As missionaries spread across the South Pacific, they attempted to wipe out local tattooing traditions—but they failed in Samoa.
Commuters interact with an elephant as he rests on a public road ahead of the annual Navam Maha Perahera festival of the historic Buddhist Gangaramaya Temple in Colombo, Sri Lanka, on February 18th, 2019.
For some, the so-called War on Christmas is about much more than a competition between religious and secular forces.
If something has been around longer, it must be better. New research suggests we hold onto that bias even in instances where quality has nothing to do with longevity.