Discovered: remote polluted lakes, uninformed fish, a comet crossbow, clinical trial check-up and one place to be to find undiscovered invertebrates.
It was one of those opposition research kind of nights on The Daily Show, and the host delivered a simple message about Newt Gingrich to GOP voters: "Don't do this."
With Newtmentum grinding to a halt, the candidate looks like he got some good news today: Politico is reporting that billionaire Sheldon Adelson will be donating $20 million to a pro-Gingrich super PAC to bolster his efforts in the face of Romney's attack ads.
Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio got into even more hot water on Thursday: the U.S. Department of Justice issued the results of a three-year investigation finding that his office exhibited discriminatory policies toward Latinos and violated civil rights
Today in academia: Berkeley's middle class bid, Ivy League admit numbers, Penn State's big donation, Riverside's protest rules, and Virginia Tech's parental notification policy.
Discovered: Viking treasure, NASA's snow angel, a Pyramid of the Sun offering, distracted doctors and the latest sobering anti-smoking statistic.
It's the time of the year for new features, and Jon Stewart just launched one called "Balls of the Week," a dubious prize that went to Barack Obama for asking Iran for our spy drone back.
In a chance incident, New York Times reporter Michael Schmidt stumbled upon hundreds pages of classified documents of U.S. Marines being interrogated about the Haditha massacre--documents that were supposed to have been destroyed but ended up strewn across a Baghdad junkyard.
The dutiful Media Matters researchers who stare at Fox News all day have flagged another humorous mistake made by the cable news network: Fox accidentally swapped Mitt Romney's face with Barack Obama's in an Iowa polling segment today.
Today in academia: a Harvard student impersonator, a huge CUNY gift, privatizing student housing, the free textbooks dream, and new protest "rules."
Discovered: a longevity gene caveat, coffee as workout enhancer, the golden age of bed bug science, a few reminders from science.
Last night, Jon Stewart huddled with Larry Wilmore to see if they could figure out GOP frontrunner Newt Gingrich's "ideas" about child labor laws: that underprivileged kids should clean bathrooms or do other work at their schools.
Matt Taibbi, who used the phrase "vampire squid" when referring to Goldman Sachs in a 2009 Rolling Stone article, was not proud of his creation in an interview with Dealbook's Kevin Roose.
The once-promising, but then progressively quite sad, prospects for the Donald Trump debate have completely withered away: Donald Trump is bowing out of moderating the Newsmax debate timed right before the Iowa caucuses.
Today in academia: buying top MBA applicants, wishing for a celeb speaker, demanding to know how much for-profit CEO's make, and dealing with a rise in on-campus psychological issues.
Discovered: a doorway effect, walking fish, thinking when leaning to left, ADHD meds get the all clear and cellphone distracted drivers get some vindication.
Sure, like everyone else, Jon Stewart spent plenty of time discussing the $10,000 Mitt Romney bet with Rick Perry, but the host also returned to a familiar narrative: Ron Paul may have "killed it" at the debate, but what kind of press did he get from it?
Michele Flournoy, the highest ranking female offiicial at the Pentagon, will be stepping down next February.
Today in academia: bug infestations at Princeton, a sexual harassment lawsuit at Columbia, Goldman Sachs cancels at Penn, adderall at Duke, and a philosopher 'fraternity rush.'