Elon Musk appears on “Saturday Night Live,” causing a surreal buzz on TV and in the crypto world.
A handful of neighborhoods with histories of violence are the primary source of a recent surge in killings in Chicago, New York and elsewhere.
Setting aside one day a week for rest and prayer used to be an American tradition. In an age of constant activity, we need it more than ever.
New tools, many developed by the private sector, have the potential to thwart surveillance and disinformation by authoritarian governments.
The CEO of the Philadelphia 76ers and the New Jersey Devils thinks “we just don’t talk enough” about struggles and setbacks.
An odd film about a man and a cephalopod wins an Oscar, and offers a helpful message about the need to live in the moment.
It’s the 75th anniversary of a U.S. program to help postwar Europe, but now the packages are more likely to be goodies from attentive parents
Since the siege of Troy, getting armed forces into battle zones quickly and efficiently has made a decisive difference in warfare
The Chinese game has played many roles in the U.S., from a high-society fad to a Jewish women’s pastime to an emblem of the Asian diaspora.
New research suggests that certain primates may age faster under the pressure of achieving and maintaining elevated status.
Restrictive property covenants once helped keep people of color out of neighborhoods around America. The effects have compounded.
A super-slow throw by star pitchers and novices has re-emerged in the pandemic-tinged baseball season, with a label of murky origins.
In 1957, the U.S. rose to the challenge of the “Asian flu” with stoicism and a high tolerance for risk, offering a stark contrast with today’s approach to Covid-19.
A new exhibition by contemporary Native American artists Marie Watt and Cannupa Hanska Luger enlists the public as a partner.
An African-American businesswoman who serves as an official of Queen Elizabeth knows ‘the power of visibility.’
Altered and cloned creatures invite us to confront a future in which technology manipulates nature as never before—to save it
Next on the list of demands: an end to instant replays, $15 beers and preseason football.
Emmy Noether, a pioneer of abstract math, helped explain the theory of relativity to mathematicians.
A generation of centrists who served Democratic and Republican presidents for three decades are exiting the stage, as the administration charts a new course on spending, deficits and inflation.
The information captured by our smartphones, as well as new speech- and facial-recognition technologies, can yield invaluable insights for mental health professionals.