February 2, 2013 Throughout North America, wily woodchucks will predict if winter will continue for six more weeks. Randy Bish ponders whether petulance will prevent a prediction out of Punxsutawney, Pa., while Rick McKee thinks if you want to escape the cold, you can't go wrong with a little self help.
February 1, 2013 Football may be dangerous. But the Super Bowl is a spectacle of beauty. It is an opportunity for us to adore the magnificent achievement of courageous men. That's why philosopher Alva Noë will be watching.
February 1, 2013 Former Massachusetts Sen. John Kerry is scheduled to be sworn in Friday as U.S. secretary of state. Petar Pismestrovic acknowledges the weighty burden borne by outgoing Secretary Hillary Clinton, while John Deering suggests what might be next for her.
January 31, 2013 Jean Merrill's classic children's book The Pushcart War explores war, peace and pushcarts on the streets of New York. Author Adam Mansbach writes that the story still resonates. Do you have a favorite children's book that deals with heavy themes? Tell us in the comments.
January 31, 2013 You're watching the Super Bowl, and on the screen flashes a number to text a $10 donation for brain research. This hasn't happened yet, but as the big event nears, commentator Barbara J. King asks how should we react to the Super Bowl in light of the link between repetitive brain injuries and degenerative brain disease.
January 31, 2013 NRA Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre testified before the Senate yesterday. Adam Zyglis thinks the NRA is a part of the gun violence problem, while Bob Englehart agrees with one of the NRA's major points.
January 30, 2013 In the wake of the Hubble Space Telescope and the discovery of the Higgs boson, should we continue to pursue big science projects, in spite of their costs? Commentator Marcelo Gleiser says it's a no brainer.
January 30, 2013 Fox News didn't renew Palin's contract but hired former Democratic congressman and presidential candidate Kucinich. Rob Tornoe hopes to consign the former Alaska governor and GOP vice presidential hopeful to obscurity. Jeff Darcy thinks obscurity might have been the better option for Kucinich.
January 29, 2013 President Obama is scheduled to unveil his proposal to overhaul U.S. immigration law a day after a bipartisan group of senators announced their plan. Randy Bish believes the president has been too welcoming to undocumented residents, while Nate Beeler thinks Republicans have not gone far enough.
January 29, 2013 Is your Mind real, or just an afterthought in the life of your brain? What if the Mind was something as real as Space and Time and Higgs Bosons?
January 28, 2013 Echolocation isn't just for bats and dolphins: pioneering human echolocators and new research reveal the remarkable adaptability of the human perceptual system. Commentator Tania Lombrozo explores the implications.
January 28, 2013 When author Ally Carter found out that S.E. Hinton had been a teenager when she wrote The Outsiders, something inside her clicked. It was the first moment she realized she could be a writer. Is there a book that has inspired you to write? Tell us in the comments.