The Louisiana law allows teaching contrary to evolution on the grounds it promotes critical thinking, a proposition ridiculed by scientists. Similar legislation is being debated in other states.
The quality and openness of the selection process for a new International Monetary Fund leader matters as much as the outcome. It will be key not only to the future legitimacy of that institution but to the very notion of cooperative global economic management.
This essay collection by former New Yorker editor Robert Gottlieb pairs insights on art with a taste for scandal.
A $2 billion particle detector, newly installed on the International Space Station, begins its search for antimatter, dark matter, quarks, and more.
Dominique Strauss-Kahn was arrested only two days ago, but the jockeying for his post is under way. Could a non-European win the influential job?
The space shuttle Endeavour lifts off from Kennedy Space Center at Cape Canaveral, Florida.
If voters approve Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa's proposals in the May 7 referendum vote, he will be allowed to designate judges and magistrates, and the remaining independent media will come under his authority. He will have established a 'perfect dictatorship' in Ecuador.
Greg Mortenson, higly esteemed author and philanthropic constructor of schools in Pakistan and Afghanistan, has had his integrity called into question by a "60 Minutes" report.