CultureShared traditions, belief systems and values among a social group
Perhaps the lack of fish food even explains the orientation of Easter Island's famous statues, which face inwards toward the islanders' food source
October 02, 2013 | By Rachel Nuwer
What is it about that slice of cheesy goodness that makes it such an appealing subject for these artists?
October 01, 2013 | By Vicky Gan
In his new book, art historian and author Paul Koudounaris elucidates the macabre splendor and tragic history of Europe’s catacomb saints
October 01, 2013 | By Rachel Nuwer
Smithsonian Secretary G. Wayne Clough previews a new exhibit at the American Art Museum
October 2013 | By G. Wayne Clough, Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution
Pittsburgh’s Conflict Kitchen has a global menu, with dishes from countries that have diplomatic problems with the U.S.
October 2013 | By Joseph Stromberg
We asked bakers for their tips on how to get consistently excellent whole wheat loaves
September 25, 2013 | By Alastair Bland
Out-of-date food is often still good to eat, and this man wants to sell it to you
September 24, 2013 | By Colin Schultz
China says it's purchased 3 million hectares of Ukrainian farming land, but Ukraine says it has no intention of selling land to China
September 24, 2013 | By Rachel Nuwer
Lox didn't originate in New York City. Nor did bagels. But putting them together, that is a distinctly New York Creation
September 23, 2013 | By Rose Eveleth
Beyond the scarecrow and the conveyer belts, where is the line between truth and fiction in the viral video?
September 20, 2013 | By Twilight Greenaway
At first doctors thought he was lying and drinking in private, but it turns out that his stomach was actually brewing beer
September 20, 2013 | By Rose Eveleth
While we all have a communal sense of how pirates talked, our sense of how pirates ate lies, by comparison, in uncharted waters. They had to survive on more than a bottle of rum.
September 19, 2013 | By Jesse Rhodes
Using videos of thirsty customers lining up for bar-side drinks, they created algorithm equivalents for "I want a drink" body language
September 18, 2013 | By Rachel Nuwer
Two cups of flour, a nice zinfandel, a pinch of sun-dried tomatoes, and 3 chopped squirrels
September 17, 2013 | By Colin Schultz
As much as researchers themselves want to believe that breakfast helps people lose weight or keep it off, the evidence is far from conclusive
September 16, 2013 | By Rachel Nuwer
6.6 million children died before their first birthday last year, but the good news is that number is going down
September 13, 2013 | By Colin Schultz
The fleur de sel has long been a trademark of French culinary craftsmanship, but now Oregon’s Ben Jacobsen may have produced a salt crystal that competes with the best
September 13, 2013 | By Bonnie Tsui
Follow in Darwin's footsteps, starting on San Cristobal Island and then venturing to Floreana Island and North Seymour Island
September 13, 2013 | By Rachel Nuwer
Today, the fish can sell for hundreds of thousands of dollars each. But just 45 years ago, big bluefin tuna were caught for fun, killed and ground into pet food
September 11, 2013 | By Alastair Bland
Where is the world's biggest pistachio?
September 10, 2013 | By K. Annabelle Smith