September 22, 2014

An Obama Economist Explains How to Help Working Moms
10:02 PM

A Q-and-A with White House adviser Betsey Stevenson.

Peter Thiel Is a Closet Humanist

Even though he wants to keep kids out of college.

Republicans Think This Sexist New Ad Will Appeal to Female Voters
3:30 PM

Because it's smug and treats women like silly little creatures. 

The Horrible, Oppressive History of Book Burning in America
12:03 PM

It's Banned Books Week. Read something dangerous.

Stressed Out? Your Smartphone Could Know Even Before You Do
11:32 AM

Researchers at Dartmouth have developed a data-gathering app that can help predict a student's mental health.

September 21, 2014

The NFL's Failure in the Ray Rice Scandal Went Way Beyond the Commissioner
11:07 PM

It makes the league look bad—and the Ravens front office look even worse

Virgos Need Not Apply

The surprising—and sometimes scary—prominence of astrology in China.

September 20, 2014

What If Counterfactuals Never Existed?

Studying history with hypotheticals.