The recent intervention of government bailouts in the world economy has made markets more complex by introducing a new political risk to be managed, writes The New Yorker.
Jasper John's (American) "Flag" sold for a record price in New York with other American artists taking top dollar in a reversal of a trend that has favored international artists.
A new generation of Islamic community leaders familiar with the American experience are reaching out to younger community members in order to offer religious advice.
Dramatist Friedrick Schiller and the late David Foster Wallace both wanted to lift their audience up instead of write down to them; their opinions are excerpted in Lapham's Quarterly.
A medical company wants to offer over the counter genetic tests whose results show genetic predispositions to certain diseases, but the FDA is crying foul.
New neurological research suggests that each time a memory is recalled, it is subject to slight alternations; the implications could benefit sufferers of PTSD.
According to performance psychologist Jim Taylor, we must give up our democratic pretensions and focus education reform on poor and disadvantaged schools.
Conservative lawyer Miguel Estrada, whose nomination to a Court of Appeals by George W. Bush was blocked by Democrats, has written a letter supporting the confirmation of Elena Kagan.
Australian vet Gabor Vajta predicts that as has occurred with cattle, artificial human reproduction will become 100 times more efficient than sex.
Psychologists are finding humans have an innate tilt towards what they call "egalitarian motives" or "inequity aversion" — we're all Robin Hoods at heart.
Students and professors of business are considering a Hippocratic Oath for MBA students in response to the out and out amorality perpetuated recently in the name of business.
Though currently too expensive for mass production, new computing technology is replacing electrons and copper wiring with photons that can carry information at light speed.
A new debate is rising in education about the extent to which science and religion are compatible and how the limits of science, if there are any, should be taught in the classroom.
Psychologist Stephen Diamond writes that the recent string of violence across China could be related to personal stress brought on by the financial pressures of a more competitive economy.
Richard Posner and Gary Becker account for the sluggish economic recovery with reference to the housing market, mounting public debt, fear of regulation and the E.U. debt crisis.