February 28, 2013 A study published in The New England Journal of Medicine found many benefits to staying on a Mediterranean diet – which involves cutting back on red meat. Steve Kelley looks at the findings, while as Dave Granlund points out, there are other reasons to avoid eating beef.
February 27, 2013 Marissa Mayer's decision to ban working from home at Yahoo has sparked a debate about the effectiveness of teleworking. NPR's Steve Henn, who works a fragmented schedule from his Silicon Valley home, says research on what works is mixed, but success largely depends on the job and whom you're collaborating with.
February 27, 2013 The Universe could end tomorrow, courtesy of the newly-discovered Higgs. But, as commentator Marcelo Gleiser explains, there is really no need to panic.
February 27, 2013 Gasoline prices in the U.S. have climbed sharply. Lisa Benson is worried about the effect on the U.S. economy, while John Cole is concerned about the long-term impact of technologies that have spurred domestic energy production.
February 27, 2013 Like many other intrinsically boring foods — say, tofu or grits — lentils shine because they get out of the way. They provide a vehicle and a backdrop for other flavors — whether it's good olive oil and gently gilded onions, or ground spices and lemony pesto.
February 26, 2013 The relationship between Art and Science is much debated. Commentator Adam Frank says the tight connection between these seemingly different worlds can be seen clearly in the eye-catching work of pop icon Beyoncé. You just have to know what you're looking for.
February 26, 2013 We're living in an age obsessed with authenticity, says linguist Geoff Nunberg, but we often choose to nitpick the wrong details. Whether it's Downton Abbey, Mad Men, Lincoln or Argo, Nunberg argues, a historical novel or screenplay should give us a translation, not a transcription.
February 26, 2013 Will sequester cuts "hollow" out America's armed forces? Gary Varvel thinks the effects of sequestration are being exaggerated, while Patrick Chappatte argues that American military prowess will be harmed
February 25, 2013 Is science an unreliable partner? Commentator Tania Lombrozo admits that apparent contradictions between scientific studies, particularly those related to human health, can be unsettling. But she says that's no reason to give up on one of your most important partners in life.
February 25, 2013 Here's something new, exciting and just a little bit troubling: it's a little robot that you can fly with your phone. It's easy. It's versatile. It's got cameras so you can see and record what's going on in the apartments above you, the houses on your block, in backyards, sports fields. Nice, yes. But what happens to privacy if these things become very popular?
February 25, 2013 There's a core principle in Washington, "if you can't fix the problem, make sure you fix the blame." Eric Allie and Pat Bagley apply it to the pending sequester.
February 25, 2013 Seth MacFarlane hosted the 85th Academy Awards which Monkey See's Linda Holmes says was one of the worst hosting performances in Oscar history. Jokes about women just kept coming. His sexist jokes were in poor taste, sure, but if they'd been funny, nobody would have cared.