Jan 14, 2013 11:37AM ET
After much teasing, he dropped his natty new single, "Suit and Tie" — and while the Internet mostly likes it, everyone seems to agree that JT had the most annoying reveal in a week packed with major pop comebacks.
Jan 14, 2013 9:40AM ET
Antonio Villaraigosa on immigration reform, George Packer on Southern Republicans, Jennifer Welsh on France's intervention in Mali, Chris Cillizza on the Senate losing its lions, and Gary Younge on Obama's Iraq amnesia.
Jan 11, 2013 7:31PM ET
Discovered: Scientists dig up Frodo fossils; autistic people hear music better; babies' brains foretell adult diseases; Deepwater Horizon cleanup could hurt coral all over again.
Jan 11, 2013 6:04PM ET
Yesterday, Destiny's Child got R&B fans pumped for their big return to the studio. It didn't take long for their new track "Nuclear" to appear online, and for some reason Mashable got to midwife the official release.
Jan 11, 2013 5:17PM ET
Under current federal funding guidelines, international HIV/AIDS programs have to adopt anti-prostitution policies if they want U.S. money. But in taking up a new case Friday, the Supreme Court decided to put that mandate to the First Amendment test.
Jan 11, 2013 12:41PM ET
Words like epidemic tend to get tossed around willy nilly whenever flu seasons get nasty. But the CDC confirmed Friday that what the U.S. is going through right now officially qualifies as an epidemic.
Jan 11, 2013 10:25AM ET
Alex Koppelman on Joe Biden's gun talks, Kimberley Strassel on gun control roadblocks, Paul Krugman on why we should mint the trillion-dollar coin, Stephen Carter on why we shouldn't, Eleanor Clift on Obama's chief of staff search.
Jan 11, 2013 9:58AM ET
Talk about mixed signals. On the very morning The New York Times signaled its plans to reassign its nine environment desk journalists to other sections, the paper ran a chilling photo of "extreme weather" above the fold on A1.
Jan 10, 2013 7:27PM ET
Party-pooping politicians tried to quash the two-weekend expansion of Miami's giant electronic dance gathering Ultra Music Festival. But the increasingly popular mega-rave could not be contained.
Jan 10, 2013 6:17PM ET
Discovered: "Whole grain" labeling doesn't mean much; brown-eyed girls (and boys) deemed more trustworthy; birds are smart enough to hide their food; heel-to-toe barefoot runners gain ground.
Jan 10, 2013 4:12PM ET
Vladimir Franz has more face tattoos than Lil Wayne, but that hasn't hurt his poll numbers. The odd man out in the Czech presidential race has earned a sizable chunk of the vote by calling out ruling parties on corruption.
Jan 10, 2013 1:36PM ET
Women who take sleeping pills have been inadvertently double-dosing, according to a new announcement from the Federal Drug Administration.
Jan 10, 2013 12:15PM ET
He's bringing music back ... in three days. Today's tease didn't go anywhere, but word has it that singer's follow-up to FutureSex/LoveSounds is in the pipes, with Timbaland, Jay-Z, and Beyoncé onboard.
Jan 10, 2013 9:58AM ET
Amy Davidson on the platinum coin, Edward Kleinbard on Obama's plan B for the debt ceiling, Ezra Klein on Joe Biden in 2016, Meghan Daum on Hillary Clinton in 2016, and Liel Leibovitz on violent video games.
Jan 9, 2013 6:38PM ET
Discovered: The NIH connects artificial sweeteners with depression; why fingers get all pruney underwater; insulin findings could lead to needle-free diabetes medication; deaf mice made to hear again.
Jan 9, 2013 5:51PM ET
Doctors say we're entering the worst flu season in a decade, Boston's mayor has declared a public health emergency, and Chicago hospitals are having to turn away sick people. So we should panic, right? Not yet, according to recent flu epidemics.
Jan 9, 2013 1:39PM ET
Preliminary hearings on the legal fate of accused Aurora movie theater shooter James Holmes wrapped today, after the revelation of disturbing images from Holmes' cell phone.
Jan 9, 2013 12:30PM ET
Beyoncé is reprising her role as Obama's inauguration serenader. Oh, and Kelly Clarkson and James Taylor will be there, too. Not that a lot of Beyoncé fans know who James Taylor is, exactly.
Jan 9, 2013 9:45AM ET
Tim Weiner on John Brennan, Jonathan Chait on elusive centrist debt solutions, J. Michael Cole on Japan-China hostilities, David Hirst on a possible Kurdish state, and Leonid Bershidsky on Gerard Depardieu taking Russia.
Jan 8, 2013 6:44PM ET
Discovered: Canadian tar sands impact regional water supplies; therapy doesn't necessarily stop teens from becoming suicidal; first images of the high-energy cosmos; city birds grow up fast.
Jan 8, 2013 5:06PM ET
New evidence emerging from this week's hearings into the Aurora movie theater shooting paints a chilling picture of the meticulously laid bombs waiting for first responders.
Jan 8, 2013 2:01PM ET
Still think book critics are too nice these days? You won't after reading the scathing reviews nominated for this year's Hatchet Job of the Year awards.
Jan 8, 2013 10:20AM ET
Always one for flipping conventions, David Bowie is celebrating his 66th birthday today by giving his fans the gift of new music. This morning he released a new single and announced his first new album in almost 10 years.
Jan 8, 2013 9:36AM ET
David Brooks on Chuck Hagel, Gabrielle Giffords and Mark Kelly on guns, Ramesh Ponnuru on the debt ceiling, Simon Tisdall on Syria, and Michael Specter on genetically modified crops.
Jan 7, 2013 6:40PM ET
Record companies are usually quick to capitalize on the never-before heard recordings of their biggest artists. So why did Sony drag their feet and hush up the release of new Bob Dylan rarities? The answer lies in a complex copyright law.
Jan 7, 2013 6:07PM ET
Discovered: Global warming could cause more lava flow; humans started popping pills ages ago; babies begin acquiring language in womb; Mars astronauts would be very sleepy.
Jan 7, 2013 1:34PM ET
Preliminary hearings on the Aurora movie theater massacre began today, and many expect accused shooter James Holmes to pursue an insanity defense. Considering Colorado's unusual laws, he could have a strong case.
Jan 7, 2013 9:33AM ET
Peter Beinart on Chuck Hagel, Doyle McManus on John Boehner, Chris Cillizza on Washington's bargaining problem, Kostas Vaxevanis on Greek oligarchs, and Mark Buchanan on inequality and crime.
Jan 4, 2013 7:01PM ET
Discovered: Scary numbers about sleeping while driving; our moon might get its own moon; decoding the malware genome; fighting HIV with HIV.
Jan 4, 2013 6:22PM ET
After much delay, and much not-so-secret disgust, the Food and Drug Administration came out with rules aimed at curbing food-borne illness Friday. Here's how the proposed new rules will affect what you eat... finally.