US Energy Secretary Steven Chu discusses his proposals to encourage the peaceful use of nuclear power at this year's International Atomic Energy Agency gathering in Vienna.
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.
Paul Krugman argues that WWII spending bought America out of the Great Depression. But what about the other side? What happened with military spending in Japan?
An end to the threat of a nuclear bomb? Not quite yet.
Nobel Laureate Michael Spence talks about lessons from China, austerity vs. stimulus, long-term investment in a politically divided democracy, and prospects for economic growth.
Environmental activists were delighted to have Barack Obama replace George W. Bush as president. But greens are increasingly unhappy with Obama’s record – especially on climate change.
Back when the dollar was sound, American families invested in simple – and safe – instruments like savings bonds. Now, thanks to Washington’s inflationary policies, they have to chase higher – and riskier – returns.
Desmond Tutu, one of South Africa's most beloved figures, announced plans Thursday to retire from public life after his birthday in October.
The University of California hopes to become the country's first top-tier research institution to offer a bachelor’s degree over the Internet that is comparable in quality to its campus program.