Social SciencesThe social sciences study cultural artifacts, innovations, language and behaviors to discover how humans relate to each other and to society
Less than a decade after their first contact with the outside world, the volatile Korubo of the Amazon still live in almost total isolation. Their fiercest champion, Indian tracker Sydney Possuelo, is trying to keep their world intact. But how long can he, and they, hold out?
April 2005 | By Paul Raffaele
Jerry Seinfeld's silly, frilly prop takes its place in television history
March 2005 | By Owen Edwards
Archaeologists in Virginia found the footprint of a red brick building lost in the mid-19th century
October 2004 | By Clay Risen
After the Revolutionary War, ships from a little Massachusetts seaport brought the new nation wares from China and the mysterious East
June 2004 | By Doug Stewart
In 1964 a psychedelic placard heralded the arrival of counterculture guru Ken Kesey and his entourage to America's cities
June 2004 | By Owen Edwards
What does the Dalai Lama have to teach psychologists about joy and contentment?
May 2004 | By Chip Brown
An artifact from the doomed ocean liner evokes that catastrophic night in April 1912
April 2004 | By Owen Edwards
Who built them and why? An amateur archaeologist tries to get to the bottom of some astonishing structures in Tibet and Sichuan Province, China
April 2004 | By Richard Stone
Archeologists uncover an early American settlement that history forgot
February 2004 | By Myron Beckenstein
Is that a scowl or just disgust? Facial expressions can be harder to interpret than most of us realize, but help is on the way. Read on
January 2004 | By Richard Coniff
Master horologist John Metcalfe keeps on ticking
December 2003 | By Patrick Cooke
Exquisite art and artifacts from the world's earliest civilization are dazzling visitors to New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art
August 2003 | By Richard Covington
For 100 years, Harleys have fueled our road-warrior fantasies
August 2003 | By Robert F. Howe
As archaeologists worldwide help recover looted artifacts, they worry for the safety of the great sites of early civilization.
June 2003 | By Andrew Lawler
Research suggests the so-called brutes fashioned tools, buried their dead, maybe cared for the sick and even conversed. But why, if they were so smart, did they disappear?
June 2003 | By Joe Alper
Senate staffers come across a historic treasure in a dusty storage room
June 2003 | By Philip Kopper
Where do you put all those treasures?
June 2003 | By Lawrence M. Small
It took Margaret Mead to understand the two nations separated by a common language
June 2003 | By Patrick Cooke
A writer and photographer crisscross a nation ravaged by a quarter century of warfare to inventory its most sacred treasures
February 2003 | By Rob Schultheis
The 5,000-plus-year-old Neolithic man discovered a decade ago is telling scientists how he lived and died
February 2003 | By Bob Cullen