Aftershock: How Terrorism Sways Politics
In Germany, it’s Pegida. In Greece, Golden Dawn. And in France, it’s the National Front. Fueled by fear, Europe’s far-right political movements are...
An Ecuadorian prep-chef explains how he’s become one of the fastest marathon runners in New York City.
Rita Ascione is one of the last living residents of the Lower East Side building that is now the Tenement Museum. She recently returned with her da...
Surviving an ISIS Massacre
ISIS massacred hundreds of Iraqi military recruits in June 2014. Ali Hussein Kadhim survived. This is his improbable story. [Includes graphic images.]
N.F.L. Combine Camp
At Prolific Athletes in Carlsbad, Calif., Ryan Flaherty uses the latest exercise science to prepare N.F.L. draft prospects like Johnny Manziel, Mik...
Kiev: Triage in Crisis
In the Ukrainian capital, triage centers have sprung up around Independence Square, where dozens of people have died in the fighting.
Germany’s Coal Addiction
Germany is in the midst of an unprecedented shift to renewable energy, but is still dependent on brown coal. The village of Atterwasch may become a...
Things You Don’t Know: Short Track
Short-track speedskating has been an Olympic event since 1992, but the competitors say that much remains unknown about the high-paced sport.
ScienceTake: War of the Ants
Tawny crazy ants are replacing the notorious fire ant with the help of a never-before-seen chemical defense.
Cate Blanchett’s True ‘Jasmine’
In “Blue Jasmine,” Cate Blanchett plays a wealthy socialite who has to start over again. The character is both palatable and unpalatable, Ms. Blanc...
Olympic Dreams, Financial Reality
The 2014 Olympics in Sochi are estimated to be the most expensive yet. While host cities hope the games will bring in a profit, they have more ofte...
From ‘Breaking Bad’ to Broadway
Bryan Cranston visits the New York Times photo archive in preparation for his role as President Lyndon B. Johnson in the Broadway play “All the Way.”
Training to Bobsled
Chris Fogt is a U.S. Olympic Team bobsledder. He demonstrates some of the exercises in his workout, which is designed to improve the skills his spo...
Facebook, by the Numbers
Started at Harvard in 2004 as a way for college students to connect with each other, Facebook over 10 years has evolved into a global icon.
The Science of Snowmaking
At the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, 230 million gallons of water have been used to make snow for skiing and snowboarding competitions. Machine...
Madden NFL: The 33rd Team
A group of athletes, animators and technicians use motion capture technology to make the football video game Madden NFL as realistic as possible fr...
What’s in It: Protein Bars
Protein bars offer convenience, but they can also contain as much sugar as a candy bar and the calorie count of an entire meal.
The Wizards of Odds
An inside look at how oddsmakers in Las Vegas pull in $100 million on Super Bowl Sunday.
Think Back: The State of the Response
The president’s State of the Union address may look the same on television year after year, but the responses usually offer more variety and entert...
Caroline Shaw: 'Improvisation'
The Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Caroline Shaw performs an improvised piece with violin, voice and a loop station.
Working Out With a Speedskater
The workout for Eddy Alvarez, a United States Olympic Team short track speedskater, is designed in part to keep his body balanced even though he re...