March 6, 2013 As scientists advance their understanding of how the Earth has changed through billions of years, it becomes increasingly clear that the Earth and the life on it are entwined in unique ways. Commentator Marcelo Gleiser goes in search of the origins of life in a meeting of the minds at CERN.
March 6, 2013 With the UN set to impose sanctions on North Korea for its latest nuclear test, former hoop-star Dennis Rodman paid the country a visit. Cam Cardow doubts Rodman's visit was any help, while Patrick Chappatte thinks Kim Jong Un is going to be a real pain for Xi Jingping, China's new leader.
March 5, 2013 It may be far more likely that our first evidence of intelligent life in space will come by detecting their industrial waste. Commentator Adam Frank highlights a study on how we might spot the signs from Earth.
March 5, 2013 Now that sequestration has begun, what effect will it have? Nate Beeler doesn't expect much disruption, while Steve Greenberg is certain of only one result.
March 4, 2013 For this week's Sandwich Monday, we try chicken and waffles, in sandwich form. The Chicago restaurant Bel 50 uses waffles for all of its sandwiches, and we don't miss the bread at all.
March 4, 2013 When a sinkhole swallows a man whole, it's natural to look for answers that explain the tragedy. Can science provide the answers? Commentator Tania Lombrozo says that some explanations are never satisfying.
March 4, 2013 Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer has banned telecommuting. Dave Granlund is in sympathy with the online company's employees, while Jeff Danziger agrees with Mayer's view that "speed and quality are often sacrificed when we work from home."
March 3, 2013 Why Aristotle thinks Beyonce would make a great scientist.
March 3, 2013 How long can a major issue like sequestration go on before the media becomes part of the story? Mike Lester and Mike Luckovich look at the flap between journalist Bob Woodward and the Obama Administration and disagree on who's comfortable and who's being afflicted.
March 2, 2013 Pope Benedict XVI is no longer the Pope. Rick McKee wishes the Holy Father well as he enters retirement, while Daryl Cagle goes Dada on "il papa" and the problems of perception that could arise for the Catholic Church.