September 25, 2012 Cooks and servers, scientists and sales reps — those are some of the workers who say they perform better after drinking coffee. People who work as nurses, journalists, and teachers also say they're more effective if they have coffee, in a survey from Dunkin Donuts and CareerBuilder.
September 21, 2012 Even as it has been praised for bringing innovative ideas to life, Kickstarter has been criticized for allowing creators to be a little fuzzy about their plans — and for providing little recourse to investors who are unsatisfied with a project they supported. The site has announced changes it hopes will ease the confusion.
September 21, 2012 Riding piggy-back atop a Boeing 747, the shuttle performed a fly-by at several iconic spots, from Malibu and Santa Monica to the Getty Center, the Griffith Observatory, and Vandenberg Air Force Base.
September 21, 2012 Despite complaints from NFL coaches and players, the league and its locked-out officials are no closer to reaching a deal than they were last week, according to reports. News of the lack of progress comes a day after NFL representatives insisted that coaches and players respect the referees.
September 20, 2012 Minnesota gamblers no longer have to rip paper pull-tabs to see if they've won cash: As of this week, they can use an iPad to play games that give them instant feedback. The venture was sparked by a need to raise money to help for an NFL football stadium costing an estimated $975 million.
September 17, 2012 Inspired by the all-caps headline "MUSLIM RAGE" on this week's cover of Newsweek, irreverent tweeters who happen to be Muslim are giving a glimpse of what really ticks them off — or at least, what makes them laugh.
September 17, 2012 This morning, author Neil Gaiman posted "A Letter from a Scared Actress," which he introduced by explaining that he met actress Anna Gurji a few years ago, before she moved to America from Georgia — and eventually acted in Innocence of Muslims.
September 17, 2012 The one-year anniversary of the Occupy Wall Street movement brought rallies and arrests Monday, as protesters marched in New York and other cities. More than 100 arrests were reported in New York, where activists marched near the city's stock exchange.
September 17, 2012 Canada has ended its longstanding resistance to an international treaty calling asbestos a dangerous material, in a decision that reflects a shift in the leadership of Quebec province, home of Canada's asbestos industry.
September 17, 2012 As Americans increasingly rely on cards, not cash, to pay for small items like coffee and snacks, it's not always easy to tip those behind the counter. A new device called the "Dip Jar" might fix that, by allowing customers to dip a card to give $1 to the staff.
September 17, 2012 U.S. astronaut Sunita Williams is now in command of the International Space Station, after receiving control of the facility this weekend. Three departing astronauts whose capsule left the station early Monday landed safely three and a half hours later.
September 12, 2012 A Syrian documentary film producer whose arrest two weeks ago prompted concerns for his safety and a letter of support from the Toronto International Film Festival is now free, according to reports. Orwa Nyrabia disappeared after heading to the airport in Damascus on Aug. 23.
September 7, 2012 Wikpedia has had to deal with accusations that its entries were edited too easily. But this week, the online encyclopedia is dealing with charges that its entries are too tough to edit — and the accuser is author Philip Roth, who wanted to correct a mistake about his novel The Human Stain.
September 7, 2012 The highest speed limit in America will be officially unveiled in November, when drivers on one portion of a Texas highway will be allowed to reach 85 mph without keeping an eye out for police cars and radar detectors.
September 7, 2012 American Paralympian Matt Stutzman won the silver medal in archery this week, a feat he accomplished despite being born without arms. In the men's compound open final, he was narrowly beaten by Finland's Jere Forsberg, who has the use of both arms.