PayPal founder Peter Thiel is offering two year fellowships of up to $100,000 for entrepreneurs under 20 who are willing to drop out of school
If the extension of the human lifespan and the outlook for healthier old age really are stalled, we have a bigger problem than health insurance legislation
The hostile reaction to anti-God advertising shows that many aren't willing to acknowledge free expression of skepticism as a right
Americans didn't invent the first reclining furniture, but no nation has taken it further
In 1948, Kodak introduced a machine that snatched words out of thin air from somewhere on the other side of a city and reproduced them on moving film
In an age when people deny everything from global warming to natural selection, why have few questioned the existence of this generation?
Does President Obama believe in the United States' unique ability to lead the free world?
The New York Times reports on a site that is using negative publicity to draw in traffic, but this is hardly a new tactic: anti-Semitic groups have used it to advance their cause
Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa was forced to overcome unusual adversity to write the book
Is it simply because they view the U.S. academic culture as superior, or are there other reasons?
Not unlike turntables, the portable cassette player influenced great musicians, including the inimitable Keith Richards
The Pope argues against contraception because it might prevent the birth of future savants
Verizon plans to make white page delivery optional in the Washington area. Here's an argument for keeping phone books alive.
What is more important for success: hard work or genius?
If our gadgets are lighter, why are we still carrying heavy loads of electronics around with us?
Why man's best friend might not be the best pest detective
Giving a 10 percent salary increase across the board, rather than rewarding its best performing employees makes sense for this tech company
What really deters smokers from picking up the harmful habit?
A recent study reveals a possible connection between genes and political preferences
Comparing the Web-based division of labor with the assembly line neglects one important factor: wages