“Strange Days Indeed: The Golden Age of Paranoia,” by Francis Wheen, reflects that politicians may be paranoid now, but it's nothing compared to what happened in the ‘70s.
The famous Great Red Spot which can be seen on planet Jupiter is not what astronomers previously thought it was. Turns out, the red spot is a warm patch in a cold storm!
With the US military unhappy with the quality of CIA intelligence in Afghanistan it has been outsourcing its intelligence services to contractors. The Washington Post investigates.
Abducted. Raped. Married. Can Ethiopa’s wives ever break free from the marriages they were forced into as children? The Independent’s Johan Hari goes to meet them.
The law ignominiously known as the “miscarriage bill” was signed by a Utah governor last week in a move which renders women little more than incubators, writes Melissa McEwan.
Three of California’s wealthiest coastal cities howled loudly last year when they were sued by a civil rights group over their treatment of the homeless. But progress has since been made.
The Western Balkans remains the missing piece of a strong, free Europe, write The Wall Street Journal commentators, and the US must work hard to help slot it into place.
Jennifer Bleyer reports on how the young, trendy and extremely broke are buying fresh organic produce using government-subsidized “food stamps.” Got a problem with that?
Washington is standing firm as US relations with Israel hit a “crisis of historic proportions” over a dispute about Israel’s plans to expand a settlement in east Jerusalem.
Sufferers of diabetes need to be extra-careful about controlling their food intake and weight, but have the double problem of needing treatment which makes them hungry.
The “bacterial communities” that live on human skin are now thought to form colonies on inanimate objects regularly touched by human hands, such as your computer keyboard.
“Pragmatic” is often seen as a complimentary term. But, says New York Times’ commentator Stanley Fish, it is also related to the philosophy of “pragmatism,” which is an unhopeful ideal.
The swaths of Red Shirt supporters demonstrating in the Thai capital, Bangkok, appears to have dwindled dramatically as the group prepares to spill blood on the steps of parliament.
Britain and America, “two nations, divided by a common language,” have reached an ideological parting of the ways despite symmetry of politics, writes The Washington Post.
After 10 years of literary detective work, new evidence has come to light of a lost play by William Shakespeare, called Cardenio, which had masqueraded as an 18th-century work.