Discovered: Sleep deprivation runs high in the military; a look inside the brain of the zebrafish; how pigeons get lost in the "Bermuda Triangle"; cancer death rates are down.
Concerns over the dangerous feats demanded from X-Games athletes appear justified now that 25-year-old professional snowmobiler Caleb Moore has died following his accident at this year's competition in Aspen, Colorado.
Mixing Budweiser and Coors would be too much for the beer market to swallow, according to a lawsuit just filed by the Justice Department seeking to block Anheuser-Busch InBev's merger with Mexican brewing giant Grupo Modelo.
A note to @MarsCuriosity's 1,270,220 followers on Twitter: NASA's intrepid rover is a she. The women behind her massively popular social media presence confirmed today that "she" is the proper pronoun for referring to the Mars explorer.
Matthew Yglesias on the stupidity of sequestration, Caroline Baum on Paul Ryan's deficit elimination plan, Daniel Gross on the GDP report, Erick Erickson on Rubio's immigration play, and Rory Carroll on Venezuela's post-Chavez void.
Discovered: Does sex really vanish when men do more chores?; weighing black holes; why you should get most of your eating in before 3:00 p.m.; a quarter-billion year old tapeworm.
But does a muckraking conservative journalist get it right? So far, all the evidence that's emerged on this supposed scandal is inconclusive, misdirecting, or simply unrelated to the allegations at hand. Let's take a look at what Robert Menendez has to answer for, and whether he should be worried.
Now that a Pennsylvania judge has rejected Jerry Sandusky's request for a new trial, the convicted child sex abuser and former Penn State football coach is running out of ways to avoid spending the rest of his life behind bars.
U.S. gross domestic product fell by 0.1 percent in 2012's fourth quarter, and analysts are chalking up the losses to reduced government spending — especially on defense. Will evidence about downsized federal budgets shrinking GDP change how lawmakers approach the budget fight?
Doyle McManus on immigration reform's moment, Ezra Klein on how immigration policy affects the economy, Matt K. Lewis on Twitter's overcrowding, Chris Murphy on the new NRA, and Sanjay Kumar on India's cultural emergency.
Discovered: Physicians who see too many patients are more prone to slip up; gay men are gayer than straight guys; taking trays out of cafeterias reduces waste; new criteria for 'habitable' planets.
With a new documentary and biography about the creator of The Catcher in the Rye on the way, we could be learning a lot more about the intensely private author. Here's what we still don't know, and what we might discover next.
After (semi) apologizing to Nate Silver for doubting his spot-on statistical insights into the 2012 presidential election, Joe Scarborough's gut instinct is now telling him to go after another guy who knows his data: Nobel Prize-winning economist and New York Times columnist Paul Krugman.
Bill Richardson on immigration reform, Michael Tomasky on Republican efforts to attract minority voters, Andrew Ross Sorkin on the next head of the SEC, Jeffrey Toobin on activist judges, and Tim Padgett on Brazil's nightclub fire.
Discovered: Erectile dysfunction meds and green tea team up to fight cancer; cell phone towers are responsible for many bird deaths; look at this tractor beam in action; shooting your belly full of botox won't make you skinny.
On the same day that the September 11th high-jackers returned to court, word came that the office responsible for closing the prison has itself been closed, adding another entry to the long list of scuttled attempts to shut down the detention facility.
The sleek new revamped Myspace has no problem paying major labels for the right to stream their music. But indie labels aren't seeing any of that kickback, and they're furious about it.
Readers who loyally buy print books from hundreds of Barnes & Noble stores may soon have to settle for the Nook. According to a top executive, as much as a third of their stores will be closed over the next 10 years.
Bob Woodward on why Obama chose Hagel, Paul Krugman on so-called takers, William Lloyd George on Eritrea's teetering dictatorship, Gordon Chang on Chinese air, and Albert Hunt on Republicans' electoral vote shuffle.
Discovered: Omega-3s make cow dairy more nutritious; protons are just a tiny bit smaller than we thought, and that has huge implications; HIV's ancient origins; ADHD medicine is putting more people in the emergency room.