War-on-terror hawks may believe we must kill and intimidate people who have some nebulous terrorist intent. But Robert Wright is surprised that President Obama would entertain the notion.
Some of the smartest minds at the company are thinking about ways to work with publishers and save quality journalism and information content.
"Instead of creating a joint military, Europe must now be worried about keeping its common currency. Europe could end where it began: in Greece," writes writes Christoph Schwennicke.
William Saletan argues that we shouldn't ask Elena Kagan is she's gay, and she needn't volunteer an answer. Forced disclosure isn't just a threat to the nomination, he writes, it's a threat to freedom.
David B. Hart writes that the "New Atheism" has "proved itself to be so intellectually and morally trivial that it has to be classified as just a form of light entertainment."
Walter Rodgers suggests the vocalized concerns of tea partiers about big government mask a fear among aging, white Americans of their own diminishing political power.
Sam Harris argued recently that "morality should be considered an undeveloped branch of science." He talks about the backlash from people who believe it's wrong to make moral judgments.
In the wake of the housing bust, some squatters are doing so not for financial expediency, but because they reject the idea that homes be treated as commodities.
A Japanese mathematician has come up with a cardboard model that seems to defy physics—creating what vision scientists are calling the best illusion of the year.
Beginning Friday, shoppers at more than 6,000 drugstores will be able to pick up a test to scan their genes for a propensity for Alzheimer's disease, breast cancer, diabetes and other ailments.
New research indicates that paternal mice that physically interact with their offspring grow new brain cells and form lasting memories of the babies.
Last Thursday, May 6th, the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 1000 points in a matter of minutes and we still don't know why it happened. Heidi Moore investigates.
"Couples in lasting marriages have at least five small positive interactions (touching, smiling, paying a compliment) for every negative one (sneering, eye rolling, withdrawal)."
Over the weekend BP's latest effort at stanching the Deepwater Horizon oil spill failed. The New York Times asked five experts to weigh in on what might now be done.
Are certain elements of music hard-wired into our brains? If there are universals in how we perceive music and respond to it, our musical sense might have some adaptive value.