Google Files Suit Against Mississippi Attorney General

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

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

Obama Defends Cuban Opening but Faults Sony Over Movie in Year-End News Conference

The president rejected critics who say he should not have opened relations with Cuba because of its human...

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

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

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

The Diplomatic Life: It's Not All Striped Trousers and Sips of Tea

Yesterday I did a brief compare-and-contrast on the U.S. decision to normalize relations with the People's...

December 18, 2014

When Toy Guns Look Real

Updated December 18, 4:20 p.m. In the minutes before a police officer shot 12-year-old Tamir Rice in Cleveland...

December 18, 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

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


My Brother Was Almost Deported

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

December 19, 2014

When Cops Don't Know the Law

My primary emotion when I think of law-enforcement officers is profound gratitude that they did not shoot...

December 17, 2014

 

Whataburger worker gets $10k ...

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

December 20, 2014

Eastern Air Lines is back in the air

"America's favorite way to fly" has returned.

December 20, 2014

Sony releases a new statement

CNN's Brian Stelter reads a new statement from Sony Pictures about the potential release of "The Interview." ...

December 19, 2014


Astronaut prints 3-D wrench in space

This week, thanks to 3-D printing, astronaut and ISS Commander Barry "Butch" Wilmore, had a wrench he needed...

December 19, 2014

Listeria outbreak

A sweet treat has turned potentially deadly for dozens of people in multiple states.

December 19, 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