An FBI Special Agent impersonated a representative of a real, legal anti health care reform group in order to positively identify a Washington man who allegedly left a series of anonymous death threats on the office voicemail of Sen. Patti Murray (D-Wash). The agent called up Charles Alan Wilson ...
Robert Wright believes Tiger Woods' sexual behavior represents a threat to the moral sanction that is vital to the institution of monogamous marriage.
A team of Russian and American scientists reported yesterday that they had discovered a new -- and very heavy -- element, which will be known for now as ununseptium.
"Contrary to expectations and lamentations, widespread piracy does not kill commercial filmmaking," writes Kevin Kelly. "Existence proof: the largest movie industries on the planet."
Some of the most arch realists and high-ranking Cold warriors in the US foreign-policy establishment are supporting the idea of a nuclear-free world. But is it actually attainable?
Researchers have found three new species that apparently spend their entire lives in the oxygen-starved sediment at the bottom of the Mediterranean Sea.
The NASA Earth Observatory has posted some great new shots of volcanoes from space, including four volcanoes erupting at once and the latest from the Icelandic eruption.
Noting Sarah Palin's meandering phraseology, John McWhorter wonders why mindless speaking no longer prevents someone from becoming a major public influencer.
Faced with climate change, some birds are changing their migration schedules and staying closer to home -- and in the future they might stop migrating altogether.
John Hartwig was the principal of a private elementary school run by the conservative Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod. Last month, he was fired by a church council. The reasons for his dismissal are murky, but they appear to have something to do with this: Hartwig's father, a former ...
Eating more fruits and vegetables appears to do little to reduce the incidence of cancer -- despite decades of exhortations from the World Health Organization that people do so.
Physicists have developed the smallest electrically pumped laser ever, with a beam that is 30 micrometers long, eight micrometers high, and has a wavelength of 200 micrometers.
Scientists in the Philippines say they have discovered a new species of giant lizards with bright yellow, blue, and green skin, that lives in the forests and survives on a fruit-only diet.
Warming world, warming waters, coral reef die-off. You know the drill. But until recently, marine biologists knew relatively little about what exactly was going on, on the bacterial level, when coral reefs died off. Now, a group of scientists at Cornell have drawn up a mathematical model to ...
Americans continue to believe in race—"kind of like [how] people believe in witches," says Princeton historian Nell Irvin Painter. Yet the concept of race as we know it didn't develop until the Enlightenment, and American notions of what constitutes a "white" or "nonwhite" person have a complex ...