A man-eating tiger that has killed 10 people in northern India is on the loose, and forestry officials have called in some experts: the local nobility.
Images meant to trick the eye, from the new book 'Optical Illusions.'
Historian Amanda Foreman looks back at soothsayers over the centuries, from the fault in Julius Caesar's stars to an epic hoax by Jonathan Swift.
Researchers at Harvard University have come up with a way of printing a vascular system that would solve a major problem with 3-D printing of human tissue.
Ezekiel J. Emanuel, a key former White House adviser, on the internal struggles to craft the Affordable Care Act—and what they tell us about today's Washington.
The Saturday Essay: From the moment that he became CEO of Apple, Tim Cook found himself in the shadow of his boss.
Springsteen's 'Kitty's Back' recalls the era of eight-tracks and night drives for Tampa Bay Rays manager Joe Maddon.
The focus of the latest series at Acquavella Galleries by the onetime 'bad boy': the heavens.
Behavioral economist Dan Ariely answers reader questions on feeling like the years are rushing by, feeling like the airlines are taking advantage and feeling great from taking garlic.
Former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych called his ouster a coup; others might say it was a revolution. A look at the history of the term coup d'état.
The lyrical song 'Hope' helps the author of 'The Hard Thing About Hard Things' win over audiences with 'simplicity and impact.'
The Lindau Gospels, the pride of J.P. Morgan's collection, is an important survivor of medieval religious and decorative art.
A study of the term jaywalking shows that the word 'jay' could be applied to careless operators of newfangled motorcars as well as unsuspecting pedestrians.
A new study involving blocks shows that 4-year-olds may actually solve some problems better than grown-ups do.
When a German author tells a compatriot about his Jewish background, she exclaims: "Oh, how exciting. A real Jew!" Daniel Johnson reviews Yascha Mounk's "Stranger in My Own Country."
Best-selling author of 'The Kiterunner' finds Ben Fountain's Iraq war novel 'rich, angry, moving and funny.'
Famous designer Dries Van Noten is represented at Paris's Les Arts Decoratifs, while Karl Lagerfeld has a show in the western Germany town of Essen.
A look at the illuminated 'Ice Castles' exhibits in Colorado, New Hampshire and Utah.
Volunteers given the pharmaceutical version of cortisol were more risk-averse than they would have been without the drug.
Studies of birds and primates show psychology of peer pressure is widespread.
The exhibition is at the Philadelphia Museum of Art until May 26.
Renaissance woodcuts from Georg Baselitz's collection are on view at London's Royal Academy.
From Oscar winners to Supreme Court justices, the famous are speaking about being humbled. Joe Queenan says, 'Who's kidding whom?'
Nationwide, college classes on dying and mortality are growing increasingly popular. They're also teaching lessons about life.
What makes humans human? A Swedish biologist has made notable progress toward answering that question, by sequencing an entire Neanderthal genome.
Also in this column: a survey of portraits in New Brunswick, N.J.
Su Shi's 'Red Cliff Meditation' (1082) re-creates an epic Chinese naval battle.
No fooling: The Hungarian Two-Tailed Dog Party uses outlandish campaign promises of eternal life and free beer to make some serious political points.
Business centers are overrun by kids playing videogames, unreconstructed Luddites and loners leading lives of quiet desperation, says Joe Queenan, and it's time to close them.
Americans in the Eternal City have revived an old tradition: a pilgrimage to the station churches of Lent.