What Made Leonardo da Vinci a Genius?

Hint: The great Italian artist was interested in everything. Today, the term “genius” is bandied about to describe pop stars, stand-up comedians, and even footballers. But Leonardo da Vinci earned the description, explains Walter Isaacson in his lavishly illustrated new biography of the great Italian artist. From iconic paintings—“Mona Lisa” and “The Last Supper”—to designsRead More

Why Your Dog Eats Poop, and Other Odd Pet Behavior Explained

Experts weigh in on some of the strange habits of cats and dogs. From dogs that demonstrate decidedly odd tastes in treats to cats that think outside the litter box, pets can exhibit some seriously strange behavior. This week, we asked the pros to field questions from readers wondering about their pets’ peculiar habits. THERead More