New U.S. airport security measures mark the end of broad national and racial profiling in favor of intelligence-based screening criteria.
David Brooks writes that the recession has helped teach Americans about the dangers of debt, "but there’s probably going to have to be a public crusade -- like the ones against littering and smoking -- to hammer the point home."
Some of the most innovative baseball teams have rebuilt their teams this year around an ascendant strategy that defense is the key to victory. But can nifty glovework please homer-hungry fans?
David Lewis-Williams doesn't think direct arguments against religion will have much effect on men unless they are gradually illuminated by science.
Researchers have developed two new broadband acoustic systems that could represent a major improvement in how fish and other marine life are counted and classified.
Twenty-one years ago, the term "mommy track" was born. Angie Kim thinks the concept "needn't be the dull fate feminists predicted -- and, increasingly, it's not."
Has the culture of "white 20-somethings dressed in skinny jeans and lumberjack shirts, and wearing thick-rimmed glasses" begun its inevitable decline?
Edith Grossman found trying to translate Cervantes' 400-year old masterpiece "Don Quixote" into modern English somewhat... Quixotic.
A Tel Aviv University researcher has found that young men who smoke are likely to have lower IQs than their non-smoking peers.
Dorothy Parker's popularity may have been part of the reason that academia was slow to take up her poetry, writes R. S. Gwynn. But now even feminists have taken her into the literary canon.
Two new books -- one by a Roman Catholic journalist, the other by an atheist novelist -- offer modern responses to the difficult concept that Jesus was both mortal and divine.
The taste of many 2008 pinot noirs from California's Anderson Valley was tainted by the severe forest fires during the growing season that year.
The moral and legal debate over the use of military drone aircraft raises questions about how adequately the current laws of war have been adapted to the age of terrorism.
Scientists think toads may be able to predict earthquakes by sensing "pre-seismic perturbations in the ionosphere."
Gary Bass looks at how Israel lost its alliance with France in 1967, and what that precedent might indicate for the country's relations with the Obama Administration.