March 27, 2013 You don't expect fourth-graders to be wise. They're still boys. But one, who was playing and ruminating on his back patio, had a knack for cosmology seemingly well beyond his years.
March 27, 2013 On Day 2 of same-sex marriage hearings, the Supreme Court weighs arguments over the Defense of Marriage Act. Mike Luckovich believes the federal law is likely to fall, while Steve Sack isn't so sure, considering Justice Antonin Scalia's past statements.
March 27, 2013 Can science ever explain the origin of the Universe? Commentator Marcelo Gleiser suggests caution and humility as scientists face this very difficult question.
March 27, 2013 Though it's not as common as other proteins in American cuisine, lamb often gets a share of the spotlight on springtime's holiday tables. It's a good time to experiment with lamb's magical ability to absorb and alter flavors.
March 26, 2013 The wilderness is not just a thing, it's a need. It's an idea that has grown up with humans and it will follow us from this planet to the next, and beyond. Commentator Adam Frank plots our future course.
March 26, 2013 The Voice returns tonight with two new coaches, while The X Factor will return in the fall minus three familiar faces. But only one of the shows is in trouble.
March 26, 2013 As the Supreme Court begins to hear arguments on same-sex marriage, Nate Beeler and Mike Peters look at developments in Ohio. Beeler notes that Sen. Rob Portman changed his position on gay marriage when it became personal, while Peters is still trying to figure out Gov. John Kasich's thinking.
March 25, 2013 For this week's Sandwich Monday, we sample the McCamembert. It's what you get when you're a French person who walks into a McDonald's, which is weird, because we figured what you'd get is deported.
March 25, 2013 Philosophers are burning their armchairs and heading for the lab as part of a new movement called, appropriately enough, "experimental philosophy." Commentator Tania Lombrozo wonders why this small subfield of philosophy has captured the popular imagination.
March 25, 2013 The House, Senate and President Obama have come together on a budget deal that keeps the government running until September. Joe Heller shows how they put it all together, while Pat Bagley doesn't think it will improve America's legislative gridlock.