Panel to Advise Against Penalty for C.I.A.’s Computer Search

A panel investigating the agency’s search of a computer network used by staff members of the Senate...

December 20, 2014

St. Louis County Prosecutor Says Actions on Ferguson Were Correct

Robert P. McCulloch defended his office’s presentation of the Michael Brown case to a grand jury and his decision...

December 20, 2014

U.S. Declares Bank and Auto Bailouts Over, and Profitable

A final sale of stock from what was once General Motors’ finance arm closed a turbulent chapter of the financial...

December 20, 2014


Sued by Google, a State Attorney General Retreats

The search giant accused the official, Jim Hood, of violating federal law in his efforts to get it to remove...

December 19, 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

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


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

Los Angeles, as a Pedestrian

Seeing the city from the sidewalk, not the freeway, opens a visitor to quiet wonders that would be lost...

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


 

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

The States Sparring Over Legal Weed

Just weeks before the one-year anniversary of legal marijuana in Colorado, the state's status as breaker...

December 19, 2014

The U.S. Made $15 Billion From Bailouts

The Treasury Department announced on Friday morning that with the sale of its nearly 55 million remaining...

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

Travel Chronicles, From East to West

Everyone has got lots of things to think about at the end of a year. But I wanted to note things we've...

December 19, 2014

Who Said What? The 2014 News Quiz

From the Ice Bucket Challenge to ISIS, 2014 was a busy year. Ebola ransacked West Africa, Scotland almost...

December 19, 2014


 

Stolen paintings worth $12M recovered

December 20, 2014

One man does what he can

For most of the people who pass by Moustafa Mohamad, what's happening in parts of Iraq and Syria under...

December 20, 2014

Key Taliban commander killed

Pakistani security forces said they killed several Taliban insurgents in clashes in and around Peshawar...

December 20, 2014


DUI charge in fatal crowd crash

A 56-year-old Southern California woman was charged Friday with driving intoxicated into a crowd exiting...

December 20, 2014

Obama calls on women only

President Barack Obama made a decision to call on only female reporters during his 2014 year-end press...

December 20, 2014

Best places to see Christmas lights

Christmas in the United States is a combination of traditions from around the world.

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

Terrorist Attacks on Schools Have Soared in the Past 10 Years

Tuesday’s attack on an army-run school in Peshawar, which claimed the lives of 132 children and nine...

December 17, 2014