Phillip Hughes, Australian Cricket Star, Dies After Being Hit by Ball

Mr. Hughes’s death, in what was called a freakish accident, drew expressions of grief, shock and disbelief...

November 27, 2014

Suicide Bomber Attacks British Embassy Vehicle in Kabul

The blast, which an official said left three people dead and dozens wounded, was the latest in an escalating...

November 27, 2014

Coca-Cola, SABMiller Strike New Africa Deal

Coca-Cola and SABMiller have struck a new multimillion-dollar brand and bottling deal as the companies,...

November 27, 2014


Rémy Cointreau Profit Hurt by China

Rémy Cointreau said net profit fell 25% in the first half of its financial year as the French drinks...

November 27, 2014

Australian Cricketer Dies After Strike to Head

Australian cricketer Phillip Hughes died in hospital in Sydney on Thursday, two days after the international...

November 27, 2014

Legal Fight Pits Sellers of Energy Against Buyers

A system under which big consumers shut down elevator banks or a production line at peak hours of electricity...

November 27, 2014


Cranberry Growers Search for Ways to Share Their Bounty

As cranberry farmers bring in record harvests and berry prices plummet, the industry is trying to recast...

November 27, 2014

11 Brooklyn Churches Hit in a String of Burglaries

Over the last two months, burglars have taken computers, cameras and money, but have left valuable religious...

November 27, 2014

After Disputed Verdict, Reckoning for Ferguson

In a way, the questions about the future of a few heavily damaged blocks of West Florissant Avenue in Ferguson...

November 27, 2014


 

The Meaning of Thanksgiving, as Told Through Cold War Propaganda

The Johnsons, a fictional Midwestern family, are in for a letdown one Thanksgiving in the 1950s. Expenses...

November 26, 2014

Barack Obama, Ferguson, and the Evidence of Things Unsaid

In a recent dispatch from Ferguson, Missouri, Jelani Cobb noted that President Obama's responses to "unpunished...

November 26, 2014

How to Land an Airplane, If You're Blind

I spent much of this afternoon flying a small airplane, with my wife Deb. The idea (after closing an article)...

November 26, 2014


No Indictment

After nearly three months of investigation and deliberation, a St. Louis County grand jury declined to indict...

November 25, 2014

 

Briton killed in suicide attack

A large explosion damaged a convoy of cars, possibly including a British Embassy vehicle, on Thursday....

November 27, 2014

Report issued on India girls' hanging

An investigation into the deaths of two teenage girls found hanging from a mango tree in northern India...

November 27, 2014

This trick leaves man dumbfounded

A fire hydrant anchors itself to the sidewalk leaving a man dumfounded. Watch the "The Carbonaro Effect"...

November 27, 2014


Would you serve this on Thanksgiving?

It's not ham. It's not turkey. What is this mysterious food and would you serve it on Thanksgiving? ...

November 27, 2014

Poll: How many in U.S. eat Turkey today

Chewing and shopping. That's on the agenda for Americans this Thursday.

November 27, 2014

Israel: Hamas terror plot foiled

Israeli security forces say they have broken up a wide-ranging terror plot, which would have included...

November 27, 2014


 

The Failure of Tribal Schools

Breanne Lugar says the only reason she enrolled in college was so she could move away from the house...

November 26, 2014

Scenes from Nepal

Nepal, the "Roof of the World", is home to 27 million people, eight of the world's ten tallest mountains,...

November 26, 2014

Nudging College Students to Prevent Rape and Sexual Assault

In the summer of 1998, I carried a good friend off the roof of a UC Berkeley frat house. I didn't belong...

November 25, 2014


Was Moses a Founding Father?

Last Tuesday, the Texas State Board of Education held a public hearing to choose which new social studies...

November 25, 2014

Traveling Offers Lessons That U.S. Schools Fail to Provide

When I turned 15, my parents sent me alone on a one-month trip to Ecuador, the country where my father...

November 25, 2014

Black Girls Stand a Better Chance in STEM

Little girls are often told they can be anything they want to be. Some dream of being astronauts or exploring...

November 24, 2014


Should the U.S. Make Standardized Tests Harder?

With opposition to the new Common Core State Standards and the assessments linked to them reaching a fever...

November 24, 2014

You Can't Educate People Into Believing in Evolution

If, as a great philosopher once said, "life's a bitch and then you die," what's the point of debating...

November 23, 2014

Can You Learn Nanotechnology Online?

You may remember 2012 as the year Whitney Houston died, or when you donated all that money to the effort...

November 22, 2014