As a boy, Andrés Ruzo heard stories of a mythical boiling river. Years later, as a geoscientist, he recounts his journey deep into the Amazon to see if the river actually exists.
Sarah Parcak is a pioneer in space archaeology. She describes her method of using satellite images to locate lost ancient sites.
Science writer Ed Yong delves into the hidden world of parasites. He describes how parasites, once inside a host's body, become masters in the craft of manipulation.
Ocean explorer Robert Ballard makes the case for exploring the deep oceans, where he is discovering new species, resources and mountain ranges.
Computer scientist Abe Davis explains how you can turn a plant or a bag of chips into a microphone, and capturing the hidden sound vibrations on a high-speed camera.
Director Jeff Nichols' new film centers on an 8-year-old boy who may or may not have special powers. Reviewer Justin Chang says Midnight Special is "a road movie that never stops moving forward."
A fairy-tale romance between a dancer from Connecticut and a young Cuban studying at Columbia turned into a political thriller — and resulted in the unlikely birth of a new art form in Cuba.
Pulitzer Prize-winner Jonathan Gold is as much a culinary anthropologist and cultural philosopher as he is a food critic. A new documentary follows him across Los Angeles.
The photographer, who died in 1989, was as controversial as he was celebrated. Now, two LA museums are exhibiting their massive joint acquisition of his archives.
Starring, and co-written by, Melissa Rauch of The Big Bang Theory, The Bronze wants to be a tale of the rare unlovable female lead, but its tilt toward redemption makes it less interesting than that.
Twenty years after the first time we met writer-director Arnaud Desplechin's protagonist, we leap backward in time to visit with him as a younger man.
Director Trey Edward Shults expands his highly praised short into Krisha, a film drawn in part from his own family's story — and starring some of his relatives as well as himself.
The third film in the Divergent series expends great effort to render the faction system on which it relies easier to understand, but that doesn't necessarily make it more entertaining.
The folks at Guinness have a polite request: Don't slurp the foamy head off their beer. It's essentially a nitrogen cap, they say, that's protecting the flavors underneath from being oxidized.
The patron saint of Ireland was born to high status in Britain, then stolen away by pirates as a teen. It's a life story with plenty of fodder to cook up an unexpected, historically inspired menu.
The characters who populate John Jodzio's new story collection are a long way from respectable — they're junkies, liars, and in one case, a tiger thief. But Jodzio treats them all with compassion.
A young nobleman leaves home and ends up joining a group of outlaws — sound familiar? No, it's not Robin Hood, it's the iconic Korean hero Hong Gildong, and it's time the rest of the world met him.
"I see the world and then I describe it," says Sara Baume. Her debut novel, Spill Simmer Falter Wither, is a "very atypical love story" between a troubled man and his adopted one-eyed dog.
A scrap of a play written in part by Shakespeare answers contemporaries who were angry that England was admitting religious refugees.
Michelle Obama announced a song Wednesday at the South by Southwest Music Festival that brings together some of the biggest female music stars in the service of girls' education globally.