If life-expectancy trends continue, that future may be near, transforming society in surprising and far-reaching ways.
The Sunday Ticket arrangement assures that only a small share of the American population can enjoy viewer choice on Sunday afternoons. And AT&T wants to own it.
By featuring warrantless agents who thwart domestic terrorists with fantastical technology, shows like NCIS essentially ask Americans to root for Big Brother.
President Obama says it's OK to enjoy events like the Super Bowl because the players are consenting adults. But most of the country's players are kids and teens who don't know better.
Taxpayers fund the stadiums, antitrust law doesn't apply to broadcast deals, the league enjoys nonprofit status, and Commissioner Roger Goodell makes $30 million a year. It's time to stop the public giveaways to America's richest sports league—and to the feudal lords who own its teams.
Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley wants to run for president in 2016, but he can't even deal with a dismal power utility in his home state.
What we don’t know about the sun may kill us—or erase our iPods.
"Dark energy is incredibly strange, but actually it makes sense to me that it went unnoticed," Riess told our interviewer
Can a deal with Toronto save an American football team—and its decaying hometown?
The odds that a potentially devastating space rock will hit Earth this century may be as high as one in 10. So why isn’t NASA trying harder to prevent catastrophe?
Climate change in the next century (and beyond) could be enormously disruptive, spreading disease and sparking wars. It could also be a windfall for some people, businesses, and nations. A guide to how we all might get along in a warming world
Runaway global warming looks all but unstoppable. Maybe that’s because we haven’t really tried to stop it
The pressure on smart kids to get into top schools has never been higher. But the differences between these schools and the next tier down have never been smaller
Defying the odds, even before the recent loss of the space shuttle Columbia, an eccentric company called Sea Launch has become the first private enterprise to send large rockets into space—from an enormous floating launch pad that sails to the equator for blast-off. Has the era of private space travel begun?
A rebuttal of recent denunciations of the classic Chronicles of Narnia as racist, misogynist, "poisonous" works
A funny thing happened on the way to the demise of the plug-in car.
How Bush or Gore, as President, might pull a "Nixon goes to China" on environmental issues
Norman Borlaug, the agronomist whose discoveries sparked the Green Revolution, has saved literally millions of lives, yet he is hardly a household name