American Banks rejected the advice of their British counterparts to reduce high-level bonus payouts at secret talks held between the parties in London last year.
Humanities education in America is facing a crisis at the highest levels, writes The New Republic, as job prospects dwindle and graduate researchers multiply.
Tens of thousands gathered in Rome on Saturday to protest Prime Minister Berlusconi's alleged corruption while a case against him and his tax lawyer has adjourned.
Jason Epstein writes that the publishing transition from print to digital is inevitable, and a powerful yet fragile process that can expand literacy and knowledge.
The Middle East's poorest country, Yemen, already spends a third of its families' income on fresh water, which is predicted to become too expensive to consume by 2017.
After the New York Times broke a story about Paterson's possible intervention in a domestic abuse case on behalf of one of his aides, the governor of New York has suspended his election campaign.
Rather than eggs, which can sometimes be in short supply, researchers have found that tobacco plants can be used to incubate diseases before they are killed and turned into vaccines.
After losing his voice to cancer, new software is allowing Roger Ebert to "speak" through a computer by taking sounds of his own voice from his DVD commentary on 'Casablanca' and 'Citizen Kane'.
A major earthquake north of Concepcion, Chile has disrupted communication and electricity infrastructure though President Bachelet says emergency response is proceeding as planned.
Though correlation doesn't imply causation, prudish liberal atheists generally have slightly higher IQs than their lustful conservative theist brethren.
The mortgage finance company Fannie May is asking the government for another $15.3 billion to keep it afloat after reporting a loss for its tenth consecutive quarter.
An iceberg the size of Luxembourg which has broken away from Antarctica was caused by a collision with another iceberg rather than being a result of global warming.
The U.N. will establish a panel of scientists to review its own Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change amidst growing public scrutiny of the body after it released an inaccurate report on glacial melting.
The U.N. and E.U. have publicly condemned Libyan President Gaddafi's call for jihad against Switzerland which has banned the construction of minarets inside its borders.
The nation's top playwrights are turning increasingly to TV where producers are shooting programs on one or two sets to reduce costs as budgets are being squeezed.