Iran leads Muslim countries in fertility decline
In recent years the country has experienced one of the most steeply falling fertility rates in the world.
Silicon Valley immortality: The resurrection of the head
In general, legacy media explorations of culture today should be treated with considerable skepticism. Its mavens have a hard time…
Good manners on death row
Who would have thought?
Teens prefer internet to drinking
Which is worse for teens - drinking or excessive internet use?
Have we lost our ability to disagree?
We have devolved.
Is “conscious uncoupling” really such a loopy idea?
Gwyneth Paltrow was ridiculed when she explained her divorce, but there's a nugget of truth in her words.
Noble words with insidious new meanings
Increasingly, media refuse to cover both sides of an issue or even to allow dissenting comments.
Books make bedtime easier
Another of Jerry Pinkney's delightful picture books.
Noah: provocative but thoughtful
The controversial film is flawed but more than an anti-human parable.
The importance of Mum-time
Research backs up the fact that there's no substitute for a mother’s care.
Russia: Growing and More Assertive
Russia's bleak demographic collapse has reversed over the last five years or so.
Belgium: accelerating down the slippery slope
Involuntary euthanasia of patients in intensive care has become acceptable medical treatment in Belgium.
Among words that no longer earn their keep, “fundamentalism” heads the list
Religious freedom expert: You can call Osama bin Laden a fundamentalist; you can call [the] Amish fundamentalists, but where does…
Britain bans use of technology
Will they survive?
Marriage advice from a divorcee
Hindsight will certainly do wonders for your wisdom.
Divergent: another teen trilogy about growing pains
In a dystopian Chicago, a 16-year-old girl discovers her inner strengths.
A deal with the devil
Why did American officials refuse to prosecute Japanese doctors who had committed horrendous crimes in World War II?
No, your Internet connection is not safe
The Internet is very convenient. You and I can find out what we want to know—and so can a whole…
Is Nigeria Africa’s hidden tiger?
Nigeria rebases its GDP and becomes Africa's dominant economy,a position hitherto held by South Africa.
“Is this the upshot of your experiment?”
A Nathaniel Hawthorne tale of scientific obsession sheds light on today's designer children.
Protecting the first “little platoon”
Society needs family values - but not the faith they are based on? Where a liberal proposal falls down.
US defence policy in the wake of the Ukrainian affair
Rethinking American strategy in the framework of conventional war against enemies fighting on their own terrain.
What the older and wiser think you should know
Most important life lesson from older people? Love your work.
Noah and the flood of reactions
Why the torrent of arguments and debates and angry comments in social media since this film came out, or even…
Why schools deny that bullying causes suicide
They can't afford to take responsibility for their failed policies.