Samuel Beckett, born in a suburb of Dublin in 1906, was a native English speaker. However, in 1946 Beckett decided that he would begin writing exclusively in French. After composing the first draft in his second language, he would then translate thes
Characters on Star Trek suffer frequent misadventures on the holodeck, a room that creates advanced holograms indistinguishable from reality. But now theoretical physicists such as Brian Greene, host of the recent PBS special The Fabric of the Cosmos
In a recent Ask Me thread on Reddit, a site user named Ididwinit shares what he did with his $2 million Australian lottery jackpot.
According to Norman Finkelstein, American Jews fall out of love with Israel? In this BBC Hardtalk exchange he argues that they are now so unhappy with what Israel is doing that they want to distance them from the country.
Are they right? And who are The Shomrim?
... I was exposed to quite the gamut of "Full-Spectrum Threat Response Plans".
It was Danielle’s big opportunity. She was going to be featured in the April 18, 2012 edition of the Wall Street Journal, in a front-page feature story on college graduates who are putting off marriage and children because they are underemployed and
Ari Berman, contributing writer for The Nation, discusses his article “Mitt Romney’s Neocon War Cabinet;” the Bush administration rejects (John Bolton, Eric Edelman, Dan Senor)
Nobody expected the enormous, 5.3-inch Samsung Galaxy Note to be anything more than a joke. Many gadget reviewers hate big-screened phones.
The International Monetary Fund has just reported that India has overtaken Japan as the world's third biggest economy in purchasing power parity (PPP) — the measure of the amount of money needed to purchase the same goods and services.
President Obama has placed the killing of Osama bin Laden at the center of his reelection effort in a way that is drawing criticism for turning what he once described as an American victory into a partisan political asset.
68 million people eat at McDonald's a day, but most have no idea what really goes on behind the counter.
Venezuela provides Cuba with up to $15 billion a year, which helps offset the US embargo. But there is the real possibility Chávez may not win or survive another six-year term as president.
Google is still the biggest, baddest online advertising company on the planet. Its $2.9 billion profit last quarter, announced yesterday, was almost as much as Facebook's revenue for all of 2011.
I mean, how many people could think it’d be a good idea to notify a spouse of their loved one’s death on Facebook?
Frequently I am asked by inquisitive libertarians or libertarian-leaning individuals of what organization I recommend, and my answer is always the same: The Future of Freedom Foundation.
After Justice Holdings acquired Burger King this month, it announced a major rebranding and image change, updating its menus and adding to its management ranks.
Dubai's tourism authority is planning to open an office in South America as it hopes fast-growing Latin economies such as Brazil and Argentina will supply an influx of visitors to the emirate.
Major women's underwear brands like Hanes and Maidenform have been losing market share to private labels over the last four years
The old adage “Sell in May and go away” was good guidance for stock markets last year.
Richard Branson's latest crusade is reforming the university system around the world.
Jim Rogers has famously commented that, if you were smart in the 18th century, you moved to France. If you were smart in the 19th century, you moved to England. If you were smart in the 20th century, you moved to the US. And if you’re smart in the 21
Amelioration of today’s drug problem requires Americans to understand the significance of the 80-20 ratio. Twenty percent of American drinkers consume 80 percent of the alcohol sold here. The same 80-20 split obtains among users of illicit drugs.
The high cost of car ownership is driving Americans ages 18-34 to seek alternative modes of transport, a survey finds.
Small state colleges and small religious colleges offer the worst bang for you buck
Karl Marx never owned a credit card, but if he had, he’d probably have something to say about the way card issuers have been treating their customers lately.
Well, how about one of these luxurious condos, which come with all the mod-cons, as well as a pool, a movie theater and a library – oh, and a guarantee that it will survive Doomsday if and when that fateful day comes
... states with sex ed and health classes that stress “abstinence-only” education rank the highest in the numbers of underage pregnancies, according to a post at Think Progress.
Living well on less isn’t just about spending less. It’s also understanding where your money is going and who is making the things you touch everyday.