As President Obama campaigns for reelection, as he delivers speech after speech in swing states from Ohio to Florida, there's one word that’s completely off-limits. The word-which-must-not be named? "Stimulus."
Facebook has forever changed our real-world interactions. The social media company keeps us connected, but what happens with that connectivity comes at the expense of our privacy? At what point do these virtual friendships start to replace — or hamper — our real friendships?
From the Jetsons, to Star Wars, to the adorable WALL-E, robots have long been part of the American imagination. But as reporter Rachel Emma Silverman recently discovered, robots are becoming a part of the American reality in the workplace.
As any new parent, night-shift nurse, or early-morning radio host knows, the quality of our waking hours is determined by the time we spend snoozing between the sheets. Journalist David K. Randall uncovers significant insights into the science of sleep in his new book, "Dreamland: Adventures in the Strange Science of Sleep."
The human brain and our consciousness — they have been mystical and exotic topics that many a scientist has tried again and again to understand. Neuroscientist Guilio Tononi, a psychiatrist at the University of Wisconsin, is one of these scientists.
A new study in the journal Preventive Medicine found that Americans finds that a great majority of Americans are deceiving themselves when it comes to weight gain, but it turns out that self-deception is a fairly common phenomenon.
A gunman opened fire in a Sikh temple in Oak Creek, Wisconsin, Sunday in an act of domestic terrorism. Details are still emerging from yesterday’s events, but it has been confirmed that a gunman killed six members of the church and wounded three.
This week's Follow Friday includes a look back at the first week of the 2012 London Olympics, the responses to Romney's recent trip to Israel, the financial firm trading glitch, and the July job numbers.
When London was preparing for the Olympics amidst the global recession, London’s Olympic Committee wanted a new kind of facility, an arena that could be completely transformed after the Games. And that was the challenge facing architect Rod Sheard, when his firm, Populous, was commissioned to design a 'temporary' Olympic stadium.
It’s been 30 years since the Individual Retirement Account model, or the 401(k), became the standard way for Americans to save for retirement. And it has failed — or so says Teresa Ghilarducci, professor of economics at the New School for Social Research.
Angy Rivera came to the U.S. when she was three years old as an undocumented immigrant. Angy’s 21 now and writes the first and only undocumented immigrant advice column, "Ask Angy," where she responds to questions about “coming out” as undocumented.
Two centuries ago, Russia and Britain fought a war of influence over a region that rarely makes headlines: Central Asia. Today, a new game of influence is taking place in that same region, this time between the U.S., Russia and China.
In the wake of the terrorist attacks on September 11th, 2001, Congress passed the Patriot Act, a law that expanded the government's powers of surveillance and intelligence-gathering. While Sen. Ron Wyden voted for the Act in 2001, he has since changed his mind.
Few Americans have ever heard of Rodriguez, a protest rock musician who, after making two albums in the early '70s, quit the music business. Rodriguez returned to his native Detroit and began working in construction. His music played on for decades, just not in the United States.
Neil Barofsky, the man put in charge of the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP), thought the Bush and Obama Administrations wanted a tough regulator. As Barofsky tells it, he couldn't have been more wrong.
Afghanistan has a long, rich literary tradition, particularly storytelling through poetry. A new collection, edited and translated by British researchers living in Kandahar, anthologizes 250 contemporary poems by members of the Taliban.
Many of the Muslim clerics preaching in Syria believe women should never even enter a mosque, much less be educated in one. Now a new movement of Muslim women is daring to challenge these prevailing views.
Americans owe more than $1 trillion in student debt, and without the proper financial knowledge this debt will only increase over time. In order to find a solution to this problem, we must start at the source: high school students.
The 2008 financial crisis and the great recession exposed Americans' flawed understanding of personal finance. Now the Obama Administration is making a push for financial literacy, starting with children as young as three years old.
Two months ago, Chinese civil rights activist and law student Chen Guangcheng escaped house arrest and found refuge at the American embassy in Beijing. Shortly thereafter, he and his family were granted visas to travel to New York. The focus on Chen and the Chinese government continues, leaving the country in a vulnerable position to many unanswered questions.