A colorful custom that began centuries ago in Asia has spread through various countries and evolved into a celebration of joy and friendship.
The electrocution of a wild elephant in a village in northeast India illustrates how these formidable beings are experienced as both animal and deity.
The bones of 3,000-year-old sacrificial victims in China are revealing unexpected new twists.
Wrapping paper is a striptease that hides and reveals, transforming otherwise ordinary objects into gifts.
A study of cross-cultural attitudes toward mortality can help young people accept death as a part of life.
In the American Southwest, the loss of juniper trees at the hands of mining and development could cost the Hopi a crucial part of their heritage.