| Sep 29, 2014
| 2:30 AM
"SOMEONE -- was it Van Gogh? -- said that orange is the color of insanity. Beauty is terror. We want to be devoured by it, to hide ourselves in that fire which refines us."
This is from author Donna Tartt. She has her young "incorrigibles" using this...
| Sep 27, 2014
| 10:05 PM
When popular Chinese handset maker Xiaomi Inc admitted that its devices were sending users' personal information back to a server in China, it prompted howls of protest and an investigation by Taiwan's government.
The affair has also drawn attention to...
| Sep 28, 2014
| 2:34 PM
Your middle-schooler just got her first D. What’s an appropriate response?
Try not to overreact and then try to find out the reason by calmly discussing it. If the reason is vague, request a conference with the teacher as soon as...
| Sep 22, 2014
| 2:52 PM
Peanuts are one of the most common foods that trigger allergies in people, but a new study suggests that it’s not peanuts that are the problem – it’s the dry-roasting process that makes them so tasty.
Researchers from Oxford University...
| Sep 17, 2014
| 4:04 PM
For doctors and public health officials trying to contain the Ebola epidemic, the dearth of drugs and vaccines is only part of the problem. Once these medicines become available, there certainly won't be enough of them to go around.
So experts are...
| Sep 17, 2014
| 3:10 AM
When Efe Cakarel picked London as a new base for his video streaming company, he was counting on its location, capital markets and infrastructure, but also on the city's reputation as a hub for talented people from Europe and beyond.
Four years later,...
| Sep 10, 2014
| 2:30 PM
IFC Films has bought U.S. rights to Lone Scherfig's "The Riot Club," starring Sam Claflin, Max Irons, Douglas Booth, Jessica Brown Findlay and Holliday Grainger.
The world premiere of the drama, set at Oxford University, will take place Saturday at the...
| Sep 12, 2014
| 4:06 PM
Eric Wang dropped the bar. Three hundred thirty-five pounds bounced on the floor. He let out a tired breath as he turned toward a mirror hanging to his right.
It was his third set of the deadlift.
Chady Gemayel, his workout partner, pointed out Wang's...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 1:30 PM
Cooking isn’t rocket science, but maybe designing cookware is. A professor of engineering at Oxford University has designed a new saucepan that he says heats up faster and uses 40% less energy than conventional saucepans.
The “Flare Pan&...
| Apr 27, 2014
It's possible that Matthew Olshan didn't fully become a writer until the day that his future boss ordered him to dig a ditch.
On that day in the late 1980s, the boss, a carpenter, eyed the short kid with the soft hands. He saw a young man with no...
| Apr 17, 2014
| 4:46 PM
Tell me your Ukraine and I will tell you who you are. The Ukrainian crisis is a political Rorschach test, not just for individuals but also for states. What it reveals is not encouraging for the West.
It turns out that Vladimir Putin has more admirers...