Just give money to the poor, says a new book by the same name. In it, three British professors say direct cash payments to the developing world's poor will help economies to grow.
The novels of Jules Verne and H.G. Wells, along with relics of Victorian technology, have inspired a new cult following called "Steampunk." The group celebrates the Victorian spirit.
Murdoch is putting up paywalls and Jobs is censoring risqué apps. Have we reached the limits of free information exchange that everyone predicted from the Internet? What's coming next?
July 3rd marks an equally important day for American independence, says Walter Rodgers, recalling how the Union's Civil War victories at Gettysburg and Vicksburg presaged the modern state.
Naomi Wolf likes shopping for clothes too, but she knows brutal labor conditions lurk behind each inexpensive blouse. She calls on Western women to be more aware of cheap fashion's true cost.
The Internet is a double edged sword for small retailers, says The Economist, providing a wider audience for niche products while giving big advantage to companies with economies of scale.
Would an xxx. domain for pornography make the industry easier to filter or would it simply increase the amount of explicit material available on the Web? And what does Steve Jobs want?
Not a recluse in her personal life, before the rights to her poems created feuds between her close associates, the poet's life was complicated by a love triangle she initiated with a married man.
A baby's first smiles are not likely an expression of inner emotion but "first smiles teach infants the positive associations attached to a smile that we adults already feel," says one professor of psychology.
In a scientific experiment, men selected women with small feet and long thighs as the most attractive, while women selected men with small wrists. Evolutionary success could explain their choices.
New research suggests that reciting maxims to one's self, such as "Everyone makes mistakes," can help the ego recover from guilt associated with acting against one's principles.
Martha Nussbaum says that when the President and politicians publicly admire the education systems of China and Singapore, they support learning systems at odds with an open society.
The USDA is addressing the American health epidemic: "For the first time ever, our official dietary guidelines might address access to healthy food for poor people," says Salon.
The idea that espionage always relies on cutting-edge technology is a myth, says The Christian Science Monitor, which divulges the five oldest, and still most effective, spy tricks.
"Blood drawn with a simple needle stick can be coaxed into producing stem cells that may have the ability to form any type of tissue in the body." This according to three new studies.