Sen. Blanche Lincoln (D-AR) is in trouble. She is struggling to survive a primary challenge from Lt. Gov. Bill Halter. Now it looks like she may be headed to a runoff against her more liberal opponent—never a good sign in a conservative state like Arkansas. But unemployment in Arkansas is rising ...
Over the past couple of years, marine sustainability has risen to the top of the environmental movement's concerns. But in a supply/demand market economy, our seafood choices as consumers have a significant impact on the issue. So how can design help consumers make smarter, more sustainable seafood choices?
Summertime is generally considered the height of festival season. That means everything from multi-artist concertpaloozas to glossy film festivals to avant-garde art installations. As artists and performers from around the world are hoping to participate, the American government is looking to ...
Federal regulators apparently allowed BP and dozens of other oil companies to begin drilling without obtaining mandatory environmental permits, according to the New York Times. By law, the Minerals Management Service (MMS) needs to get the OK of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration ...
Despite endless reiterations of how atheists find justification for morality, we all routinely hear from apologists who claim that without believing in God, we can have no basis for ethical behavior. That's one thing, but today I want to discuss a far stranger and more disturbing variant of this ...
Several courageous Muslim feminists are challenging conservative male interpretations of Islam. "These women are quietly working within the culture, rather than against it."
Scientists have figured out how independent, programmable nano-scale robots can be made out of individual molecules—with the robots’ actions programmed into their environment.
America and Greece have lately been running large budget deficits, roughly comparable as a percentage of G.D.P., notes Paul Krugman. Yet markets treat the countries very differently.
"There isn’t a wholesale rejection of capitalism" among the American public, says Nouriel Roubini, "but I think there was a greater faith 10 years ago in an unfettered, laissez-faire market economy."
There is a "peculiarly Japanese profession—part-private investigator, part-prostitute—whose function is the direct opposite of a dating agency: they break apart human relationships.
Detroit intends to take advantage of warm weather and new federal funding to demolish some 3,000 buildings by the end of September in order to "right size" the city.
"Raw milk is one of those issues that riles people," writes Corby Kummer. He looks at legislation in Massachusetts requiring that unpasteurized milk be bought directly from farms.
Daniel Wilkinson and Nik Steinberg write that the U.S. embargo of Cuba must end, but that it is naive to think that the Caribbean country's government will suddenly reform as a result.
Wrapping up the week of volcano news, including the latest on Eyjafjallajökull, updates on Chilean volcano rumbling and why Syfy will be bringing us our next "supereruption".