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.
Large swaths of European airspace remains closed due to Eyjafjallajökull eruption - and there is no clear end in sight. UPDATE: Now with chemical composition of the ash!
There may be plenty of fish in the sea, but we humans tend to get overwhelmed by too many possibilities—whether in choosing potential mates or choosing between brands of jam at the grocery store. Columbia University Business School professor Sheena Iyengar has spent a lot of time thinking about the ...
Every time I think we've seen the worst of what the Roman Catholic church and this pope are capable of, they come up with a way to sink lower still. Back in January, when Benedict reinstated a misogynist, Holocaust-denying bishop, I could never have imagined that that would be the least offensive ...
Want to terminate your pregnancy? Under a new Nebraska law, you'll have to prove you're not crazy first. Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman signed two new laws restricting abortions on Tuesday. One made it illegal to perform an abortion after the 20th week of pregnancy, with exceptions only in the ...
The new information age certainly isn’t without its fair share of clutter. The United Nations has even spotlighted the growing need to combat e-waste building up in a number of developing countries. But many of the old online posts, emails, and tweets some of us considered junk are about to become ...