A new study from Iceland confirms that a shorter workweek improves productivity.
In some countries, people want more freedom of speech. In others, they feel that there is too much.
When the mutual relatives of two royal families died, the countries were likelier to go to war.
A cartogram makes it easy to compare regional and national GDPs at a glance.
American universities used to be small centers of rote learning, but three big ideas turned them into intellectual powerhouses.
A new study provides a possible scientific explanation for the existence of stories about ancient saints performing miracles with water.
An artificial island in the North Sea is the biggest building project ever in Danish history - and could pave the way for many more.
James Gillray's 'plumb-pudding' caricature is "probably the most famous political cartoon of all time."
The European currency features buildings that didn't exist, until Spijkenisse made them in concrete
The chariot survived ancient eruptions and modern-day looters to become a part of the world heritage site.
Despite overall increase over the past 20 years, share of women in science and engineering falls in some European countries
For a purely binary choice, wearing a ring either on the left or right hand can say a lot about the wearer.
Anastasia lives alone in perfect harmony with nature – or so the story goes – and nature serves her devotedly.
Poland has become an increasingly unwelcoming place for the LGBTQ community. Fifty diplomats hope to change that.
"Nothing but naked people: fat ones, thin ones, old, young…"
Alexandre Dumas' famous anecdote about Fake News in the 1800s has a surprising twist.
The Baltic nation rolls out an unlikely tourist attraction: 47 weird ice cream flavors.
Maps show the oldest company in (nearly) every country – and a few interesting corporate trends.
A man's skeleton, found facedown with his hands bound, was unearthed near an ancient ceremonial circle during a high speed rail excavation project.