Years ago, back in 1994, when I returned to Atlanta to stay, I went to a reception for Judge Leah Ward Sears, who had been selected by Governor Zell Miller in 1992 to join the Georgia Supreme Court. She was the youngest justice ever appointed, and the first African American woman to serve on the ...
Lolita C. Baldor, who does excellent work for the AP, has this story on the Treasury Department freezing the assets of certain individuals who are either "involved in piracy off Somalia's coast or militants who have done anything to threaten the shaky nation's stability." Any names stand out? For ...
Does assassinating top terrorists really make us safer? Robert Wright looks at research suggesting that "decapitation doesn’t lower the life expectancy of the decapitated groups."
"If the Rubik’s Cube is like life ... then a good life is like a good puzzle," writes Stefany Anne Golberg. "It can be solved within the order of solitude but is more rewarding in the chaotic company of others."
Author Paul Theroux says that e-books seem "magical" to him, but that something is lost when we give up the "physicality" of a book.
With several relatively youthful Republican members currently serving on the Supreme Court, Mark Greenbaum argues that the age of Obama’s nominee will be a critical factor.
"Hyenas ... have been terribly misunderstood," writes Constance Casey. "The creatures may not be beautiful, but they don't deserve contempt."
Scientists now believe that the trace metal contaminants around ancient sun-like stars are "remnants of rocky, potentially water-bearing bodies that crashed into their mother stars."
A new study suggests that birds, bats, and lizards may play an important part in preserving the Earth's climate by eating insects that forage on plant life.
Despite the fact that cilantro is happily consumed by millions of people around the world, it inspires "a primal revulsion among an outspoken minority of eaters" who say it tastes like soap.
Stress hormones may indirectly promote the spread of cancer in the body by hurting the immune system's anti-tumor mechanisms and encouraging new blood vessels to form.
The recent case of a Tennessee woman who sent her 7-year-old adopted Russian child back to Moscow is becoming a test for the international adoption vetting process, writes Daniel Wood.
It has now been confirmed that the Eyjafjallajökull-Fimmvörduháls eruption has opened a new fissure underneath the Eyjafjallajökull glacier. This has caused a number of volcanic-triggered floods in the area and prompted more evacuations.
If looking for ancient bones to dig up sounds like hard work, that's because it is. According to anthropologist Donald Johanson, even modern tools such as GPS don't save scientists from having to "look and look and look and look" for fossils. Yet as the discoverer of the famous "Lucy" skeleton knows ...
Despite years of Anglo-French tension over the last few centuries, just how popular Stratford’s favourite son has become in France is demonstrated by the literary congress advertised by this poster – on Shakespeare, in Paris.