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Universities Ranked by Their Respect for Viewpoint Diversity


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A Robotic Solution to Telemarketers


Stephen Hawking warns artificial intelligence could end mankind





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Health Benefits of Tea?



Want a Great Job? Think About Teaching!


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Why Facebook’s News Experiment Matters to Readers

Facebook’s new plan to host news publications’ stories directly isn’t only about page views, advertising revenue or the number of seconds it takes for a story to load. It’s about who owns the ...more


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World' smallest Cow

World' smallest Cow

Forest Service in Quandary About Colo. Frozen Cows

ASPEN, Colo. (AP) — The U.S. Forest Service is considering explosives to move a bunch of frozen cows that died after getting stuck inside a cabin at 11,000 feet in Colorado's Rocky Mountains.

The ...more

Letting Down Our Guard With Web Privacy

SAY you’ve come across a discount online retailer promising a steal on hand-stitched espadrilles for spring. You start setting up an account by offering your e-mail address — but before you can ...more

Race to the Bottom

Competition among states and cities to lure businesses in hopes of creating jobs is not new, but it has become more fierce in recent years. An investigation by The Times found that state and local ...more

A Guided Cyber Missile Launched at Iran?

Stuxnet malware is 'weapon' out to destroy ... Iran's Bushehr nuclear plant?


The Stuxnet ...more

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How to Build an Autocracy


The Power of Outsiders


The most corrupt state(s) in America



How Much Candy Would Kill You?






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It’s a Tough Job Market for the Young Without College Degrees


Want to blame someone for basement-dwelling millennials? Try the boomers.

It’s true: Kids Today are more dependent on their parents than Kids Yesterday.

At least when it comes to housing.

Nearly a third of Americans age 18 to 34 were living with their parents in 2014, ...more





Will You Sprint, Stroll or Stumble Into a Career?



Choose Wisely Before Signing That Student Loan



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What You Can Do About Climate Change


The Learning Pit

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How Equal are You?


Why What You Learned in Preschool Is Crucial at Work


Every county in America, ranked by scenery and climate


20 Biases That Mess Up Your Decisions


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Undergraduate Student Loan Calculators



Mine Your Digital Business

BOSTON – Nearly everyone has a digital footprint – the trail of so-called “passive data” that is produced when you engage in any online interaction, such as with branded content on social media, or ...more

Inequality Is Not Inevitable

By JOSEPH E. STIGLITZ NYT.com June 27, 2014 6:16 pm

AN insidious trend has developed over this past third of a century. A country that experienced shared growth after World War II began to tear ...more

10 ways the class of 2014 can beat the economic odds

Economist Larry Kotlikoff gives it straight to the class of 2014.

Dear About-to-Graduate or Recently-Graduated College Grads,
I’ve been writing a weekly column since August 2012 that gives your ...more

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Learn about Dr. King

The Effort Effect

According to a Stanford psychologist, you’ll reach new heights if you learn to embrace the occasional tumble.

One day last November, psychology professor Carol Dweck welcomed a pair of visitors from ...more

Balloons of Freedom to North Korea

We Hacked North Korea With Balloons and USB Drives

We Hacked North Korea With Balloons and USB Drives

PAJU, South Korea — At the base of a mountain almost two miles from the North Korean border, the giant helium balloons slowly float upward, borne by a stiff, cold wind. These are not balloons in the ...more

Facebook is bad for you

Using the social network seems to make people more miserable

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Measuring College Prestige vs. Price

HAVING a choice is generally a good thing, and being able to choose among several college acceptances should be a wonderful thing indeed.

But let’s face it: the cost of a college education these days ...more




Coke Blinks

Once again, Coke has blinked. It famously did so in 1985, when it introduced "new" Coke, replacing its original formula with one it thought would have greater appeal with its audience. It was wrong ...more

Alternative energy will no longer be alternative

Rebranding is always a tricky exercise, but for one field of technology 2013 will be the year when its proponents need to bite the bullet and do it. That field is alternative energy. The word “alterna ...more

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Concussion Liability Costs May Rise, and Not Just for N.F.L.

As the N.F.L. confronts a raft of lawsuits brought by thousands of former players who accuse the league of hiding information about the dangers of concussions, a less visible battle that may have a ...more

Study Bolsters Link Between Routine Hits and Brain Disease

The growing evidence of a link between head trauma and long-term, degenerative brain disease was amplified in an extensive study of athletes, military veterans and others who absorbed repeated hits ...more

To Stop Climate Change, Students Aim at College Portfolios

SWARTHMORE, Pa. — A group of Swarthmore College students is asking the school administration to take a seemingly simple step to combat pollution and climate change: sell off the endowment’s holdings ...more


Coming Soon: The Drone Arms Race

AT the Zhuhai air show in southeastern China last November, Chinese companies startled some Americans by unveiling 25 different models of remotely controlled aircraft and showing video animation ...more

BP to get record US criminal fine over Deepwater disaster

Last Updated at 15 Nov 2012, 11:13 ET *Chart shows local time

BP is set to receive a record fine of between $3bn and $5bn (£1.9bn-£3.2bn) to settle criminal charges related to the 2010 Deepwater ...more

Watch 'Red Ink': Understanding Why the U.S. Has So Much Debt on PBS. See more from PBS NewsHour.

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Get Up. Get Out. Don’t Sit.

Just as we were all settling in front of the television to watch the baseball playoffs, two new studies about the perils of sitting have spoiled our viewing pleasure.

The research, published in ...more


Dying to Play - (on Brain Trauma & Football)

THE beating goes on. This past Saturday a Tulane University football player, Devon Walker, collided with a teammate while making a tackle. Walker, who is 21, broke his neck. Fans gasped. Doctors ...more

A Tight Election May Be Tangled in Legal Battles

The November presidential election, widely expected to rest on a final blitz of advertising and furious campaigning, may also hinge nearly as much on last-minute legal battles over when and how ...more

Big Government, Small Bellies: What Japan Can Teach Us About Fighting Fat

The case for naked paternalism in the war against obesity By Noah Smith

The well-known statistics on American obesity were anecdotally confirmed for me on a recent layover in Canada, when I was ...more

Jobs and the Election: A Weekly Tracker

Nothing influences presidential elections more than the direction of the economy in the months before Election Day.

To track the economy this year, The Times is creating a weekly report on ...more

Pew Study: Americans In The Northeast Have More Economic Mobility

A new study from the Pew Charitable Trusts finds economic mobility differs significantly across the United States. The report finds Americans are more likely to move up the economic ladder ...more

10 Things Your Commencement Speaker Won't Tell You

Class of 2012,

I became sick of commencement speeches at about your age. My first job out of college was writing speeches for the governor of Maine. Every spring, I would offer extraordinary tidbits ...more

The Supreme Court and the National Conversation on Health Care Reform


Uwe E. Reinhardt is an economics professor at Princeton. He has some financial interests in the health care field.

Once again America is having one of its “national ...more

The Real Meaning of $1 Trillion in Student Loans

If the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is right, the total outstanding student loan debt in the United States now stands at above $1 trillion dollars. In economic terms, that changes very little ...more

Personal Data’s Value? Facebook Is Set to Find Out

Facebook, the vast online social network, is poised to file for a public stock offering on Wednesday that will ultimately value the company at $75 billion to $100 billion, cashing in on the fuel that ...more

Clean Air A 'Luxury' In Beijing's Pollution Zone

On the way to school, my kids and I play a guessing game: How polluted is the air today? We use an app linked to the air pollution monitor at the U.S. Embassy in Beijing, and we try to guess the day's ...more

Popular Criticism Cracks China’s Wall of Denial About Pollution

BEIJING — Weary of waiting for the authorities to alert residents to the city’s most pernicious air pollutant, citizen activists last May took matters here into their own hands: they bought their own ...more

Advice From Life’s Graying Edge on Finishing With No Regrets

At 17, I wrote a speech titled, “When You Come to the End of Your Days, Will You Be Able to Write Your Own Epitaph?” It reflected the approach to life I adopted after my mother’s untimely death from c ...more

Troubled European Economies Stifle Entrepreneurship

Greeks, Spaniards, Italians say their governments make it hard to start and manage businesses

by Steve Crabtree

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Residents in wealthier EU countries with the most unsustainable ...more

The Euro Zone Crisis and the U.S.: A Primer

The potential effect of the euro zone crisis on the United States has been the subject of several recent articles, including Annie Lowrey’s on Saturday. Here’s a primer summarizing the three main ...more

U.S. Students' Entrepreneurial Energy Waiting to Be Tapped

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Many students in the U.S. have entrepreneurial aspirations and energy that could help drive future job creation in the country. Nearly 8 in 10 students (77%) in grades 5 through ...more

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So cheap, there’s hope

Having lost a quarter of its population in a decade, America’s most blighted big city could be turning the corner from http://www.economist.com/node/21533407

IT IS hardly news that the city of Detroit ...more

Misrepresentations, Regulations and Jobs

By BRUCE BARTLETT - Bruce Bartlett held senior policy roles in the Reagan and George H.W. Bush administrations and served on the staffs of Representatives Jack Kemp and Ron Paul.

Republicans have ...more

The feeblest branch

An underfunded court system weakens the economy as well as access to justice

IN THEORY America’s three branches of government are equal. In practice the judiciary is the weakest, as Alexander Hamilton ...more

Comparison of Government Debt

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Generation Limbo: Waiting It Out

WHEN Stephanie Kelly, a 2009 graduate of the University of Florida, looked for a job in her chosen field, advertising, she found few prospects and even fewer takers. So now she has two jobs: as a ...more

The parasite problem

IT IS a running joke among my friends that none of us does anything useful for society. Lawyers, bankers, chartered surveyors; all of them exist to advise other people who have created wealth. One of ...more

Is Sugar Toxic?

On May 26, 2009, Robert Lustig gave a lecture called “Sugar: The Bitter Truth,” which was posted on YouTube the following July. Since then, it has been viewed well over 800,000 times, gaining new ...more

Think You're An Auditory Or Visual Learner? Scientists Say It's Unlikely


We've all heard the theory that some students are visual learners, while ...more

Global warming lull down to China's coal growth

The lull in global warming from 1998 to 2008 was mainly caused by a sharp rise in China's coal use, a study suggests.

The absence of a temperature rise over that decade is often used by "climate ...more

For Profit Colleges?

Degrees of Debt

By JEREMY DEHN - http://www.nytimes.com/2010/10/11/opinion/11dehn.html?_r=1

THE Senate recently held hearings on for-profit colleges, investigating charges that the ...more

As Rural Areas Lose People, Legislators’ Power Ebbs

LINCOLN, Neb. — Residents here like to repeat a well-worn saying about Nebraska: it is home to more cows than people. Unlike some clichés, this one has the advantage of being true. According to the ...more


Once Again: Is College Worth It?

The dismal job prospects for new college graduates have revived debates about whether college is “worth it.” The PayPal founder Peter Thiel is among the major skeptics, but thereareplentyofothers. ...more

Fuel-efficient vehicles could save $7.2 billion annually in California health costs

California could save $7.2 billion in healthcare costs -- and prevent more than 400 premature deaths -- annually if the state adopts a 64 miles- per-gallon equivalent fuel economy standard, ...more

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Mexicans Work the Longest Hours


According to a new report from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, people in Mexico spend more hours of their day working than the people of any other ...more

The Default Major: Skating Through B-School

PAUL M. MASON does not give his business students the same exams he gave 10 or 15 years ago. “Not many of them would pass,” he says.

Dr. Mason, who teaches economics at the University of North ...more

Burden of College Loans on Graduates Grows

Student loan debt outpaced credit card debt for the first time last year and is likely to top a trillion dollars this year as more students go to college and a growing share borrow money to do so.

Whil ...more

Many Low-Wage Jobs Seen as Failing to Meet Basic Needs

Hard as it can be to land a job these days, getting one may not be nearly enough for basic economic security.

The Labor Department will release its monthly snapshot of the job market on Friday, and ...more

Balancing Debt Against College Choice

WHEN the financial aid award letter arrived from Juniata College several weeks ago, Mino Caulton and his parents had many reasons to celebrate. He had been accepted, an accomplishment in itself for ...more


Record Level of Stress Found in College Freshmen

The emotional health of college freshmen — who feel buffeted by the recession and stressed by the pressures of high school — has declined to the lowest level since an annual survey of incoming ...more

Repairing California... (from the economist)

The tide begins to turn - For once, California’s prospects seem better in the long term than in the short.

California has changed direction this year. This is not because of a conservative backlash in ...more

College Costs

College Costs

How to Study

Forget What You Know About Good Study Habits

Every September, millions of parents try a kind of psychological witchcraft, to transform their summer-glazed campers into fall ...more


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Sammy Lee, First Asian-American to Earn Olympic Gold, Dies at 96


Read This Story Without Distraction (Can You?)



Obama on ‘Terrifying’ Threat of Climate Change


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Advice College Admissions Officers Give Their Own Kids


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Should Trump Be Allowed to Kick Protesters Out of His Rallies?

Trump’s History of Encouraging Violence


Radio Neptune - Musique classique le jour, jazz la nuit


How reality silenced the climate change deniers


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$50,000 In Student Loans? You Probably Don't Think College Was Worth It

"The value of my education is priceless, but the value of my education is also not $140,000 in debt."

That was the statement of a Hunter College graduate with a master's degree, as quoted in the ...more

Legendary New Orleans chef rebuilds neighborhood institution


Seeing the Invisible


The Many Pitfalls of Private Student Loans



Mark Zuckerberg, Let Me Pay for Facebook

FACEBOOK. Instagram. Google. Twitter. All services we rely on — and all services we believe we don’t have to pay for. Not with cash, anyway. But ad-financed ...more

Anxious Students Strain College Mental Health Centers

ORLANDO, Fla. — One morning recently, a dozen college students stepped out of the bright sunshine into a dimly lit room at the counseling center here at the University of Central Florida. They ...more


What's Behind America's Soaring College Costs?


How to Fire Up America (Economist.com)


No, Your Online Information is Not Safe...

Anthem Health Insurer Says Cyberattack Stole Data of Millions

Anthem, one of the nation’s largest health insurers, said late Wednesday that the personal information of tens of millions of its ...more

College Life Doesn't Have To Mean Crummy Cuisine, Says Dorm Room Chef

Emily Hu is a veritable master chef of the dorm room.

No oven? No problem. The college student is skilled at navigating the cooking limitations of campus living — she can whip up cakes with just four ...more

How to Raise a University’s Profile: Pricing and Packaging

One day in 2013, I sat down in a Starbucks in the Foggy Bottom neighborhood of Washington with Hugh Moren, then a junior at the nearby George Washington University. I asked him how much money he was ...more


Sleep as a Competitive Advantage

At 6 p.m. last Friday, I boarded a plane for Bangalore, India. At 1 p.m. Tuesday, I arrived back in New York after two days of meetings and traveling 34 hours across nine time zones. As you can ...more

Sugar Season. It’s Everywhere, and Addictive.

YOUR co-worker brought in brownies, your daughter made cookies for a holiday party and candy is arriving from far-flung relatives. Sugar is everywhere. It is celebration, it is festivity, it is love.

We Should All Jump to the Erasable Internet

This month’s news provides yet another occasion for a friendly public-service reminder to anyone who uses a digital device to say anything to anyone, ever. Don’t do it. Don’t email, don’t text, don’t ...more

Where to Move If You Want a Job, More Money, or Lots of Single People

A new Census tool reveals which large cities are the nation's leaders in earnings, unemployment, and unmarried young people.


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Better Ways to Learn

Does a good grade always mean a student has learned the material? And does a bad grade mean a student just needs to study more?

In the new book, “How We Learn: The Surprising Truth About When, Where, ...more

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Steve Jobs was a Low Tech Parent - NYT

When Steve Jobs was running Apple, he was known to call journalists to either pat them on the back for a recent article or, more often than not, explain how they got it wrong.

I was on the receiving ...more

Life in a Toxic Country

BEIJING, By EDWARD WONG — I RECENTLY found myself hauling a bag filled with 12 boxes of milk powder and a cardboard container with two sets of air filters through San Francisco International ...more

Could High Teen Joblessness Trigger an Arab Spring (or Summer) in America?

The number of jobs available to 16- to 19-year-olds has decreased to almost half of those available in the 1990s.

Neil Sullivan's been tackling joblessness for years as head of the Boston Private ...more

Job prospects make college loans worthwhile, study says

While more California college students are taking on larger education loans, that investment is paying off with better-paying jobs after graduation compared to young people without a bachelor’s ...more

Do Not Track? Advertisers Say ‘Don’t Tread on Us’

THE campaign to defang the “Do Not Track” movement began late last month.

Do Not Track mechanisms are features on browsers — like Mozilla’s Firefox — that give consumers the option of sending out ...more

Web Threat to Children's Privacy ...NYT

Federal regulators are about to take the biggest steps in more than a decade to protect children online.

The moves come at a time when major corporations, app developers and data miners appear to be ...more

How ‘Silent Spring’ Ignited the Environmental Movement

On June 4, 1963, less than a year after the controversial environmental classic “Silent Spring” was published, its author, Rachel Carson, testified before a Senate subcommittee on pesticides. She was ...more

Jog a Little and Live Longer

For people who exercise but fret that they really should be working out more, new studies may be soothing. The amount of exercise needed to improve health and longevity, this new science shows, is ...more

The Global Divide on Homosexuality

Greater Acceptance in More Secular and Affluent Countries

As the United States and other countries grapple with the issue of same sex marriage, a new Pew Research Center survey finds huge variance by ...more

Forest management

IT CAN even be seen from space and smelt 240 miles (390km) downwind on the ground. The wildfire raging in New Mexico’s historic Gila National Forest has already scorched some 230,000 acres (93,000 ...more

Ten Key Insights Into the U.S. Presidential Election

May 24, 2012
Each candidate has strengths in what is at this point a very close race
by Frank Newport, Jeffrey M. Jones, and Lydia Saad

PRINCETON, NJ -- The Nov. 6 U.S. ...more

When a Hazing Goes Wrong

IN the early-morning hours of that Friday in February 2011, at around 3 a.m., George Desdunes and another Cornell sophomore were sitting on a couch blindfolded, their wrists and ankles bound with zip ...more

As gas prices rise, should US oil industry stop exporting?

US gas prices are soaring and domestic demand is falling. The oil industry says it needs to export to stay in business and avoid layoffs. Others claim that keeps supply low and gas prices high.

At the ...more

Paul Krugman on Austerity: Pain Without Gain

Last week the European Commission confirmed what everyone suspected: the economies it surveys are shrinking, not growing. It’s not an official recession yet, but the only real question is how deep ...more

Canadian government is 'muzzling its scientists'

The Canadian government has been accused of "muzzling" its scientists.

Speakers at a major science meeting being held in Canada said communication of vital research on health and environment issues is ...more

How to Fire Up America (Economist.com)