Culture

Checking in (and checking up) on dad this Father’s Day

Checking in (and checking up) on dad this Father’s Day

While dad may “know best” about many things, he may not realize that keeping up with simple health screenings may protect him from developing...
Driving home does take longer than driving to work in L.A. But why

Driving home does take longer than driving to work in L.A. But why?

Your evening commute in Los Angeles is probably a lot longer than your morning drive, even though it’s essentially the same trip in reverse. Now...
Who was drinking what during China’s last imperial dynasty

Who was drinking what during China’s last imperial dynasty

Drinking culture has a long history in China as depicted in this Tang dynasty painting "A Palace Concert" that shows maids imbibing during a...
Another cost of 2016 election Shorter Thanksgiving visits

Another cost of 2016 election: Shorter Thanksgiving visits

Scientists at UCLA and Washington State University are seeing America's polarization play out at the family dinner table, with Thanksgiving visits that were 30...
Hollywood silent on request to give R rating to movies with smoking

Hollywood silent on request to give R rating to movies with smoking

The silent film era ended nearly a century ago, but Hollywood is still mute when it comes to demands to change its rating system...
Sexting may lead to problematic first-time sex, study finds

Sexting may lead to problematic first-time sex, study finds

Students that sent sexually suggestive messages online before having sex for the first time were more likely to have multiple sex partners, unprotected sex,...
To Uber or not

To Uber or not? Why car ownership may no longer be a good deal

Every day there’s more news about the inevitable arrival of autonomous vehicles. At the same time, more people are using ride-hailing and ride-sharing apps, and...

What if we’re not Earth’s first big civilization?

How do we really know that there weren’t civilizations on Earth before ours? A new paper addresses this question. Imagine if, many millions of years...
Introduction of Craigslist increased prostitution across U.S.

Introduction of Craigslist increased prostitution across U.S.

As Craigslist expanded across the United States, the free classifieds website also bolstered the sex industry, according to a new study by researchers at...
Michael Jackson

Michael Jackson’s antigravity tilt—talent, magic, or a bit of both?

When was the last time you watched a Michael Jackson music video? If your answer is “never” or “not for quite a while,” you are...