Don't you just hate it when the Department of Homeland Security seizes your boat? TechCrunch founder Michael Arrington sure does, blogging about the incident as if it were a totally relatable, normal problem that regular people go through.
Paul Krugman on sequestration shenanigans, Heather McRobie on urging Obama to shut down Keystone XL, Michael Daly on cyberwarfare preparedness, Steve Hess on the elusive Chinese Spring, and Ryan Avent on the inflation we need.
Discovered: A new reason for declining childhood obesity rates; this massive goldfish shouldn't have been swimming in Lake Tahoe; flies give alcohol to their babies; bees sense electric flowers.
The space races of yesteryear pitted international superpowers against each other. But these days, NASA's main competition in sending a man to Mars comes from a 72-year-old millionaire with a space travel hobby.
Billboard is folding YouTube into their algorithms, making the Hot 100 a better reflection of popular songs as pop music — and making "Harlem Shake" the new No. 1 single. But many musicians are worried that this shift toward streaming will slash their paychecks even more.
Ezra Klein on Simpson-Bowles redux, Jonathan Cohn on the inevitably growing budget, Richard Weitz on Obama's second turn toward Asia, George Will on solitary confinement as torture, and Meghan Daum on Vassar's Westboro deflection.
Discovered: Dolphins use unique whistles to call for each other; smoking gives mice Alzheimer's; 80 percent of all farm fertilizer goes toward meat production; golden moles are size queens.
During a televised shouting match over guns, Bob Beckel — the token liberal on Fox News' roundtable show The Five — expressed his own ignorance about rape by asking, "When was the last time you heard about a rape on campus?"
A Washington state man celebrated his birthday this year by treating himself to the most expensive drink you can custom-order at Starbucks. Let's hope he didn't chug that toxic — and potentially lethal — dose of caffeine in one sitting.
Palestinian director Emad Burnat has gone through a lot to get to Hollywood. Even now, with an Oscar nomination under his belt, he's still reportedly being held up by airport immigrations officers while trying to get to Los Angeles for the awards ceremony.
Greg Austin on China's hackers, Matthew Yglesias on an expensive airline merger, Jamelle Bouie on sequestration backfiring on the GOP, George Packer on Walmart and the payroll tax, and Hadley Freeman on Hilary Mantel and the media's royal-industrial complex.
Discovered: Curiosity will have to dig deeper to find signs of Martian life; how our unstable universe could be replaced; new scorpion found near Tucson; our ape ancestors got drunk, too.
Music industry legend Clive Davis is getting accolades for opening up about his bisexuality in a new memoir. But Kelly Clarkson isn't one of the artists singing his praises. She says that Davis bullied hear early in her career and wrote lies about her in his book.
A new SARS-like virus claimed its sixth victim today, raising further concern about an outbreak that emerged last year in the Middle East. But new research suggests that the pathogen — while well-adapted to infecting humans — may be treatable.
Bill McKibben on the Keystone XL pipeline, David Brooks on the shortcomings of big data, William Pesek on China's North Korean neighbors, Scott Winship on the robot economy, and Jonah Goldberg on liberal Hollywood.
Discovered: How a California law lead to a whale fossil discovery; over half of moviegoers want to puke while watching 3D films; dogs sniff out other dogs in crowds; tracking climate change through Rock Hyrax urine.
The Pirate Bay — one of the Internet's premier destinations for infringing copyrights — is really mad that someone set up a copycat. So mad that they sued them for violating their copyright.
Funding-strapped researchers should be rejoicing at Obama's promise to put $3 billion towards mapping the human brain, right? Not according to scientists who say the project lacks clear goals and gobbles up money that could've gone to a lot more smaller studies.
Bill Keller on the Catholic Church, Timothy Noah on the new silent majority, Megan Greene on Greece, Jennifer Rubin on Mark Sanford, and John Harris on vegetarianism.
Robbie Rogers, who played for the national team in the 2008 Olympics and Major League Soccer's Columbus Crew, revealed that he's gay. He also revealed he no longer intends to play soccer.