The political courtship ritual some have called "speed-dating" has featured a revolving door of Republican alternatives to Mitt Romney: Michelle Bachmann, Rick Perry, Herman Cain. With a sexual harassment scandal now seemingly taking its toll on Cain's standing in the polls, Newt Gingrich has ...
Let's inject a little lifeblood into the 2012 presidential race.
"There’s always an opportunity to give money, if that’s an option," says Mary Ellen Iskenderian. "But giving money is just not sufficient."
Over-reliance on foreign aid as opposed to tax revenue, says Sophal Ear, a leading expert on post-crisis economies, leads to corruption.
"Consciousness of course is one of the largest questions of brain structure and function. And we approach it now perhaps differently than we have in the past with our new tools. But I’m not convinced that we understand it any better," says Joy Hirsch.
Coming from an upper middle class family, Bruce Bueno de Mesquita says, he could have afforded to pay some college tuition. Instead, he was the beneficiary of the tax dollars of less well-off New Yorkers. He argues that "tuition discrimination" makes private universities a fairer option.
One billion people live beyond the reach of existing ports, roads, bridges and trains. An organization called Matternet is using exponential technology to "replace twentieth century centralized infrastructure" and accelerate economic growth for the 'rising billion.'
In honor of that award, we're republishing a segment from our October interview with Abed, in which he talks about what women and girls can teach the world.
The paleolithic diet movement is starting to take hold in Europe, as the first restaurant serving food fit for a caveman opened in Berlin. The restaurant, a former brothel called Sauvage Berlin, only offers food that was available over ten thousand years ago, before the age of agriculture. That ...
Particle physics. Human self-determination. Evolution. According to Renaissance scholar Stephen Greenblatt, we owe these modern ideas to an ancient Roman poem, rediscovered in 1417.
MF Global filed for bankruptcy today, the result of some bad bets that its CEO, Jon Corzine, placed on sovereign bonds. This is certainly not the first bad bet that Mr. Corzine has placed, and it is certainly not the first time he has had to recover from tragedy. While he was Governor of New Jersey ...
Listening to Mozart won't make your child a mathematician, but Shakespeare can help make her more social.
The next Scientific Revolution is already underway. And it may make it possible for you to celebrate your 150th birthday, says Sonia Arrison.