Send me your memories of the May 18, 1980 eruption of Mt. Saint Helens for a 30th anniversary commemoration!
The most widely accepted theory is that the universe will eventually come to an end. It will most likely do so trillions of years from now, when the entire span of the cosmos is empty and just a notch above absolute zero. We sometimes refer to this fate as the "Big Freeze.” Why, you ask? Out of ...
Vast quantities of dispersant chemicals have been sprayed into the oil slick in the Gulf of Mexico to reduce environmental damage. But there's little knowledge about their possible impact.
The tea party movement has become "an insta-network for ambitious women," writes Hanna Rosin. "Some would surprise you with their straightforward feminist rage."
"Nowadays a specimen of unkempt, puffed-up prose or stumbling, lugubrious verse doesn't even need to make it past an editor or publisher to glide slimily" into our awareness, writes Laura Miller.
New statistical analysis finds that all life on Earth shares a single common ancestor, confirming a "central pillar of evolutionary theory."
New research into the brain provides intriguing information about the neural activity associated with moments of sudden insight.
"The world remains inexplicably indifferent and uncurious" about the deadly nature of Communism, writes Claire Berlinski. "For evidence of this indifference, consider the unread Soviet archives."
So what are we to make of the new British coalition Government that made its appearance, in the shape of David Cameron and Nick Clegg, in the 10 Downing Street Rose Garden yesterday? (The Rose Garden, for the benefit of American readers, is a Tony Blair construct, which he copied from the White ...
Activity at Eyjafjallajökull has settled down a little bit and wind patterns have helped get most of the airspace over Europe reopened. However, people are already predicting the "summer of ash".
"The government's current policy to leave a great deal of its liabilities off-balance sheet makes the U.S.'s current debt levels look a lot more favorable than they really are," writes Daniel Indiviglio.
"Millions of workers who have already been unemployed for months, if not years, will most likely remain that way even as the overall job market continues to improve," writes Catherine Rampell.
Could business executives learn from the test that London taxi drivers take? Stephen Adshead writes that the process teaches conflict management and the benefit of humility.
Western-style Holocaust denial—the attempt to produce pseudo-scientific proofs that the Jewish genocide did not happen—is not that common in the Arab world, writes Gilbert Achcar.