While the Pentagon is pinching pennies from its budget after cuts that it says could jeopardize its ability to fight wars, America’s top brass are feeling pressure from an unlikely source: politicians. Congressmen from Ohio are lobbying to keep defense projects on the annual budget which the Pentagon says it can’t afford and doesn’t want.
A new study published in the journal Nature correlates a father’s age with his children’s risk of having autism or schizophrenia. As Benedict Carey notes in The New York Times, the findings "counter the longstanding assumption that the age of the mother is the most important factor in determining the odds of a child having developmental disabilities."
In some ways, 15-year-old Jack Andraka is a normal teenager. He’s a fan of “Glee” and likes to kayak. But he’s also the mind behind a new pancreatic cancer test that is 168 times faster than anything else in the field.
The debate over women’s health issues has been at the forefront of this election. We speak with two voters who are weighing their vote a bit more carefully this year in light of these events.
The Mississippi River is more than 12 feet lower than normal for this time of year. It's so difficult for boats to pass through that crews have shut down an 11-mile stretch to restore the depth. Over 100 ships are in line to pass through.
The latest major political misstep goes to Todd Akin, Republican Representative from Missouri, who in an interview on Sunday said, "if it's legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down." People quickly came out against Akin for his comments, questioning exactly what he meant by "legitimate rape."
On Sunday, Republican Representative Todd Akin said in an interview that "if it's a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down." His gaffe became a top headline by Monday morning and is rumored to have the potential to derail his Senate race.
If you’re a regular listener to the radio station KUYI in Keams Canyon, Arizona, you probably hear Native American intro music a lot. That’s because KUYI is one of roughly 50 stations that broadcasts on Native American lands to Native American listeners. And to boot, they broadcast in Native American languages, which are otherwise falling into widespread disuse.
This isn't going to make any CEOs happy. The Institute for Policy Studies, a left-leaning group in Washington, D.C., released its annual report yesterday. It calls out specific companies like Conoco Phillips and AT&T for paying their CEOs more than they pay the government in taxes. Its conclusion? Taxpayers are ...
"Posing for a cover shoot is scary..." That's the beginning of a tweet by Katie Couric, and it's a perfect example of a new subsection of social media. It's called a "humble brag." You know, telling people why your life is so hard, while subtly reminding us why your life is so sweet.
If you think the government isn't serious about going after bankers, you don't work at the New York Attorney General's Office. Only weeks ago, Standard Chartered Bank made headlines when it was revealed that they allegedly laundered more than $250 billion for Iran, which is illegal in the United States. The State of New York has since settled with Standard Chartered, but now they have their eye on a bigger fish.
A handful of do-gooders are opening the first non-profit brewpub in the brewpub capital of the world, Portland. Staffed entirely by volunteers, The Oregon Public House expects to donate up to $10,000 each month to local charities and community organizations.
We're wrapping up our series on national parks with your experiences. Listeners from all corners of the country have texted, posted, and phoned in their favorite memories of national parks.
Think about the last time you did something creative. Did you have help? If the answer is no… the answer is still yes.
Last month, filmmaker Errol Morris published a quiz on The New York Times website that was seemingly about people's life outlooks. In actuality, it was testing something quite different.
What are the political consequence of having Paul Ryan on the Republican ticket? How will it make a difference in November?
He's young, good looking, and has a mohawk bespeckled with bleached blonde stars. He's also the flight director of the Mars Science laboratory Curiosity Mission at the Jet propulsion Lab in California. Bobak Ferdowsi discusses the Curiosity landing and his new found celebrity.
Amardeep Kaleka's father was killed in the horrific shooting at the Wisconsin Sikh temple on Sunday that left seven people dead including the gunman. His father, Satwant Singh Kaleka, was the temple president.
Several primaries in the coming weeks will steal the spotlight, however briefly, from Washington, D.C. Takeaway Washington correspondent Todd Zwillich tells us which races to watch.
Jim Rogers, an American investor and chairman of Rogers Holdings and Beeland Interest, has seen banking scandals in 2002. And in 2008. And he says the cyclical pattern of economic downturns will almost definitely produce one in the next year or two.