The BBC's decision last week to cut a quarter of all spending on its web ventures may have seemed a counterintuitive move for a modern day media organization, but is it so out of line with major corporations' general attitude toward new media journalism? Over at reportr.net, Alfred Hermida found ...
He’s been happy to lend his celebrity to causes in an effort to broaden their scope. Despite his background and image, few people in his industry have been as unapologetically vocal regarding issues that most celebrities would normally tiptoe around. Among the world’s most-recognized artists, he ...
The New York Times' resident ethicist, Randy Cohen, had some confused but caustic advice for a parent who wrote in with the following quandary: My 9-year-old son, who has attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (A.D.H.D.), was prescribed medication and is doing much better in school and ...
The Case for a Creator, Chapter 9 Chapter 9 is ostensibly about the origin of biological information, but what it's really about is the origin of life. We've discussed this in part in an earlier chapter, but Meyer has some other objections to raise. First up, Strobel raises the question of ...
Things may be settling down in Iceland, Chilean volcanoes still quiet after the earthquake and views of Chaiten from space.
Mathematicians taken up with finding the square roots of algebraic equations have had the niggling problem that such solutions involve illogical square roots of negative numbers.
Schools across America are switching to a four-day week, hoping to stave off the effects of budget cuts - but fuelling fears of hurting kids’ education.
Pakistani security agents have denied that an American al Qaeda promulgator with a $1 million US bounty on his head has been arrested, saying there has been an ID mix-up.
A genetic propensity may be responsible for some alcohol dependence, according to new research which links alcoholism to a cluster of genes on chromosome 11.
Blogger Jeff Jarvis wades into the television fight by suggesting that Cablevision customers switch to the “better service” Verizon Fios—but that doesn’t mean he’s siding with ABC!
Cyberwar has been declared as urgent memos are circulated by Nato and the EU calling for the protection of secret material, in response to a boom in online attacks from China.
Iran has found its own bastion for liberation, comparable to South Africa’s Nelson Mandela, in the form of the defeated opposition leader Mir Hossein Mousavi, writes The New Republic.
A collection of house plants have been installed in a fifth-floor space at the AC Institute in Chelsea, with a video screen above their head as part of the television-for-plants-project.
Robert Fisk remarks upon the “democracy” being won out in Iraq and questions whether the country’s next sectarian government can really overcome the Sunnis-Shias antagonism.
It was a red letter day for women in the film industry yesterday as Kathryn Bigelow became the surprise first woman to win Best Director at the Oscars for “The Hurt Locker.”