For the past decade, experts have been absorbed in a debate about the impact of digital technology on the brain, child development, education, commerc...
Only 93 books published last year (less than three percent) featured black characters. The trend for other ethnicities fares no better.
The bias is not political, but in favor of generating the most buzz, getting the most page views or the highest ratings. And eyeballs, especially in the Internet era, equal revenue.
Boston is the home of Book of Odds, and in memory of those killed and wounded, and in honor of the bravery and solidarity displayed by so many, we use our tools to look at the odds of this horrific attack.
In the aftermath of his commentary about butter in the New York Times, Mark Bittman and I -- along with several others, including Dr. Dariush Mozzafarian from Harvard, one of the authors of the study that set this all in motion -- were invited to discuss the health effects of butter on the NPR program, "On Point," this morning.
It's not just a new conversation we need in order to deal with the pressing issues, it's a new way of conversing altogether.
The Koch brothers' enormous wealth does not entitle them to any special treatment when it comes to the right of the American people to know about political money being spent to influence federal elections.
Consulting a few bisexuals, only for quotes in dismissive pieces like the aforementioned, doesn't make up for not running stories on what is really happening in everyday bisexual people's lives. We are so much more than our habits in the bedroom.
Let us hope that the district directors do indeed vote in favor of this stainless-steel net, which will save countless lives. Too many suicidal people have been drawn to the fabled span for the same reason that the non-suicidal are drawn to it: its unparalleled beauty.
Mr. Bittman is absolutely not qualified to assert the health effects of butter based on a recent meta-analysis I rather doubt he read in its somewhat excruciating detail.
Why is bisexuality's existence so dubious that we need science to prove to us this observable behavior of historical record, and attested to by vast personal experience, exists anyway? The reason is twofold.
The New York Times must halt its digital advertising decline as a priority, says CEO Mark Thompson, even as he launches another paid digital service.
I dare you to find even one (legitimate) scientist on the planet who is on any quest to prove that bisexuals do or don't exist. So why would a paper with as storied a tradition and valuable a reputation as The New York Times put out an article with the title "The Scientific Quest to Prove That Bisexuality Exists"?
We Pakistanis are long past faith in our institutions -- often, we're the first to suspect that they've played a hand in ruining our nation. We just don't like it when the West points that out. All this fear and cynicism make for a heavy burden.
The rich can buy more of everything. More food. More cars. More houses. More vacations. More boats. But for a democracy to function properly, they should be forbidden from buying more votes.
Contrary to Common Core-aligned curriculum that declares "free enterprise the pillar of the United States economy," I cannot find free enterprise described in any of the "founding" documents, or imbedded in the Constitution, of the United States.