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.
March 1, 2013 We seem to be stressed out these days. Everybody I know says that they feel overwhelmed a lot of the time. Why is this? What is going on?
March 1, 2013 The clock is ticking down to sequestration. John Deering says that both parties managed the situation badly, while Mike Smith points out that there is at least one thing that both Democrats and Republicans do well.
February 28, 2013 Poutine, at its simplest, is french fries, cheese curds and gravy. In Chicago, 11 restaurants recently pitted their own variations on the Canadian late-night dish against one another.
February 28, 2013 For decades anthropologist Napoleon Chagnon has incited uproar with his claims of genetically-rooted violence among Venezuela's Ya̧nomamö Indians. Now anthropologist Marshall Sahlins has resigned from the National Academy of Sciences, citing, among other things, Chagnon's election to the body. Why all the drama?
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 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 Scientists have found a Higgs-like particle, a key component in modern physics theory. But is it the Higgs particle, or a new one, part of a more complex model?
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.