Locked-In Syndrome: When a Coma’s Not a Coma - December 01, 2009 05:00 PM
A scientist in Belgium found that a patient believed to be in a coma has actually been conscious for more than 23 years. Journalists debate the veracity of his claim, and whether the findings hurt or help opponents of right-to-die legislation.
Educators That Rock!: danah boyd - November 13, 2009 05:00 AM
China Claims Success in Child Trafficking Crackdown - October 29, 2009 08:00 AM
China announced that it found 2,000 kidnapped children in the last seven months as part of a campaign to combat the country’s booming child trafficking market.
Four Years After Katrina, Communities Show Their Resilience - September 09, 2009 11:00 AM
Though thoughts of Hurricane Katrina may have faded in other parts of the country, efforts to revive stricken areas continue as townspeople commemorate the fourth anniversary of the tragedy.
Real Love Inspires Creativity - September 08, 2009 02:30 PM
A new study from the University of Amsterdam shows that romantic love heightens creativity, while lust improves logical thinking. Though experts note there are ways to summon one’s creative energies, even without a muse.
This Labor Day, Play Golf to Support Families of American Veterans - September 04, 2009 07:00 AM
The Folds of Honor Foundation holds its annual fundraiser, Patriot Golf Day, to provide education scholarships for the spouses and children of American veterans.
Does Altruism Signify Frailty? - August 07, 2009 07:00 AM
After all the research done on kindness, competition and survival, are we any closer to understanding the basic question: do nice guys always finish last?
Diver Saved by Beluga Whale - July 30, 2009 02:25 PM
Mila, a beluga whale, rescued a drowning diver in a touching example of positive interaction between humans and marine mammals.
What Are Survival Instincts? Ask a Soldier - July 30, 2009 11:43 AM
Although the media often credits “survival instincts” for saving lives, making correct survival decisions is more than luck or preparedness—it’s science—and the Army wants to know more.
Pets Neglected During Recession, but Help Is Available - July 20, 2009 07:00 AM
Some pet owners who can’t afford treatment or care are now letting pets go without care or giving them up to shelters, continuing a yearlong trend.
Web Tips to Help You Combat the Recession - July 17, 2009 07:00 AM
According to a Pew study, two-thirds of American adults are looking online for advice on “recession-induced personal economic issues.” Here's how you can stay afloat using the Web.
Double Suicide of Conductor and Wife Invites Controversy - July 16, 2009 08:00 AM
Celebrated British conductor Sir Edward Downes and his wife, Joan Downes, died with assistance at a clinic in Switzerland. Their deaths rekindle the thorny debate over assisted suicide.
Should It Be Legal to Sell Organs? - July 15, 2009 05:00 PM
Year after year, the number of kidney donations is insufficient to save the lives of thousands on the waiting list for transplants. Some argue that the problem cold be solved by offering financial incentives to donors, but others counter that an organ market would exploit the poor and dehumanize the sellers.
Kidnapped Boy Returns Home After DNA Match - July 13, 2009 11:00 AM
After a 10-year absence, parents in China’s Yunnan province were reunited with their kidnapped son in early July. Still, many parents argue that local police and the government aren’t doing enough to help locate missing children and prevent child abductions.
Ruppy the Fluorescent Puppy Is World's First Transgenic Dog - July 11, 2009 10:00 AM
Ruppy (short for Ruby Puppy) is a cloned beagle from South Korea who glows red under ultraviolet light. He's an example of how dogs may be used to study human diseases.
Homelessness in the US, Past and Present - July 11, 2009 07:00 AM
Homelessness, generally considered an urban problem, seems to be creeping into smaller cities and towns. New research from the Office of Housing and Urban Development says it’s also impacting more families.
Gene Research Project Illuminates Human History in Africa - July 09, 2009 08:30 AM
Conducting one of the most exhaustive genetic research studies ever, scientists in Africa are gaining insight into the continent’s genetic diversity.
India Challenged by Racism Within - July 05, 2009 05:30 AM
Recent attacks against Indians in Australia brought cries of racism from the media in India. Now writers have shifted their focus, examining India’s own struggles with racism.
Sanford’s Affair Revives Old Question: Are Male Politicians More Prone to Infidelity? - June 27, 2009 11:00 AM
After Gov. Mark Sanford confessed to having an extramarital affair, he joined the company of countless other men in power. Journalists, psychologists and pundits explore why so few female politicians are faced with the same dilemma.
Michigan Judges Can Ask Muslim Women to Remove Veils in Court - June 18, 2009 07:30 PM
The Michigan Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that judges may ask those testifying in court to remove niqabs, or Islamic facial veils, at their discretion. Where is the balance between religious rights and security?
Chefs Add Flavor to Soup Kitchen Fare - June 18, 2009 06:00 PM
Chefs across America are donating their skills to homeless shelters, transforming donated food into gourmet meals.
Is the Recession Creating a Hipster Exodus? - June 10, 2009 07:33 AM
Many of the young creative upstarts previously populating bohemian neighborhoods like Brooklyn’s Williamsburg are moving out because their parents can no longer support them.
The Family of Meriwether Lewis Seeks Answers in His Death - June 08, 2009 06:30 PM
Suspicious of the circumstances surrounding the death of Meriwether Lewis, the family of the famed explorer wants to exhume his body to try to learn the truth.
Death of Last Titanic Survivor Marks the “End of an Era” - June 01, 2009 06:00 PM
The last surviving passenger of the Titanic, 97-year-old Millvina Dean, died in her sleep Sunday morning.
In Death, UK Widow Leaves Neighbors Surprise Gifts - May 28, 2009 06:00 PM
A recently deceased widow left more than $500,000 to residents of the small seaside village where she lived, joining the ranks of others who have left similarly surprising sums.
Minnesota Man’s Mullet Experiment Exposes Fashion Prejudice - May 28, 2009 07:30 AM
Jake Nyberg uses his 1980s hairstyle as a tool to reveal snobbery and raise money.
One-Handed Basketball Player Receives Division I Scholarship - May 27, 2009 07:57 PM
Kevin Laue, who was born without his left forearm, became the first disabled player to receive a Division I basketball scholarship when he accepted an offer from Manhattan College.
Trial Begins for Alleged Rockefeller Wannabe - May 27, 2009 06:00 PM
The wild tale of the conman accused of kidnapping his own daughter and adopting a number of aliases goes before the court this week.
Long-Lost Siblings Discover One Another Living Across The Street - May 26, 2009 04:26 PM
A woman looking for the brother her mother gave up for adoption in 1977 discovered he has been her neighbor for more than two years.
Women Fight Discrimination on the Playing Fields - May 24, 2009 08:00 AM
Girls can benefit from sports in many ways, but in developing countries where it can help them the most, overcoming discrimination isn’t easy.