scientists, linguists, and activists are working together to preserve indigenous languages in the Arctic—as well as the region's biodiversity.
What tools would an alchemist use in the quest to transmute other elements into gold?
Bernie Sanders' February 2003: "On My Mind: The Patriot Act's Threat to Libraries" published in American Libraries.
A recent wave of subway slashings in New York City is an opportunity to examine the criminology and sociology behind copycat crime.
More than two thousand years ago, the Mayans of eastern Guatemala used ceramic teapots to pour themselves hot ...
Jane Jacobs, who would have been 100 today and is the focus of the Google Doodle , was a big part of why cities like New York City and Toronto look and feel
Is there an equation for happiness? And if so, can science really define it?