On any given weekday in the summer, you will find me walking through fields counting bugs. In fact, it’s my job: I’m an ecologist studying the communities of insects that live in agricultural landscapes.
First, for fair-and-balanced purposes, if you'd like to start with some depressing trends out of the US, be sure to read “The punditry vs.
It is not difficult to look at naked women on the Internet. There are, after all, a lot of men and women who post nude photos of themselves online hoping for pageviews, extra income, or just exhibitionist titillation. So with the news over the weekend of “leaked” nude photos of various celebrities, can we please all agree not to search these pictures out?
From the Dept. of Insane and Dangerous Overreactions to Fictional Threats: A 23-year-old teacher at a Cambridge, Md.
I have my concerns about President Obama’s foreign policy. But nothing eases them like listening to his Republican critics.
Last week, The Atlantic published a 24-point plan for ending the conflict between Russia and Ukraine—the product of a meeting between Russian and American experts and former officials on the Finnish island of Boistö.
"Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall," Fitzgerald wrote in The Great Gatsby. It's true: Fall is a time of renewal.
Labor Day online specials at Walmart this year “celebrate hard work with big savings.” For brick-and-mortar shoppers near my home in Chicago, several Walmart stores are open all 24 hours of Labor Day.
Most of us in the West are liberals, whether we admit it or not. We want equal rights for all, reject racial differences, cherish the freedom of worship while preserving the freedom to disagree, and seek an economic order that suits the ambitions of the individual.
As a reminder, this is No. 10 in a series on the proposed north-south California High-Speed Rail system, which deserves national attention as the highest-stakes infrastructure project underway anywhere in America now.
What does the notion that “cat videos will save journalism” have in common with the claim that “women are sexual predators?
Scientifically speaking, eyes are not the windows to the soul; they’re the windows to the brain. When you gaze into your lover’s peepers, what you’re actually seeing is the retina, an extension of brain tissue that lines the back of the eyes like wallpaper.
On Friday, the United Nations reported that nearly half of Syria's population has been displaced since the start of the civil war in 2011.
Let us know what we missed. Jon Stewart on Directorial Debut Rosewater, His Daily Show Future, and Those Israel-Gaza Comments Marisa Guthrie | The Hollywood Reporter "'Look, there's a lot of reasons why I hate myself — being Jewish isn't one of them,' Stewart says.
It’s easy to assume that queer Americans are thriving today. A year out from the Supreme Court decision striking down DOMA, 55 percent of Americans favor legalizing same-sex marriage legalization—an all-time high.
How is it different to be poor—very poor—in a developing country than in the richest country in the world?
On Thursday, Instagram released Hyperlapse, a new app for creating time-lapse videos. Many users responded by making ho-hum videos of their offices—understandable, given how much time we spend at work.
The gradual radicalization of Douglas McAuthur McCain, we're told, is reflected in his social-media timelines.
The Center for Photography in Woodstock, New York, launched a new exhibit this week. It's called "The Space Between: Redefining Public and Personal in Smartphone Photography," and it considers the cultural impact of photography's new ubiquity.