Why is the chief-of-staff role hard to fill? Plus Brexit turmoil, what the sexier songs of city frogs tell us about animal adaptation, and more
The search continues for a replacement for White House Chief of Staff John Kelly after several leading candidates reportedly have already declined the role.
Labour’s leader is focused instead on purging the party of Tony Blair’s legacy.
In Japan, a company sells tear-inducing services to emotionally repressed patrons.
Sure, the job is terrible—but that’s not new. What’s different is that this president can’t use the same leverage that predecessors such as George H. W. Bush and Bill Clinton did.
A prison beauty contest in Brazil, a 3-D-printed e-motorcycle in Germany, the state funeral of former President George H. W. Bush, SantaCon in New York City, “yellow vest” protests in Paris, and much more
“Someone with his combination of character traits—you’re always going to get the good with the bad.”
The latest season did something surprising with the long-running show’s first female lead: It often allowed her to be powerless in the face of injustice.
Two new studies show how certain animals can adapt to the din of human activity in surprising ways.
Black holes are somehow able to grow constantly without changing their size. Physics might finally be able to explain why.
After she canceled a key Brexit vote, few possibilities remain: no confidence, no deal, or no Brexit at all.
Other countries swear by brooms, mops, and sponges. The U.S. prefers something more disposable.
Some who enter this president’s service are changed for the worse. Others have been that way all along.
The incoming House Judiciary chairman says the president has allegedly been involved in “massive frauds against the American people.”
They say they’re trying to protect me and my brothers during the divorce process, but they’re dragging us into their problems.
Someone needs to get the White House under control—but the president won’t let it happen.
Jihadology.net is a valuable resource for researchers, even if terrorists make use of it too.
The Circuit, Rowan Ricardo Phillips’s latest book, deftly chronicles tennis’s 2017 season with a joyful reverence.
The Maryland Democrat and 2020 presidential candidate has visited all 99 of Iowa’s counties—well before many better-known Democrats have even decided whether to run.
The untold story of how anger became the dominant emotion in our politics and personal lives—and what we can do about it.
William Barr’s statements raise serious questions, but he appears far more qualified than the other candidates that Trump reportedly considered for the post.
Readers respond to John D. Dingell’s proposal for how to fix Congress.
As tragedy approaches, she is stricken, broken—and at the height of her artistic powers.
Even when it goes wrong, body art in another tongue can be a good thing. An Object Lesson.
Matthew Hedges wasn’t the first academic to stand accused of espionage, and he won’t be the last.
The transcript from Friday’s closed-door hearing was made public late Saturday, and it confirms that Mueller is pursuing a possible obstruction-of-justice case against the president.
Mueller says that the former Trump campaign chairman repeatedly lied about his interactions with Konstantin Kilimnik, a man with ties to Russian intelligence.
Advocates claim that the bill would pass with a supermajority in the Senate, but the majority leader says it’s dividing his caucus.
Four years later, it’s clear that the reforms advocated by 2014’s youth-led, pro-democracy protest movement won’t take shape.