In our "Question of the Day" feature for this year's Ideas Special Report, our readers tackle some of the emerging issues defining our time
Pottermore will be the only place fans can buy Potter in a digital format, a method of distribution Rowling has avoided for years
This statement, explained: "We're okay with raising revenue, but not taxes."
Why the obsession with our kids’ happiness may be dooming them to unhappy adulthoods. A therapist and mother reports.
Medicine has long decried acupuncture, homeopathy, and the like as dangerous nonsense that preys on the gullible. Again and again, carefully controlled studies have shown alternative medicine to work no better than a placebo. But now many doctors admit that alternative medicine often seems to do a better job of making patients well, and at a much lower cost, than mainstream care—and they’re trying to learn from it.
Advances in brain science are calling into question the volition behind many criminal acts. A leading neuroscientist describes how the foundations of our criminal-justice system are beginning to crumble, and proposes a new way forward for law and order.