There was a time, in the now dim and distant past, when Israeli Commando actions were often heralded as brave and awe inspiring. Take for instance the no nonsense approach of the Israelis when it came to the hijacking of civilian aircraft back in the 1970s. Israeli Commandoes simply stormed the Air ...
While artificial intelligence has yet to realize its often dramatic promises, the development of brain science has led thinkers to prioritize the mind over the body as the center of the self.
As diagnosis of mental illness has changed with shifting cultural attitudes, now the term "nervous breakdown" is being reevaluated. Are you on the verge of "burnout syndrome"?
New technologies are turning smart phones into credit cards and cash registers, but as usual, there are trust issues and people are nervous about abandoning their wallets all together.
Leonard Pitts takes the pulse of those affected by the Gulf Oil spill and finds that many who once opposed big government maneuvers are now begging for its assistance.
"'Democracy' in the abstract misleads us. Living in a democracy—and it is lived experience that must be our theme—becomes a different thing in each generation," begins Kenneth Minogue.
P.J. O'Rourke has a clever idea for reviving newspaper sales—the pre-obituary: "official notices that certain people aren’t dead with brief summaries of their lives indicating why we wish they were."
A new book examines the lives of the Romantic poets in their well-intentioned but ultimately ambiguous morality. It is a case of life imitating art, writes Laura Miller for Slate.
"While taking a more relaxed attitude towards the pursuit of wealth may make sense as a personal philosophy, it is an uncertain guide to public policy," says the Financial Times.
"When will our media reflect America on abortion?" asks William McGurn at The Wall Street Journal now that a Gallup poll has reported that half of America is pro-life.
Paul Krugman's recommendation for more public spending is at odds with his own comparison of the U.S. to Japan where aggressive fiscal policy did not stimulate growth, says The New Republic.
Today we take a computer's speed for granted, but it wasn't so long ago when it was normal to sit and wait for several minutes every time we booted up a computer or connected to the Internet. This was the issue faced by Intel Chief Technology Officer Justin Rattner in 1996, when he set out to ...
Bezymianny, one of the most active volcanoes in Russia, blew its top this evening and could disrupt air travel to/from Asia.
THERE is an exhibit more ghastly and gruesome than the tatty stuffed Alsatian dog, awarded the Gustav Husak medal for sinking its teeth into a record number of attempted defectors from Communist Czechoslovakia that graced a dusty museum in Prague. It is an axe in a glass case on the North Korean ...
On the flight back from my honeymoon, I noticed an ad on my airplane promoting this sweepstakes - and my attention was drawn to the grand prize: Win a one-on-one meeting with the renowned author and mind-body expert, Deepak Chopra, M.D. and rejuvenate your spirit with his Seduction of Spirit ...