Climate scientists looking at data from 2010 think the warm weather phenomenon El Niño combined with global warming could make for a hot summer—the hottest ever.
Technology is decentralizing medical treatments from costly hospitals to primary care physicians and patients themselves with more focus placed on preventative care.
European scientists plan to launch two satellites into orbit, one always between the other and the sun, in order to study the sun's corona without waiting for a natural eclipse.
Salon.com explains the unintended moral messages we should have taken from the fate of Jack, Kate, Sawyer and the rest of the cast on last night's series finale of Lost.
The rise of middle power states with nuclear ambitions like Iran, Brazil and Turkey must be tolerated if the West hopes to maintain a credible non-proliferation regime, says a former CIA chief.
Jeff Jarvis defends publicness, as opposed to privacy, amid the Google and Facebook privacy debacles as a way of protecting an open society and preserving the Internet as a public good.
"Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic," says Barry Goldman at the L.A. Times, frustrated by tech support's insufficient understanding of modern gizmos.
"More than 60 percent of U.S. cancer deaths are caused by smoking and diet. But what about the rest?" asks Scientific American. New studies are seeking the environmental causes of cancer.
Spain's surprisingly advanced renewable energy sector is facing obstacles like government cutbacks, ever-changing regulations and a retracting European economy.
Attempts to demonstrate Picasso's communist ties through his art are unnecessary since the painter was overt about his politics, writes the Guardian, and doing so limits the scope of his works.
Should the U.S. bail out Europe by contributing to IMF funds meant to salvage damaged and indebted European economies? We asked for globalization and now we've got it.
The New Criterion takes issue with moral relativism and asks after what limits exist to tolerating cultural practices that advocate violence against the defenseless.
"In Europe and parts of Asia, many politicians, political scientists, and citizens have lately developed greater respect for the positive role a constitutional monarch can play in democracy."
Can investment in the arts be justified as a solution to the economic crisis? No, writes Prospect Magazine, and the illusion that it can or should devalues the arts' role in society.
MIT's Yasheng Huang says the U.S. would help repair the global economy more by teaching China about small business administration than politicizing its currency exchange rate.