October 17, 2012 This year's Nobel Prize in physics celebrates amazing experiments that have the potential to elucidate some of Nature's deepest secrets. They also and have the potential to lead us down the path to a world transformed by revolutionary quantum applications.
October 17, 2012 In the age of the Internet, data is everywhere — the question is how to use it. Author Doug Lemov recommends three books about the power of information. What is your favorite number-crunching book? Tell us in the comments.
October 17, 2012 Malala Yousafzai, the Pakastani teenager who advocated education for girls in a diary online, is recovering after being shot by the Taliban. Pat Bagley and Taylor Jones offer their admiring support.
October 16, 2012 After President Obama's lackluster performance in his first debate against Mitt Romney, many are wondering whether he can reverse his fortunes. Tim Campbell still gives the edge to Romney, while Kirk Walters offers a bit of advice that many Democrats might echo.
October 15, 2012 Commentator Sheril Kirshenbaum says national energy strategies don't fit so neatly into red or blue compartments. The boundaries are blurry, motivated by more than a candidate's platform. Energy policies often cross party lines and she says we must open our eyes to when and where they do.
October 15, 2012 After the first manuscript of Thomas Carlyle's French Revolution was accidentally burned, he began again with renewed fervor. Historian H.W. Brands explains why Carlyle's book remains fresh as ever. Have you ever lost your magnum opus to fire or flash drive? Tell us in the comments.
October 15, 2012 With the second presidential debate a day away, the polls have been back and forth on who has the lead. Jeff Parker has sympathy for the pollsters, while Mike Smith thinks partisan expectations don't make matters any easier.
October 14, 2012 The Vice Presidential debate may not have produced a clear winner, but it did provoke many strong impressions. Bill Day questions Paul Ryan's candor, while Gary Varvel thinks Joe Biden's demeanor was over-the-top.
October 13, 2012 Paddy Roy Bates,the self-proclaimed prince of Sealand, died this week at the age of 91. In 1965, Bates boarded an artillery platform seven miles off the English coast and set up Radio Essex, a "pirate" music station. But he didn't stop there.
October 13, 2012 The Syrian civil war has been spilling over into neighboring Turkey. Gustavo Rodriguez sees cross-border incidents as unavoidable consequences, while Cam Cardow fears what could happen if they continue.
October 12, 2012 Can natural science find a place for us in its vision of the cosmos? Thomas Nagel, in a new book, demands we take this question seriously. He is right to do so.
October 12, 2012 A U.S. Anti-Doping Agency released a report yesterday stating that Lance Armstrong was the head of a sophisticated doping ring. Nick Anderson and Signe Wilkinson take a look at the drugs and their consequences.
October 12, 2012 Neither Vice President Biden nor GOP Rep. Paul Ryan gave any quarter Thursday night. The two men were pointed and at some points personal in discussing their differences across a broad range of domestic and foreign policy issues.