October 8, 2015
House conservatives helped to derail Kevin McCarthy's bid for Speaker. But they still aren't happy.
Inside the world of lexicographers who create languages like Dothraki, Elvish, and Klingon.
Shock, tears, murder metaphors.
A channel changes its name, but can’t get rid of its religious roots.
And some parts of her proposal might not achieve the desired result, experts warn.
If John Boehner wanted to prove to conservatives how much they needed him, he couldn't have done a better job.
This is the most unlikely Capitol Hill success story of the year.
An anthropologist tries to understand capitalism by studying a Japanese delicacy.
The Belarusian novelist and journalist Svetlana Alexievich has been awarded the 2015 Nobel Prize for Literature for her "polyphonic writings, a monument to suffering and courage in our time."
Family members should keep their resources separate, rather than pooling income.
October 7, 2015
The author's new essay collection, The Giveness of Things, converses with the dead.
How Wikipedia's editors built an online universe that anyone could use, and then everyone did.
Millennials seek authenticity, and a diamond necklace, in Sloane Crosley's The Clasp.
Reseeding the Nobel Literature betting pool, according to reality.
A new book lays out a template for soccer success.
He's toned down the anti-science rhetoric, but his proposals would be devastating to the environment.
Ben Carson: "I never saw a body with bullet holes that was more devastating than taking the right to arm ourselves away.”
The story of surfing's journey to Korean shores.
October 6, 2015
"I would not just stand there and let him shoot me," he said. Psychologists say otherwise.
The dramatic tale of a flash flood that killed hundreds of animals at a zoo in post-Soviet Georgia.
A new documentary fails to explain the brave, teenage Nobel prizewinner—or her pushy father.
The Library of Congress needs to be brought into the 21st century.
For gender equality, husbands need to play a supporting role.
Politicians like to say, “I worked my way through college.” Compared with today’s kids, they had it easy.
At the height of the Cultural Revolution, Project 523 discovered the most powerful anti-malarial drug therapy to date.