"Americans must be willing to show a greater appreciation for the things government rightly does on our behalf and have an honest discussion about how to pay for them," writes Dennis Jett.
Two teams of researchers have confirmed that an asteroid circling the sun between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter has water ice and organic compounds.
Robert Whitaker’s "Anatomy of an Epidemic" investigates the long-term outcomes of patients treated with psychiatric drugs. Could meds be doing more harm than good?
"Modern eco-foodies are full of good intentions," writes Robert Paarlberg. But "the hope that we can help others by changing our shopping and eating habits is being wildly oversold to Western consumers."
Jim Titus, the EPA's resident expert on sea-level rise, calculates that a three-foot rise in sea level will push back East Coast shorelines an average of 300 to 600 feet in the next 90 years.
Norman Steel and Benjamin Miller think New York’s garbage should be processed in waste-to-energy plants which produce energy, and are less polluting than landfills.
Despite the claims of advertisers, most orange juice is neither fresh nor natural. Alissa Hamilton writes that the history of processed orange juice is a study in deceptive marketing.
"Maybe it’s time to admit that we may never find a way to reconcile consumers who want free entertainment with creators who want to get paid," writes Megan McArdle.
Former President Jimmy Carter writes that Sudan's recent elections, despite the condemnation of many critics, "will permit this war-torn nation to move toward a permanent peace."
"For decades, TV has depicted teens as angst-ridden and rebellious, and parents as out-of-touch and unhip." But a new generation of shows feature less-defiant teens, and cool parents.
New research indicates that New World ants, who fastidiously cultivate crops in their underground lairs for food, have updated the crops they grow over time.
Benjamin Kunkel thinks that, absent a political movement for full employment, the U.S. will continue to have fewer jobs—and those with jobs will be increasingly exploited.
The Internet hasn't brought the global peace, love, and liberty that many believed it had promised. "A networked world is not inherently a more just world," writes Evgeny Morozov.
Researchers have discovered that mammals may have the biochemical machinery to produce their own morphine.
Genetic scientists are discovering hundreds of genes involved in human disorders by looking at the DNA of distantly-related species.