With no clear end in sight for the Eyjafjallajökull ash, airplanes are still grounded across Europe and in Iceland, you can add severe flooding to the ash hazard as well. UPDATED!
The other day I pointed out the conflicting motives of corporations that sell soda, snacks and fast food: They promote "wellness" because they want manageable health-care costs, but they also promote their products. And those are linked to just those long-term "lifestyle" diseases that push health ...
Haiti. Chile. California. China. Is there something unusual going on in the earth's crust, or is the recent spate of major earthquakes a statistical fluke? And do we have any way of predicting where the next one will hit? This week we ask Dr. Arthur Lerner-Lam, professor and researcher at the Earth ...
The annual report released this week from the Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism begins by lamenting the effects of the recession on the news media. In 2009, newspapers lost an average of 26% of their advertising revenue. Over the past three years they have lost an average ...
Economists Ian Ayres and Barry Nalebuff say that people in their 20s and 30s should take out all of their retirement savings and buy stocks on margin.
Does being in a good marriage make you healthier? Researchers have discovered that people in negative or stressful marriages have lower immune-system response.
Because of the sheer number of games that have been played over time, finding truly unique statistical milestones in baseball is becoming more and more difficult.
Although the world's eyes are on Iceland, there is other volcano news, including the high cost of a potential Vesuvius eruption, new dome growth at Colima and all the week's volcanic activity from the Global Volcanism Program
Epicurus's program for attaining serenity boils down to "Forget about God, death, pain and acquisition, and your worries are over," writes Joseph Epstein. But would such a detached life be worth living?
A human-shaped robot is being sent to the International Space Station to serve as an assistant to the astronauts living there. The bot will eventually be used to help with extravehicular activities.
Why are developing countries now becoming hotbeds of business innovation? Perhaps it is because local companies are "dreaming bigger dreams."
"If film criticism really is dying, it's doing so with all the dignity of a bunch of clucking old hens, squawking in despair while the fox gnaws his way through the wire," writes Andrew O'Hehir.
Members of Mexico's drug cartels are throwing grenades into U.S. consulates—so why aren't the groups designated as terrorist organizations?
Washington "think tanks" are more like lobbyists than academic institutions these days, writes Bruce Bartlett. And it's only going to get worse.
Roughly half of the heat that is believed to have built up on Earth in recent years due to global warming is unaccounted for, and scientists worry that it is gathering deep in the ocean or elsewhere.