Going on a date for extra credit
American professor encourages students to move away from the hook-up culture.
How should cities take care of their growing elderly populations?
Classic Cinema: The Lady from Shanghai (1947)
A moody, atmospheric noir classic from Orson Welles.
Can there really be a “right to be forgotten”?
There really is no “right” to be forgotten any more than there is a "right" to be remembered.
Persecution of Christians contradicts idea of a Caliphate
In the glory days of the Caliphate, Muslims and Christians lived side by side.
Father-daughter bonding time
You're going to love these two cute videos.
Young vs Old is not the way politics has to be
Have current demographical challenges piqued young against old in a battle for resources, pensions or lower tax rates?
The grass is always greener on the other side of the moat
A royal family learns the meaning of service.
Will the rise of Big Data be the death of politics?
Resistance means exchanging the risks from expansive government for the risks of an ungoverned life.
Russian emigration soars
Is the Russian middle-class abandoning ship?
An African woman’s “Thank-you” letter to Meriam Ibrahim
The Nigerian woman who made news two years ago with an open letter to Melinda Gates has written another, this…
If love is all that matters, why is incest still taboo?
An Australian Judge is in hot water after comparing incest with homosexual relationships.
Scientific truth and its real enemies today
The scramble for funds and the pursuit of relevance make us all losers.
Here’s a sticky IVF situation
IVF after one of the parents has passed away - how do you feel about that?
Terrified Christians driven out of Mosul
The Islamic State is expelling Christians from its newly-won territory.
Of astrophysics and atheism
Why we need religion in the space age.
The internet does not improve information flow just by existing
Any more than a cure for a disease works if no one applies it.
On July 23, 1944, Soviet troops found 800,000 pairs of…
This was the day that the world finally realised that the horror of the extermination camps was real.
Jewish births “Trending Upwards” in Israel
Is it because Israeli Jews are optimistic about the future?
Cinema Classics: A Hard Day’s Night (1964)
A charming blend of Beatlemania and swinging 60s nostalgia.
Gender gaps in college linked to divorce rates
The absence of a father, in a typical post-divorce setting, affects the education of boys.
Can Putin survive?
Russia's strongman is far from finished, but events in Ukraine have weakened his position.
When will the rivers of hatred run dry?
Can Barack Obama earn his Nobel Peace Prize retrospectively by bringing peace to Israel?
The muddled iconography of women bishops
A Church of England decision adds to the confusion about the meaning of priesthood.
We could get beyond passwords. But do we want to?
One problem with bioscanning is that unique identifiers can change (still unique but different).