Castro Thanks U.S. but Affirms Cuba’s Communist Rule

In a speech on Saturday, President Raúl Castro thanked President Obama for “a new chapter” while...

December 20, 2014

In a Break From Partisan Rancor, Ohio Moves to Make Elections More Competitive

The Ohio House gave final approval last week to a plan to draw voting districts for the General Assembly...

December 20, 2014

A Scourge Is Spreading. M.T.A.’s Cure? Dude, Close Your Legs.

It is the bane of many female subway riders, a practice with a name almost as off-putting as the act itself:...

December 20, 2014


Four Afghans Released From Guantánamo Bay

Four men held at the American military prison at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, have been sent home to Afghanistan,...

December 20, 2014

13 Gay Bakeries Refuse to Make Traditional Marriage Cake With the Message: 'Gay Marriage Is Wrong'

Despite anti-discrimination laws in many states that require Christian bakery owners to bake cakes for same-sex...

December 19, 2014

Atheist Sam Harris Attacks Accomplished NIH Scientist Dr. Francis Collins for Being Christian

theist author and activist Sam Harris has taken aim at the head of the National Institutes of Health,...

December 19, 2014


Wall Street Needs to Calm Down and Take Some Deep Breaths

Punched walls, broken phones, thrown pens, and slammed doors. Those are all tactics allegedly employed...

December 19, 2014

M.F.A.s: An Increasingly Popular, Increasingly Bad Financial Decision

There's an argument that's gained traction in recent years in vastly different fields, and it's don't...

December 19, 2014

A Downbeat Legacy for James Brown

Nearly eight years after the singer died, his disputed will remains mired in lawsuits, and a trust set up for needy...

December 13, 2014


 

North Korea Pleads Innocent to Hack

North Korea said on Saturday that U.S. accusations indicating it was involved in a cyberattack on Sony...

December 20, 2014

Unbroken: POW Set to Capture Hearts on Big Screen

Louis Zamperini's incredible story of courage has captured hearts and minds around the world. Now the Olympian...

December 20, 2014

Testy Exchange Outside Hearing for Accused Boston Bomber

Jury selection begins January 5 for the accused Boston marathon bomber, Dzokar Tsarnaev. 

December 20, 2014


The Audacity of Scolding Sony

The accepted story of President Obama in the six weeks since the November elections is that he's been...

December 19, 2014

Sean Penn on Sony Pulling "The Interview": This Sends ISIS an "Invitation"

Actor and activist Sean Penn, no surprise, has some thoughts about the Sony hacking and the movie studio's...

December 19, 2014

The Alarming Research Behind New York's Fracking Ban

The battle over untapped natural gas in New York State seems to have hit a crescendo. Following an extensive...

December 19, 2014


 

Pacific storm: Early holiday woe

Another Pacific storm is expected to pound the West Coast this weekend and could unleash flash flooding,...

December 20, 2014

How to fight back at Taliban

When I saw these words on Twitter, I couldn't help but put down my tablet: "They say the smallest coffins...

December 20, 2014

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December 20, 2014


McCain: America the vulnerable

John McCain says the Obama administration and Congress, must develop and fund a comprehensive cyber-strategy...

December 20, 2014

2,400 beds for immigrants in Texas

The Department of Homeland Security this week announced it is opening the largest immigrant family detention...

December 20, 2014

NY's bad move on fracking

"I consider the people of New York my patients," acting New York Health Commissioner Howard Zucker said...

December 20, 2014


 

The Problem With Praising Famous Scientists

In 1911, Albert Einstein penned a letter to Marie Curie in which he told her to stay strong in the face...

December 20, 2014

The Anti-Plagiarism Machine

Every day, researchers add hundreds of new papers to ArXiv, the massive public database of scientific...

December 19, 2014

Time's Up for 'Timeout'

At the end of a gravel road in the Chippewa National Forest of northern Minnesota, a group of camp counselors...

December 19, 2014


Photos of the Week: 12/13-12/19

This week we have Santa Claus on a zip line in Brazil, a replica White House in Erbil, Iraq, freezing...

December 19, 2014

Orange Is the New Class

The show is as riveting as it is enlightening, humorous as it is dark. From its raw lesbianism and gnawing...

December 19, 2014

Students Are Bankrolling Public Colleges Now More Than Ever Before

Thanks to state and federal grants, public colleges and universities have historically been the most...

December 18, 2014


Mythbusters: Teaching Through Wonder—and Failure

When I set out to write about unconventional educators, the first person on my wish list was Adam Savage....

December 18, 2014

Winners of the 2014 National Geographic Photo Contest

National Geographic Magazine just announce the winners of this year's photo contest. The Grand Prize...

December 18, 2014

Will Malaysia's Bold Education Goals Help It Become a Developed Nation?

Malaysia has only been independent from Britain since 1957, but its trajectory towards development has been...

December 18, 2014