What is it about Foxconn, the factory in China which makes most of Apple's devices and has already shed thousands of its workers, that is driving so many of them to suicide?
Are non-verbal behaviours reliable in the detection of people with mal-intent? Sharon Weinberger says researchers are increasingly dubious of passenger screening programs.
Emanuel Derman says that people will do what they feel they have to do despite their own reservations to the contrary—Wall Street will be greedy and the Congress will grandstand.
After talking with thousands of ordinary Americans, R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr. concludes they have arrived at a historic turning point—accepting that they must forego some entitlements.
Valuable climate change data collected every day by military satellites remains classified diminishing global health and security, writes Daniel Baker for the New York Times.
Instruction often assumes that students build knowledge sequentially, but what if it's much more haphazard than that? Science Magazine explains how video helps convey difficult ideas.
It's nuclear-armed and seems increasingly unstable yet we lack a contingency plan for a sudden collapse of the North Korean regime, warns The Economist.
David Jays speculates on why no play was shortlisted for a recent major literary award. Is theater too “brazenly collaborative and transient ” for the literary gatekeepers?
Nobel Laureate Gary Becker and Judge Richard Posner consider whether a central bank like the Federal Reserve should remain independent of the government.
Do men have the right to choose? After being divorced and sued for child support, one man testifies that he and his ex-wife had agreed to get an abortion if she became pregnant.
A lifetime ban on donating blood for men who have slept with other men, created to protect recipients from HIV, is being challenged as outdated and unfair by two Canadian physicians.
The C.I.A. planned to shoot separate mock, gay sex tapes implicating Saddam Hussein and Osama Bin Laden in an attempt to delegitimize the men's authority, according to The Guardian.
Energy producers who met with skyrocketing food prices and international protests while using food crops to create large quantities of biofuels are now eyeing inedible waste.
A cache of René Magritte's personal letters are set to be auctioned soon at Sotheby's, reports the Economist; the French surrealist was "unremittingly cheery" in his correspondence.
After three men who each believed he was Jesus Christ were made to live together as a psychological experiment, psychologists better understand the nature and limits of identity.