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Sea Otters: Adorable Partners in the Fight Against Global Warming

A new study published in the scientific journal Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment shows that… >>

Rx Drugs on Screen: Writer Scott Z. Burns Talks 'Side Effects'
Rx Drugs on Screen: Writer Scott Z. Burns Talks ‘Side Effects’

Released this weekend to general critical acclaim but soft box office numbers, Side Effects is a… >>

Reality Rocks: Amazing Documentaries to Fit Every Mood
Reality Rocks: Amazing Documentaries to Fit Every Mood

When it comes to film, there's a time for romance, comedy and, yes, even romantic comedy. But… >>

Polo, Anyone?
Polo, Anyone?

Have you seen what the American athletes are planning to wear for the opening ceremonies at the… >>

PBS Map Makes Electoral College Fun—Seriously.
PBS Map Makes Electoral College Fun—Seriously.

With Labor Day behind us, the race for the White House becomes a sprint, and the time has come to… >>

One Monopoly Piece Will Be Sent to Jail, Permanently
One Monopoly Piece Will Be Sent to Jail, Permanently

Hasbro is sending one of their iconic Monopoly tokens to jail for good. In an effort to refresh the… >>

On Tap: 9 Months of Red Hot Legal Action
On Tap: 9 Months of Red Hot Legal Action

October is always an exciting time for us avid Supreme Court watchers as we look ahead to months of… >>

Oh, yes! The 30th Anniversary of
Oh, yes! The 30th Anniversary of “Thriller”

2012 has brought us many iconic anniversaries—Reader's Digest celebrates 90 years, the Oreo is… >>

Obama vs. Romney: The Video Game Edition
Obama vs. Romney: The Video Game Edition

With the presidential election only 40 days away, all eyes are on President Barack Obama and Mitt… >>

Nobel Lit Pick: Inspired and Inspiring
Nobel Lit Pick: Inspired and Inspiring

Literary awards season is upon us, with National Book Award finalists named yesterday and the Nobel… >>

New Trend: Cyber-Compliments
New Trend: Cyber-Compliments

Cyberbullying is widespread enough to necessitate a Cyberbullying Research Center, but a new trend… >>

NASA, Cool? When Rocket Scientists Rock Out
NASA, Cool? When Rocket Scientists Rock Out

I will never be mistaken for an astronomy geek (though I did make an effort to see the super moon a… >>

Must-See: Little Boy's Toy Train in Space
Must-See: Little Boy’s Toy Train in Space

My two sons, in their 20s now, loved toy trains when they were young. So this Smithsonian video of… >>

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Must-Reads: Remembering LBJ’s Final Days

This Tuesday marks the 40th anniversary of his death, but President Lyndon Johnson still looms as… >>

Must See: The Week's Best News Photos
Must See: The Week’s Best News Photos

I never miss Time's online feature "Pictures of the Week." Every Friday, the magazine's photo… >>

Must See: Insanely Addictive Websites
Must See: Insanely Addictive Websites

Warning: These websites are highly addictive and may cause you to waste massive amounts of time… >>

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Must Read: Short Story Genius George Saunders Does It Again

Ever since I first read "The Falls," the dark and powerful final short story in George Saunders… >>

Morning After: Horses, Bayonets and Debates
Morning After: Horses, Bayonets and Debates

Like the 19th century cavalry he referenced in the best and most Tweeted line of the night… >>

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Mitt Romney’s Loss and the Art of the Concession

Although the election was called by major news outlets shortly after 11 p.m. last night, most of us… >>

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Major Moments in Democratic Convention History

This Thursday, President Barack Obama will address the nation from the Democratic National… >>