Two Police Officers Shot in Their Patrol Car in Brooklyn

The officers are in critical condition after the shooting in Bedford-Stuyvesant, a deputy chief said,...

December 20, 2014

U.S. Asks China to Help Rein In Korean Hackers

As part of its response to the cyberattack on Sony Pictures, the Obama administration has asked China...

December 20, 2014

Six Militants Killed in U.S. Drone Attacks in Pakistan

The first strike since Taliban fighters killed 148 people, mostly schoolchildren, in a brutal attack...

December 20, 2014


Russia Denounces New Round of Western Sanctions

Russia on Saturday derided the United States, Canada and Europe for another set of economic sanctions...

December 20, 2014

China's Xiaomi Valued at More Than $45 Billion

Xiaomi is raising more than $1 billion in its latest round of funding, valuing the fast-growing Chinese...

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

Falling Oil Prices Could Affect Supply, Pemex CEO Says

Mexico’s Pemex, buffeted by the recent drop in oil prices, plans to offer international oil companies...

December 20, 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

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

Republican Senators Aren't Sold on Jeb Bush

The 2016 presidential race began to heat up this week with former Florida Governor Jeb Bush announcing...

December 19, 2014

We Should Respond to North Korea. But What If We Can't?

Over at the all-new New Republic, Yishai Schwartz sounds the usual old-school New Republic war drums...

December 19, 2014


 

2 New York police officers shot

Two New York police officers were shot ambush-style Saturday as they sat in their patrol car in Brooklyn,...

December 20, 2014

Madonna songs leak. She fights back.

Madonna releases six songs off her new album 'Rebel Heart' after early versions of her songs were leaked...

December 20, 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


 

Obama's immigration action addresses 'huge' uncertainty for many students

President Obama's executive action not only expands the number of students who can apply for deferred...

December 20, 2014

EPA chief Gina McCarthy to GOP Congress: bring it on (+video)

EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy said Monday that Americans want President Obama to take action on climate...

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