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What the Scopes Trial Teaches Us About Climate-Change Denial

The Tennessee courtroom battle showed what can happen when big business joins forces with religious faith.<p>America has largely forgotten Ray Ginger, the mid-20th century historian whose tenure as a professor at Harvard University ended badly during the McCarthy era when the college, to its eternal …

Spice Up the Conversation by Skipping "What Do You Do?"

A few years ago I sat down to dinner with a new acquaintance while I was visiting Sweden. But the conversation was unlike any other first encounter …

Frugal Living

Frank Rich on the National Circus: Benghazi Isn’t Watergate

<i>Every week,</i> New York <i>Magazine writer-at-large Frank Rich talks with contributor Eric Benson about the biggest stories in politics and culture. This</i> …

The Facts Are In and Paul Ryan Is Wrong

Changes in the way we think about the world are not “news” in the classic sense — they occur gradually, without discrete events to signal them. But …

Time to call out the anti-GMO conspiracy theory

<b>Mark Lynas speech hosted by the International Programs – College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (50th Anniversary Celebration) , and the Atkinson</b> …

East Coast Cities at Risk in Future Tsunamis

The Best Smart Playlists for Automatically Organizing Your Music Library

Smart playlists in iTunes have been around for a long time, but they're pretty easy to forget about if you don't use them on a regular basis. With …

Are Student Loans Destroying the Economy?

No. But by trading cars for college (and homes for homework), some young people are investing in themselves rather than in the economy's biggest-ticket items<p>Reuters<p>Recoveries are powered by two things. Houses and cars. And young people aren't buying either.<p>That's the conclusion from a new study out …

Rain Makes Everything More Dramatic: Recovering Fatass Soundtrack

<i>A weekly look at the iPod of a regular dude trying to run himself out of an early grave</i>.<p>Anything crazy happen in the running world this week? Nah? …