Gabrielle Giffords made a compelling plea at the Senate hearings on gun control today, but the National Rifle Association's Wayne LaPierre is also partly right: Banning guns won’t address a pervasive culture of violence that doesn't distinguish between real and virtual violence.
A journey through the world of video games, which 183 million Americans play – 25 percent over age 50. What's behind the fascination?
Many French have leapt to defend former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn after his arrest for allegedly raping a hotel maid in NYC. This rush to defend powerful men accused of sexual violence isn't uniquely French. It's a symptom of the deep-seated misogyny that exists around the globe.
Moments of political freedom like those we’ve seen in the Middle East are just like moments of spiritual grace – when we learn that something else is possible. And no matter how long change takes, that experience of freedom is never completely lost.
As horrific as nuclear meltdowns are, they pale in significance to the global meltdown of climate change. The crisis at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant reminds us of the mortal threat we pose to the living earth itself. The good news? We can do something about that crisis.
With world-class universities, Boston lures companies eager to tap its high-skilled graduates.
The recession and a desire to make a difference drive more students toengineering programs. But the US still faces a shortage in the profession.