Today's immigration debate has an eerie precedent in the mistakes that brought down great empires from Rome to Britain. Before their empire fell, the Romans built walls. They began by erecting barriers
A man dubbed the "godfather of heroin" has died at the age of 80, leaving behind a dark and powerful tale. The New York Times and AP tell it: Lo Hsing Han, who died Saturday in Burma, existed as "a potent
The US coast guard confirmed today that a well in the Gulf of Mexico is leaking light oil and natural gas. The oil has reportedly formed a sheen about four miles long and three-quarters of a mile wide
The pilot who was in charge of the flight that crashed at the San Francisco airport was making his first trip as an instructor, overseeing a pilot who was still in training on the Boeing 777 and at the
A pair of industrial designers mines their prospective audience to drum up funding for a simple yet genius kitchen product. The kitchen—the hearth of any home, modern or not—is ripe for reinvention and
(larry1235/Shutterstock) Only industries largely unaffected by the budget cuts are experiencing any kind of job gains July 9, 2013 9:54pm (UTC) This originally appeared on Jared Bernstein’s blog, On the
Average asking rents in New York City have climbed to $3,017, according to REIS research. Everyone is freaking out about it. As far as we can tell, most New Yorkers have spent today complaining about rents
You may not know it, but peer pressure influences what you sound like when you sneeze. Sneezing feels—and is—so involuntary, yet apparently you do still have some control over what you say when you sneeze.