| Nov 13, 2013
| 12:01 PM
Snapchat has spurned a $3-billion cash offer from Facebook, holding out for a larger bid or an investment in the company, according to a report that cited unnamed sources.
The Wall Street Journal says the messaging service is currently entertaining a...
| Nov 8, 2013
| 10:29 AM
What do executions, joining the military and naming your son “Junior” have in common?
They’re all more common in the South and the West, researchers found, and they’re all tied to a “culture of honor,” where...
| Nov 7, 2013
| 9:30 AM
The 1977 TV blockbuster "Roots" features a scene in which the slave Kunta Kinte, played by LeVar Burton, is whipped unmercifully until he acknowledges that his name in captivity will be Toby. The sequence is not only distinguished by its brutality, but...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 5:29 PM
Defense Department and CIA interrogation policies after 9/11 forced medical professionals to abandon their ethical obligations to "do no harm" to those in their care and some prohibited practices, including force-feeding of hunger strikers, continue...
| Nov 13, 2013
| 2:23 PM
Society has slowed down global warming several times over the last century without even trying, new research says.
A study found that the rate of global warming has ratcheted down in response to major world events, including the two world wars, the...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 5:59 PM
From the land that gave the cinema world Greta Garbo and Ingrid Bergman comes a plan for pressuring filmmakers to correct decades of gender stereotyping and sexism.
Four independent Swedish cinemas, in collaboration with the state-funded Swedish Film...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 3:31 PM
What do you do when you have millions and millions of Twitter followers? One option is to fund your very own social network.
Teenage pop star Justin Bieber, the second-most popular person on Twitter with 46.5 million followers, has reportedly led a $1....
| Nov 3, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Never mind the conventional speculation about whether the resolution of some political standoff in Washington favors Republicans or Democrats, liberals or conservatives, "entitlement" fans or skeptics.
The more fundamental question, says Benjamin...
| Oct 25, 2013
| 7:30 AM
MESQUITA, Brazil — As Dilma Rousseff neared the end of her successful 2010 campaign to become Brazil's president, Jeferson Monteiro set up a parody Twitter account and began having fun at her expense.
When Rousseff took office and abandoned her...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 11:52 AM
"The Good Wife": "Hit the Fan," the episode we've all been waiting for, in which Will (Josh Charles) reacts to Alicia's (Julianna Margulies) decision to leave Lockhart & Gardner to start another firm with colleague Cary (Matt Czuchry) has finally come...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 12:30 PM
The first person in the Bible to take a life, Cain, was cursed by the Lord. Was he turned into a pillar of salt, like Lot's wife, or sent plagues like the Pharaoh? No. "You will be a restless wanderer on the earth," God decreed.