Two high-ranking ministers made headlines this week by falling out of line with the governments they represent. They are U.S. Ambassador to China, Jon Huntsman, and Libya's Ambassador to the U.S., Ali Ojli.
Protestors and opposition leaders in Bahrain are calling on the Sunni king to dissolve the government. Will these protests successfully usher in a revolution or be stifled like in Iran?
The question of using genetic enhancement to raise test scores may seem like a bad joke—or science fiction. But U.S. policymakers and families, may need to start asking themselves if they can "win the future" without it.
Just how well computers are able to understand language nuance--what researchers call the "Paris Hilton" problem--will determine how far A.I. has come.
From his many interviews with "minor geniuses," Malcolm Gladwell distills a couple characteristics shared by all successful innovators.
The next big thing that will rock the Internet is machine to machine connectivity (M2M for short), in other words, machines bypassing people in order to connect to the Internet.
In discussing the latest books on technology, The New Yorker's Adam Gopnik derides Clay Shirky's utopian views as "history taken from the back of a cereal box."
This Valentine's Day Nobel prize-winning economist Michael Spence explains how the concept of economic signaling can help you nab your true love—whether or not you're Lloyd Dobbler from 80s romance flick "Say Anything."
Autism science is making great strides, but it may never yield a single cure because autism is likely not one disorder but many.
Are the revelations promised by string theory's quest for the "Theory of Everything" leading physics in the wrong direction?
The massive droughts in China underscore the fact that we're simply running out of the freshwater needed to sustain the earth's nearly 7 billion people. How can we fix this problem?
As WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange appears in court in London today in connection with sexual assault charges, Nobel prize-winning economist Michael Spence discusses the real costs that WikiLeaks could inflict on society.
Evidence is mounting that football is even more damaging to the brain than it is to the body—with links to Alzheimer's disease and dementia.
Does every type of cancer require its own individualized treatment, or might there be a universal cure? Scientists James Watson and Paul Davies suggest some new and unorthodox approaches to cancer treatment.
When should competitors work together? Only through greater transparency and sharing can Google and Bing collectively create a better Internet, says Microsoft's Harry Shum.