Bob Herbert of the New York Times writes that Martin Luther King's reasoning for contesting the War in Vietnam is valid in Afghanistan, but, like before, few are listening.
Scientists have blocked cell activity in the brain's moral reasoning region inducing people to use purely consequential reasoning rather than consider moral principles.
New EPA standards will regulate greenhouse gas emissions from cars and trucks through 2016 requiring a base efficiency of 34 miles per gallon in six years' time.
Ahead of Saturday's iPad launch, CNN looks at Apple's new computer to answer questions and distinguish it from other computers already in our homes and offices.
Romanians flocking to burger joints in their post-communist gorge may soon be subject to a junk food tax intended to reduce national obesity rates and fill government coffers.
Hirings in manufacturing and health-care industries boosted the national payroll in March though companies were more likely to take on temporary workers than full-time employees.
The recent earthquake in Chile was the fifth largest ever recorded and the U.S. Geological Survey is investigating damaged buildings there to better understand our own California.
U.K. law prohibits selecting the sex of your child unless serious medical issues are involved and this has Brits flocking to the U.S. to balance out their families.
Long denied by the government, former engineers and spies of Area 51 speak out publicly about working at the secret source of UFO folklore.
New U.S. airport security measures mark the end of broad national and racial profiling in favor of intelligence-based screening criteria.
The headline in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution sums up the story's coverage in countless other news outlets: "CNN's ratings continue to fall; Fox News has best quarter in network history." The juxtaposition of the two networks, their different fortunes, the suggestion that the success of ...
But not fast enough. It's huge news that the latest employment report (pdf) shows that the country has finally started to add jobs. It's the first substantial increase in the number of jobs since 2007. But while the economy added 162,000 jobs in March, that's still just a small fraction of the more ...
When I read that Republican National Committee staffers had expensed nearly $2000 worth of "meals" at bondage-themed Hollywood nightclub specializing in simulated lesbian sex, I knew it couldn't be an isolated incident. No one would be bold enough to expense that unless they were sure they could ...
We’re delighted to start our blog, Hybrid Reality, on Big Think. The blog is part of a multi-year research project examining human/technology co-evolution. We explore the implications of our complex and irreversible tango with science and technology in all aspects of our everyday life: how we ...
David Brooks writes that the recession has helped teach Americans about the dangers of debt, "but there’s probably going to have to be a public crusade -- like the ones against littering and smoking -- to hammer the point home."