France's Atos to Buy Xerox IT Unit

Computer-services company Atos will buy Xerox’s information technology outsourcing business for $1.05...

December 19, 2014

F.B.I. Offers Evidence Tying North Korea to Sony Attack

The bureau said there were significant similarities between the cyberattack that debilitated Sony Pictures...

December 19, 2014

Roche Hit by Failure of Cancer Drug Trial

Roche said a late-stage study of its breast cancer drug Kadcyla failed to yield superior results to an existing...

December 19, 2014


A Socialist in 2016? For Bernie Sanders, at Least, It’s a Question Worth Asking

A presidential nomination for Mr. Sanders, an independent Vermont senator, may seem far-fetched, but he does...

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


First Draft: Today in Politics

President Obama will hold a news conference before leaving for a two-week vacation in Hawaii, and the questioning...

December 19, 2014

Russia to Seek 10-Year Sentence for Putin Critic

Aleksei A. Navalny, a prominent opposition figure, and his brother, Oleg, were accused of stealing almost...

December 19, 2014

Dozens of Militants Killed in Pakistan in Wake of Taliban Attack on School

Pakistani forces stepped up operations against insurgents near the Afghan border after 148 students and staff...

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 West to East

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

My Brother Was Almost Deported

In an address last month, President Obama announced an executive order to redirect government resources...

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

Could Bacteria Help Convict Rapists?

Could the trillions of bacteria living on the human body help identify and convict rapists? That's the question...

December 19, 2014

Is Protecting Gun Rights Really a Growing Priority for Americans?

The PEW Research Center released a survey this month suggesting that for the first time in two...

December 19, 2014


 

What will the U.S. do now?

U.S. officials have said the government will retaliate for the attacks, and the White House said the response...

December 19, 2014

Fast-food worker given $10k mink coat

A customer at a Texas fast food restaurant gave her mink coat to an employee after she paid her a compliment....

December 19, 2014

11 hotels we can't wait to check into

These fabulous new properties will make you want to rethink your upcoming holiday plans.

December 19, 2014


Russian warplane intercepts

December 19, 2014

Obama and Putin: Frosty to frozen

The tanking Russian economy seems to be doing little to encourage President Vladimir Putin to repair...

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

After Pakistan Attack, 'the Smallest Coffins Are the Heaviest'

Yesterday morning, seven militants from the Pakistani Taliban entered a school in Peshawar, Pakistan,...

December 17, 2014

When Helping Rape Victims Hurts a College’s Reputation

The day after Rolling Stone published its now-notorious feature about a gruesome fraternity gang rape...

December 17, 2014