An openly gay woman who doesn’t toe the business establishment's line was elected the mayor of Houston yesterday.
Several conservative commentators are looking to establish themselves as the conservative Huffington Post.
Some critics admire Disney's new entrepreneurial black princess and her interracial relationship with the frog prince.
Hair samples from ancient Peruvians contain hormones that indicate they suffered from stress just like we post-moderns do.
Tomorrow President Obama is expected to challenge national banks to lend more to small businesses, cut predatory credit card rates and support financial reform.
Nearly 1,000 people were arrested in the Danish capital last night while protesting the lack of progress at the U.N. Climate Change Conference.
A federal panel of health experts recommends reducing mammogram frequency for both medical and financial reasons.
A mixture of polo and football requiring a decapitated goat is the elite Afghan sport called Buzkashi.
Congress has devolved the power of marijuana legalization to the District of Columbia moving the District toward unofficial statehood.
A large cargo plane carrying 35 tons of weapons en route from North Korea was detained in Thailand when the plane stopped to refuel.
While the NASA space shuttle program ages, Richard Branson’s Virgin group may be set to offer public space flights by 2011.
By next spring, Mercedes will introduce 200 zero-emission cars that are equivalent to 2.0 liter gasoline cars but without internal combustion engines.
Initially employed to provide security in Iraq and Afghanistan, Blackwater expanded its operations to assist the CIA in classified operations.
Before going to Copenhagen, England and France have secured $11bn to help Africa cut emissions and switch to low-carbon industries.
From Artificial Car Noise to Zombie-Attack Science, the New York Times Magazine lists the year’s most interesting innovations and ideas from A to Z.