Why did Texas, remarkably, escape the worst of the burst of the real estate bubble? The state has had a comparatively low mortgage default rate through the recession, and Alyssa Katz looks at the broader secret to the state's success, and what Washington might learn from it.
There's a new anti-snobbery food movement in France called Le Fooding, which focuses on sensual cooking, that evidently wants to take over America as well.
It cost $10 billion and took 16 years, but the Large Hadron Collider finally went into operation yesterday in Switzerland -- and the world didn't end after all.
New research has found that the ancestors of modern Scottish people left rock engravings that contain a written language from the Iron Age.
Recent evidence indicates that bats have sensitivity to the geomagnetic field, and use it to navigate. When they are traveling miles from home at night they seem to guide their flight, at least in part, by using the magnetic field around them.
Columbia University professor Gordana Vunjak-Novakovic says her team of researchers has grown a human jaw bone using stem cells taken from bone marrow.
Researchers at the University of Utah have found that 2.5 percent of the population is able to do two or more tasks at the same time without hurting their ability to perform each.
A look at the factors behind the brutal civil war that has been taking place in the Congo over the past decade -- and the epidemic of mass rape that has swept that country with it.
Well before the Kinsey reports, turn-of-the-century Stanford University hygiene professor Dr. Clelia Duel Mosher did a scientific survey of the sexual habits of her era's women.
As many of its activists depend on unemployment for inspiration and government benefits, can the Tea Party movement survive an economy on the rebound?
President Obama will take advantage of the Congress' recess to fill 15 economic posts allowing him to circumvent the Senate's confirmation process.
Steve Chapman of the Chicago Tribune advocates legalizing marijuana as a solution to the spiraling violence of the Mexican-American drug trade.
Absent legal protection, medical marijuana users are still subject to company drug policies which can result in being fired for drug use.
After buying 27 percent of Citibank to keep it afloat, the federal government is ready to sell its shares for an estimated profit of $8 billion.
The key to surviving global warming will be to develop an economy that empowers the impoverished to meet global clean-energy demands.