Peter Orszag is an economic policy wonk who was director of the Office of Management and Budget. But Citigroup hired him less for his PhD or analytical dexterity than for his 'social capital.' It's a potent reminder that in business, as in politics, who you know (or who wants to know you) often counts more than that what you know.
A new expurgated edition of 'Huckleberry Finn' has got some Twain scholars up in arms.
WikiLeaks' Julian Assange, at a seminar at UC Berkeley earlier this year, described surveillance of his organization – and a cyberattack he said came from China.
Researchers predict finding many Earth-sized planets around sun-like stars, right in our own galaxy. But don't pack your bags just yet – you might not want to live on them.
India's private sector is strong, but the public sector's mismanagement of the Commonwealth Games may have tarnished the image of India as an investment opportunity, say economic analysts.
Judge Virginia Phillips on Tuesday ordered the Pentagon to stop enforcing its 'don't ask, don't tell' ban on openly gay service members. Though experts say the ruling would likely be overturned on appeal, it is an important moment for the gay-rights movement.
Eddie Fisher sold millions of records in the 1950s with 32 hit songs. He married five times, including to movie stars Debbie Reynolds and Elizabeth Taylor. Fisher died Wednesday and is survived by two daughters who followed him into acting.
Times Higher Education, the United Kingdom's leading higher education news publication, today released its first-ever international university rankings. American universities dominate the top of the Times list, faring much better than in rankings released last week by former Times partner Quacquarelli Symonds. The disparate results have already prompted debate about the criteria for evaluating and ranking universities.