US Air Force Band Flash Mob at the National Air and Space Museum
Deathbed confession leads to mystery
Brother Cadfael is on the case.
Sons of divorce, and school shooters
There's a common thread tying together most school shooters - and it's not just access to guns.
One child changes: No effect?
What demographic effect will changes to the one child policy have?
Every birth and death in the world in front of…
Thanks to a nifty little graphic from the Atlantic.
Polygamy comes out of the closet
A judge in Utah has ruled that the state cannot ban polygamous relationships. What's next?
Do children still use their imagination?
An Australian Children's Book Council winner.
Why Time chose Pope Francis for Person of the Year
There’s nearly as much speculation about that as there is about who this man is.
The cover guy
Time magazine has selected Pope Francis as "Person of the Year".
Belgian kids get the ultimate Christmas present
The Belgian Senate has just approved euthanasia for children.
We take more photos, but we have fewer memories
Research shows that our need to document impairs our ability to remember.
It’s official. If Australia gets same-sex marriage, polygamy is next.
This week's decision by the High Court upholds the law but undermines marriage.
Year Zero: A History of 1945
What happens after a war is often as painful as the war itself.
The internet after Snowden: what now?
How can private citizens protect their privacy if intelligence agencies are able to track on-line activity of "anyone, anywhere, anytime"?
Are two out of three people really secret torturers?
The famous “obedience” experiments by Stanley Milgram: what did they really show?
Revolutionary, democrat, statesman
There was another side to "Saint Nelson", says a South African journalist.
Letter from the tormented land of the Kurds
With help from Turkey, the fractious Kurds are asserting their independence.
A personal tribute to Mandela
Living in South Africa, I really saw Mandela's lasting impact on his country.
The Good Reading Guide’s favourite books of 2013
From side-splitting humour to enwisened coming of age, these books published in 2013 are certainly worth a reader's time.
In spy versus spy, there are rules. But are there…
A willingness to live with the costs of doing the right thing is essential.
Don’t read over his shoulder. It’s basic cell phone etiquette
The boundary between public and private is getting fuzzy
Here’s a Pope who condemns unfettered capitalism. So he must…
Nope, but it’s hard to convince some people.
In love with a dangerous idea
The God debate is not over, as recent converts to the Christian faith witness.
Small govt libertarians want same-sex marriage. But only Big Govt can enforce it.
We shouldn't establish a new moral orthodoxy.
Catching Fire shows how to make a brilliant sequel
Great acting, a gripping story, relevant themes: what more could you want?
Study show complementarity of men and women’s brains
We really are wired differently