The word’s evolution makes a nice metaphor for the rise of American individualism—and the decline of trust in American institutions.
The massive shopping center, to celebrate its 25th anniversary, wants to bring on an artist—to write in the mall, about the mall, and for the mall.
The corporate behemoth just opened a brick-and-mortar store in Seattle—a retail space that aims to be not just a bookseller, but a place for community.
Grasses—green, neatly trimmed, symbols of civic virtue—shaped the national landscape. They have now outlived their purpose.
The surprisingly ancient and global etymology of a racially charged epithet.
The machine is the result not just of changing laws, but of technological progress.
This year, winning took 601,736 lights.
The first paintings made by human hands, new research suggests, were outlines of human hands.
It might not be completely the fault of competition, but the city's taxi drivers are making far fewer trips than they were just a few years ago.
Behold, the wonders of petrichor.
For a century and a half, The New York Times has been earnestly—and hilariously—defining the evolving language of cities.
An astronaut aboard the ISS takes a photograph capturing the violence raging on one part of Earth.
A rogue wave and a lot of plastic octopi shed light on the workings of ocean currents.
British Airways has revealed the Turducken of in-flight entertainment.
That innocuous little device atop your TV has a surprisingly large carbon footprint.
The restaurant chain has already installed 45,000 tablet ordering stations nationwide.
Apple's foray into "the Internet of Things" is less about the things, and more about the Internet.
Space agencies across the planet launch the most ambitious plan yet to understand how the world's water works.
Long-distance digits long ago shed their monetary worth, but they gained something else in its place: cultural value.
Watch the "Pineapple Express" make its way from Hawaii to the West Coast.
Today in selfie sadness: images that treat sleeping humans as architecture.