Nov 13, 2012 10:06AM ET
Andrew Ross Sorkin on J.C. Penney, Jon Lee Anderson on Petraeus, Michael Tomasky on the death of Reaganomics, Saransh Sehgal on Tibet, and Christine Ockrent on François Hollande.
Nov 12, 2012 5:44PM ET
A four-star general, his eager biographer, an FBI probe, another "other woman," a disgraced resignation—as one commenter notes, General Petraeus' affair is a Hollywood blockbuster that practically writes itself.
Nov 12, 2012 5:29PM ET
Discovered: Wizard-like scientists make objects invisible; death is close when chromosome tips are worn down; pregnant women who contract flus are more likely to have autistic babies; prosthetic skin that heals itself.
Nov 12, 2012 4:03PM ET
Discovered: Deer ticks are hosts to even more pathogens than we thought; Brazil wants to un-endanger species by cloning them; satellites aren't beyond the reach of climate change; how Mayans grew maize.
Nov 12, 2012 12:07PM ET
Today in books and publishing: Only 2,000 copies of Pippa Middleton's party planning book were sold; a bookish beef comes to a close; National Book Awards are in full swing.
Nov 12, 2012 9:58AM ET
Maureen Dowd on Romney's America, Sarah Westwood on college Republicans, Doyle McManus on wedge issues, Ahmed Rashid on Afghan peace, William D. Cohan on Wall Street reform.
Nov 9, 2012 5:22PM ET
Discovered: Thousands of nasty groundwater sites won't be cleaned anytime soon; malaria vaccine's effectiveness declines; ash tree attacks are here to stay; coral reef defense tactics.
Nov 9, 2012 3:58PM ET
Discovered: Researchers confirm Ötzi's ancestry; weight hatred withers with visibility of body type diversity; compliments inspire better work; a machine that speaks Mandarin for you.
Nov 9, 2012 1:06PM ET
Today in books and publishing: Philip Roth confirms his retirement; Amazon's mysteriously vanishing buy buttons; Kobo expands to Italy, Kindle considers China; cities in literature.
Nov 9, 2012 10:16AM ET
Noreen Malone on Megyn Kelly, Seth Mandel on Republican governors, Margaret Carlson on female senators, Jay Ulfelder on forecasting world politics, Damien Ma on China's last ten years.
Nov 8, 2012 6:15PM ET
Discovered: Super-Earth exoplanet seems habitable; it's alive—this gelatinous lab-bred blob; rethinking the theory that genes cause disease; fairy-wrens identify themselves with code words.
Nov 8, 2012 5:21PM ET
From the moment President Obama was reelected, disgruntled conservatives began circulating a quote heralding democracy's downfall at the hands of greedy voters. We hate to break it to them in their time of mourning, but their favorite bit of historical wisdom is fabricated.
Nov 8, 2012 4:47PM ET
Today in books and publishing: Simon & Schuster hopes fanfic will bring 50 Shades of profit; Orhan Pamuk recommends Zen for Obama; Google doodles Bram Stoker; Ellen Hopkins has two new books on the way.
Nov 8, 2012 10:25AM ET
Amy Davidson on Sasha and Malia, Gail Collins on the fiscal cliff, Maghan Daum on single women voters, Ezra Klein on the filibuster, and Ana Marie Cox on gay equality.
Nov 7, 2012 6:15PM ET
Scientific American on Prop. 37, The New York Times on Southern peanut farmers, Clean Technica on new LEDs, Reuters on the new nor'easter, The Wall Street Journal on Japan going rogue.
Nov 7, 2012 6:02PM ET
Discovered: Brewing renewable fuels from simple sugar; New Zealand-administered islands powered only by the sun; engineers study butterfly textures; sardines dying off in the Caribbean.
Nov 7, 2012 4:17PM ET
Discovered: How our brains quickly compute potential partners; the universe is almost out of new stars; wine engineered to prevent headaches; a new sponge that looks like a candelabra.
Nov 7, 2012 1:49PM ET
Today in books and publishing: Apple and publishers settle with EU anti-trust regulators; Nate Silver gets a book sales bump; R.I.P. Patrick O'Connor; hallucinating with Oliver Sacks.
Nov 7, 2012 10:21AM ET
Jonathan Cohn on Obama's mandate, Jonathan Haidt, on common fear, Dana Milbank on Romney HQ, Linda Woodhead on extreme religious freedom, John Tamny on Romney's economic advisors.
Nov 7, 2012 1:05AM ET
President Obama's second term is tonight's big news, but this election could eventually be remembered more for its gay equality milestones than its presidential results. Same-sex marriage was approved in two states, a ban will likely be struck down in another, and Tammy Baldwin became America's first openly gay senator.
Nov 6, 2012 7:19PM ET
Discovered: Blind mole rats kill cancer cells; battery-less pacemakers; a prosthetic leg amputees can control with their minds; heart-related deaths rise in winter regardless of temperature.
Nov 6, 2012 5:16PM ET
Discovered: Borneo orangutans exhibit Ebola-like antibodies; NOAA's post-Sandy map of the East Coast; climate change could curtail Indian monsoons; bat-proofing wind turbines.
Nov 6, 2012 12:24PM ET
Has anyone checked Aaron Copland's grave for signs of vigorous rolling? Copland, the great American composer, who was openly gay and whose politics were socialist-leaning, keeps showing up on the Republican campaign.
Nov 6, 2012 10:58AM ET
Today in books and publishing: Bertelsmann buys full stake in Random House Mondadori; taking advantage of Amazon's new monthly subscriptions; overdue fees waived for canned goods; Macmillan ceases printing dictionaries.
Nov 5, 2012 8:18PM ET
Discovered: Cockatoos start using tools; party alignment is not encoded in our DNA; citizen scientists sift through cancer data; math class is tough—and sometimes painful.
Nov 5, 2012 5:19PM ET
Discovered: First sighting of spade-toothed whale; huge temperature spike predicted in this century; natural insect repellant; how an ancient volcano eruption precipitated acid rain.
Nov 5, 2012 11:18AM ET
Today in books and publishing: Booksellers turn away Amazon-published books; James Franco releases a chapbook; R.I.P. Han Suyin; Pippa fights for her right to party.
Nov 2, 2012 6:23PM ET
Discovered: Curiosity dispels theory of Martian methane; the flu could presage diabetes; political opinions can't outlive three questions; archaeologist says he's found Europe's oldest town.
Nov 2, 2012 4:37PM ET
Discovered: A solar lining for the U.S. economy; USDA not keeping pace with imported meat; horses get a Hendra vaccine; maybe don't dry your clothes indoors.
Nov 2, 2012 11:13AM ET
Today in books and publishing: DFW's greetings from Los Angeles; Amazon takes down author reviews; kids' books sales rise; critics pan Pippa's book.