In a new study, an easy-to-use app did just as good a job as the fancy machines in an eye doctor's office. That's a boon for people in low-income countries — and really for anyone with vision issues.
Anthropologist Barbara J. King spends a morning with an octopus in an effort to find out how to make life better for sentient, smart creatures on public view.
The British-born Nigerian actor talks about playing an American veteran in Nightingale, the reasons he stays in character for weeks at a time and his aversion to playing "the black best friend."
From a jazz-infused Spanish fandango to Afghan hip-hop and hot swing from London (by way of the Lower East Side), this month's roundup is full of surprising juxtapositions.
It used to be that summer was a time for reruns on television, but networks are now taking summer television seriously.
An Arizona high school senior tells us in her own words how growing up in two cultures helped her prepare for college.
Hear LaFarge mix old-time jazz, blues, ragtime and string-band music from the past century.
Same-sex marriage, healthcare reform and the death penalty are a few of the issues the justices will weigh in on in the next few weeks.
The Shanghai Composite Index tumbled more than 6 percent today, after hitting a historic high earlier this week.
The story of Big League Chew starts in a bullpen, where two pitchers didn't like players' habit of chewing tobacco.
Like a space opera built for two, "Transit" captures a universe of dreamy prog in keyboards and drums.
British Prime Minister David Cameron is hoping to negotiate reforms with the E.U. before the U.K. votes on whether to remain in it.
For this week's Throw Back Thursday we go back to the summer of 2009 and a stirring set of songs by The Tallest Man on Earth.
As the hurricane season is set to begin, Texas and Oklahoma are bracing for more rain and flooding. We check in with a weather expert.
Piñata Protest, this week's Alt.Latino Guest DJ, combines two sounds to make some of the coolest music in the world.
At the Criminal Justice Training Center in Burien, Wash., videos of police-involved shootings are unpacked in the classroom.
The lead singer of the mercurial rock (and funk and rap and whatever else will fit) band talks about the long path to Sol Invictus, the first Faith No More album in 18 years.
Inspired by Mexican religious art, photographer Gabriel Garcia Roman portrays queer people of color as saints and warriors.
For author Anthony Horowitz, the book is a return to the "true" James Bond. This means an unpublished scene from Ian Fleming himself — and a long-delayed reunion with a franchise favorite.
A decade ago, scientists showed that the anesthetic ketamine could relieve major depression in hours. Now, two chemical cousins of the drug are entering the late stages of clinical testing.