The Chronicle of Higher Education recalls George Orwell's advice on writing in order to explain why American academic writing is so unfortunately esoteric and—poorly written.
The National Review comments on one of William F. Buckley's favorite quotes: "The problem with socialism is socialism; the problem with capitalism is capitalists."
The wealth disparities of naked capitalism are indefensible, but so too is the welfare state; there must be a third way, writes the New Statesman.
A Croatian girl recently came out of a coma having forgotten her native tongue but remembering German, her second language, perfectly fine.
The cultural revolution of the 50s and 60s made the development of the morning-after pill an important moment in the women's rights movement.
Learning music at an early age creates new neural pathways between the brain's hemispheres aiding in spatial and mathematical reasoning.
Though popularly billed as the spokesman for the free-market, it's high time we realize Adam Smith felt government intervention in markets was necessary.
Is China's interest in Africa's resources a path toward development for the Dark Continent or is it yet another round of colonialism?
Curiosity didn't kill the cat; it saved the marriage. Curiosity is the single most important trait in finding a good date or life-partner, writes psychologist Paul Dobransky.
A survey of contemporary philosophers' beliefs was conducted at the world's top 99 university (analytical) philosophy departments; most are scientists who like Hume, Aristotle and Kant.
Recent books demonstrate how terrorists make rational calculations when deciding whether to join the ranks; understanding their motivations will aid in stopping them.
Bill Gates argues that private enterprise is insufficient to meet our renewable energy goals; public funds are best suited for critical research and development.
The popular notion that Einstein's first wife, Mileva Marić, contributed significantly to his mathematical theorems lacks fundamental evidence, writes Allen Esterson.
Harper's magazine tries to make sense of the many baffling studies conducted on the effects of cell phone radiation on the brain.
Rather than apologize for recent Western economic dominance, we should try to copy its model and implement it in developing nations to reduce poverty, writes David Landes.