When it comes to setting overly optimistic targets for the production of advanced biofuels, the United States Environmental Protection Agency makes Pollyanna sound like Eeyore.
Linn Ulmann spent her childhood trailing her famous parents as they traveled the world. As the daughter of director Ingmar Bergman and the actress Liv Ullmann, two legends of 20th-century cinema, her “home” shifted time and again.
America is changing—it’s getting grayer, fatter, and more medicated. But luckily, it’s also getting a lot more insured.
David Brooks argued in a recent column that opposition to the national-education standards known as the Common Core exists only on the fringes of the left and right.
Since the Obama Administration launched We the People, the public-petition section of WhiteHouse.gov, two-and-a-half years ago, it's met occasional derision and perhaps garnered the most attention when suppliants have proposed exciting if, okay, ultimately unrealistic, ideas like building a Death Star.
Richer people live longer lives. It's true for both men and women. It's true at virtually every income level. And it was the backbone of one of the most striking charts I've seen this year in the Wall Street Journal, based on research by Brookings scholar Barry Bosworth.
Shakespeare’s 450th birthday, today, will bring an outpouring of written appreciations for his works.
The first astronauts who set foot on the moon were quarantined for three weeks when they returned to Earth.
Problem: Getting shoved on the playground, or swirlied in the toilet, called mean names behind your back, or to your face—bullying takes many forms (even more of late thanks to the Internet), and is an unfortunate part of life for many children.
1. What's up with tablets these days? Apple's earnings report today will tell us a little something: how many iPads they've sold and whether that number is growing or shrinking.
The Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that Michigan voters did not violate the U.S. Constitution when they banned racial preferences in admissions to public universities.
On June 14, 2011, Dr. Charles Czeisler stood by the side of a small stage, listening as a colleague introduced him to a crowd of fellow researchers.
With a tinge of anxiety, I maneuvered my six-seater Fiat through a neighborhood in East Jerusalem that I did not know—and that most Jewish Israelis don’t frequent.
Does anybody else think it could be a problem to put the question of minority rights to a majority vote in state initiatives?
The culture warriors have decided: Disney’s Frozen is queer. Elsa hiding her ice-powers could be read as a metaphor for the closet, the Oscar-winning “Let it Go” plays like a coming-out anthem, and a character in the film evokes the question of whether homosexuality is a choice by inquiring of Elsa’s powers, “born with it or cursed?
The LBJ Library recently held a multiday program to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act, and by all accounts, the program was stirring and stimulating, up to and including President Obama's speech.
It's his 450th birthday, and The Bard has never appealed to a wider or more diverse audience. American higher-ed English departments may be teaching him less than they used to, but the Internet and modern film and TV interpretations have helped democratize appreciation of his works around the world.
Almost 60 prominent supports of same sex marriage published a statement Tuesday titled, "Freedom to Marry, Freedom to Dissent: Why We Must Have Both." The signatories include gays and straights who've labored for years to secure marriage equality, and regard a liberal approach to public discourse as core to their success.
A few years ago, Chicago residents accustomed to parking on the street got a rude shock. Parking-meter rates had suddenly gone up as much as fourfold.
If a website is designed haphazardly, it doesn’t only look out of control. The user experience can be just as messy for someone who can’t see.