The 'Girl Stunt Reporters' Of The Late 19th Century

Writing under pseudonyms, the so-called girl stunt reporters of the late 19th century played a major role in exposing the nation's ills.

Stigmas And Politics Are Getting In The Way Of Effective HIV Prevention

Truvada, an effective antiretroviral, emerged as an HIV preventative 4 years ago. A recent study paints a familiar picture — communities at risk don't have the access to it they deserve.

The Victorian Era's Strange Love Of Disembodied Hands

Victorian-era England's odd fascinations run deep. In addition to a fondness for palm reading, Victorians loved incorporating delicate, grasping hands in their tchotchkes and dinnerware... for some reason.

Dance, Dance Revolution

As hip-hop dance goes global, these kids are competing to be the best in the world.

The Other Sister

As many as 700,000 adults in the US with a disability like autism live with parents or another family member who’s at least 60 years old. What happens when those caregivers are gone? One sibling confronts her past and likely future.

A Toronto Man's Fight For Secular Alcoholics Anonymous Groups

The GTA Intergroup, a central organizing hub for AA groups in Toronto, has essentially kicked out all atheist groups who have changed traditional AA language by taking out the word "God" from the Twelve Steps.

Inside Trump Tower, Where Trump Is Already King

The shiny skyscraper, 10 stories shorter than Trump claims, is a monument to the man’s bronzed and exaggerated style.

Home Is Where The Hearse Is

Four generations of the Zarzycki family have lived behind or above their funeral home, starting with founder Agnes Zarzycki, the first woman funeral director of Polish descent in Chicago. Today, 101-year-old Zarzycki Manor Chapels is still run by women, who are upholding old traditions  —  like conducting funeral services in Polish  —  while bringing in new ideas to keep their business going for the next century.

Apple's Profits Fall For First Time In 15 Years After iPhone Sales Decline

The Silicon Valley company, which had bounced back from near bankruptcy in 1997 to become the world’s most valuable company today, told investors on Tuesday night that it had sold $215.6 billion worth of iPhones, Watches, Mac computers and other products in the last year.

Silicon Valley Is Coming For Your Lunch

How we eat is already being "disrupted" by tech in various ways. A new service is looking recommend meals and deliver you food... after they analyze your DNA.

These Iguanas Have Been Hiding In Plain Sight On The Galápagos For Years

For a long time, researchers thought there were just two types of Galápagos iguanas. When they discovered a third at Plaza Sur, they basically did a double-take.

The Power Pose... Might Not Be That Powerful

Can a simple idea, once absorbed into the maw of the workplace-advice industry, survive even when the science doesn't hold up?

Inside The Machine That Will Turn Your Corpse Into Compost

When you die, do you want to be buried or cremated? If the architect Katrina Spade gets her Urban Death Project to work, you might have a third option: compost.

Can Donald Trump Grow A Beard? An Investigation

Thanks to the wonders of high-definition photography, though, there’s no reason for us to keep feeling around in the dark for Trump’s face fuzz.

My Journey Into The Heart Of Brooklyn Parrot Country

What can be more important than brunch on a Saturday? An urban safari to see NYC's wild Monk Parakeets.