A number of copycat self-immolations across the Middle East are raising questions about whether the protests that drove Tunisia's Ben Ali could soon threaten other Arab autocrats.
A team from Australia's Monash University won this year's World Universities Debate Championships on Monday night, but the tiny African nation of Botswana chalked up its own victory as host.
The Greece and Ireland debt crises have raised more questions about a currency that was supposed to unify Europe.
Ireland is set to host EU and IMF officials Thursday in ongoing talks about a bailout for the debt-stricken nation.
One study says that people who stay up late have higher IQs than 'morning people.' But night owls may not make smart choices.
A person's chronotype indicates how a person may perform at different times of day. Some people ('larks') find themselves most alert earlier in the day, and will go to bed early. 'Owls' may be most alert at night and prefer to go to bed late. Recent research from the London School of Economics suggests that 'owls' tend to have higher IQs, but a 2006 study by psychologist Marina Giampietro found that late risers may be more likely to suffer from depression. Studies at the University of Bologna have shown that 'larks' may be more conscientious people. Early birds, of course, also get the worm. Where do you fall on morning-evening spectrum? Are you a lark or an owl? Take the quiz and add up your points to find out:
The Nobel Prize in Economics was awarded to three economists who examined how unemployment can remain high while jobs stand vacant.
Microsoft Slate: A Microsoft slate to counter Apple's popular iPad tablet computer will be seen by the Christmas holiday.
The president's new chief of staff Pete Rouse, hailed by Obama as a 'skillful problem-solver,' is a Washington veteran known for working quietly behind the scenes and avoiding the media.