Why did Texas, remarkably, escape the worst of the burst of the real estate bubble? The state has had a comparatively low mortgage default rate through the recession, and Alyssa Katz writes that the broader secret to the state’s success may be that it limits “cash-out” refinancing and home-equity lending. Even though not everyone loves the state’s borrowing rules, maybe Washington can learn from Texas’s example.
Even before birth, our brains are taking note of the languages we hear.
Since JWST first glimpsed the Universe, we've entered a new era in understanding the earliest objects in the Universe. What have we learned?
U.S. particle physicists recently recommended a list of major research projects that they hope will receive federal funding.
Looking back on our planet's early history offers a new (and less crazy) meaning for the idea of a "flat Earth."
“We want to make architecture that people like to use,” said Kazuyo Sejima, who with partner Ryue Nishizawa won the 2010 Pritzker Architecture Prize yesterday. “The jury somehow appreciated our […]