Dec 6, 2011 10:51AM ET
Discovered: diamond planets, crocodiles and nuclear plants, a psychedelic revival and the random facts about the left-handed.
Dec 6, 2011 9:38AM ET
Vygaudas Usackas on Soviets in Afghanistan, Joe Nocera on Medicare's former chief, Ramesh Ponnuru on Gingrich, Spike Dolomite Ward on ObamaCare, Roger Cohen on Israel
Dec 6, 2011 8:34AM ET
A summary of the best reads found behind the paywall of The New York Times.
Dec 6, 2011 6:01AM ET
With just a few short weeks remaining before the end of the 2011 session, Congress has passed its fewest number of bills in at least the last 10 non-election years.
Dec 6, 2011 5:27AM ET
Shortly before leaving the governor's office in Massachusetts, Mitt Romney's administration spent nearly $100,000 of state money to purge computer and email records, in an unprecedented attempt to wipe out the paper trail of tenure.
Dec 5, 2011 4:48PM ET
As winter sets in for real in much of the country it seems each weekend brings news of a new crackdown on a different Occupy encampment, but a few are holding fast.
Dec 5, 2011 2:52PM ET
Federal Aviation Administration chief Jerome Randolph "Randy" Babbitt is taking some time off from his job running the Federal Aviation Administration after police arrested him near his Fairfax, Virginia, home for drunk driving.
Dec 5, 2011 1:43PM ET
Today in academia: Finals season begins, the highest paid college presidents, Oxford's many trademarks, and Obama's scheduled chat about steep tuition.
Dec 5, 2011 1:01PM ET
News of the little-known Pentagon program that practically gave away $500 Million worth of retired military equipment to local police departments last year prompts the question: What the heck are cops actually doing with tanks and grenade launchers?
Dec 5, 2011 12:06PM ET
A Saudi woman who was sentenced to flogging but then apparently pardoned still faces the lash for driving a car in the Sharia-adherent kingdom.
Dec 5, 2011 11:32AM ET
Discovered: citizen scientists, when gossip is good, ominous global warming stats to skip over, and some more terrible things about apple juice.
Dec 5, 2011 9:44AM ET
Michael Mukasey on the Supreme Court recusals, Margaret Heckel on Merkel, Adam Hochschild on Gingrich the historian, Arnold Schwarzenegger on renewable energy, and Michael Lewis on the 99 percent.
Dec 5, 2011 8:22AM ET
Dec 5, 2011 7:07AM ET
A analysis of pardon applications shows that criminals who had the support of a member of Congress were three times as likely to win approval for their pardon as those who didn't.
Dec 5, 2011 5:37AM ET
The U.S. Postal Service is preparing to announce to cuts of up to $6.5 billion a year from its overwhelmed budget, including a reduction of the speed of first-class mail, making it impossible for normal mail to be delivered in one day.
Dec 4, 2011 4:42PM ET
The New York Times examines the life of Derek Boogard, who died at 28 after a brief career pummeling his way through the underside of ice hockey.
Dec 4, 2011 10:00AM ET
As climate-change science moves in one direction, Republicans in Congress are moving in another. Why?
Dec 3, 2011 4:20PM ET
One wonky detail of the Obama health insurance reforms could make a huge differences. Insurers now have to spend a larger percentage of money on actual health care.
Dec 3, 2011 3:31PM ET
Michael Harris' elegant essay about the lives of gay men in the "post-AIDS" era ends with a haunting, poignant metaphor.
Dec 3, 2011 12:43PM ET
The former Penn State football coach charged with 40 counts of sexual abuse of children is talking to the media again.
Dec 3, 2011 11:50AM ET
Herman Cain, Godfather pizza CEO, 999-coiner, alleged sexual harasser and affair-haver, has "suspended" his campaign for president.
Dec 2, 2011 5:36PM ET
The natural question following the news that California's 9th Circuit Court of Appeals had ruled that bone marrow sales weren't a major federal crime was, what's the Bone Marrow market like?
Dec 2, 2011 12:24PM ET
Today in academia: dumpster diving, infomercials, cheating scandals, changing UPenn's name and the sociology of all things Jay-Z.
Dec 2, 2011 10:35AM ET
It only took a scolding letter from a Senator, a class action lawsuit and a few thousand news stories, but smartphone software makers Carrier IQ finally responded to allegations of logging keystrokes and spying on users on Thursday night.
Dec 2, 2011 10:17AM ET
Discovered: a 'dirty secret' of science, StarCraft's research value, how exercise effects the depressed, and three's a trend when it comes to doctor hygiene studies.
Dec 2, 2011 9:33AM ET
Charles Krauthammer on Republican front-runners, Jeffrey Fisher on the sixth Amendment, Alfonso Aguilar on immigration, David Brooks on the German ethos, and Jonathan Alter on Marco Rubio.
Dec 2, 2011 8:42AM ET
Dec 2, 2011 7:05AM ET
Yesterday was "Puppy Day" at George Mason's School of Law, as the university brought in a pack of adorable doggies to help stressed out students deal with the pressure of end-of-semester exams.
Dec 2, 2011 5:53AM ET
Residents on the West Coast are expecting another day of fierce hurricane-force winds after powerful gusts tore up homes and trees and knocked out power lines across California.
Dec 1, 2011 5:42PM ET
When we think of dogs serving in the military, the conjured images might be of the formidably enhanced heros that assisted the Navy SEAL team take out bin Laden--maybe not the estimated 5 percent of K9's who, like many soldiers, are also suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.