| Oct 9, 2013
| 4:55 PM
WASHINGTON — Janet Yellen, President Obama's choice to head the Federal Reserve, comes to the post with more experience at the central bank than her predecessors and a career-long focus on the issue that remains at the center of public concern...
| Aug 12, 2013
| 9:36 AM
Everyone has heard that tackling poverty and inequality is bad for the economy. This is the dilemma that economist Arthur Okun, writing in the 1970s, called "The Big Trade-Off" — equality and efficiency are at odds. Yet more and more research and...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 5:59 PM
Let's get this disclaimer out of the way first: Americans don't eat nearly as much fruit as they should to maintain a healthy diet, so nutrition experts advise eating fruit, any whole fruit, as often as possible, at least two cups of it a day, striving...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 2:16 PM
Brandon Lojewski's mad-scientist routine began quietly in a college engineering lab in Orlando.
Four years later, the 25-year-old's project at UCF has morphed into a high-tech-startup business that could play a key role in revving up battery power in...
| Nov 1, 2013
| 3:23 PM
On April 15, 1974, William Shockley, the Nobel laureate who believed that blacks were less intelligent than whites, was supposed to debate William Rusher, the publisher of the National Review, at Yale University on the topic: “Resolved: That society...
| Oct 19, 2013
Sitting next to a stranger changed Nan Cibula-Jenkins' life.
In the mid-1970s, Cibula-Jenkins, who was working at a New York City museum after earning her undergraduate art degree, started talking to the woman in the chair next to hers at a salon. The...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 3:00 AM
NEW HAVEN, Conn. — Each year, Halloween is a massive operation at Dean Karlan's house, drawing in members of his family, particularly his 13-year-old daughter, Maya.
Maya's enthusiasm for Halloween knows few bounds. She makes her own costumes: a...
| Jan 8, 2014
| 3:08 PM
"Why does public conflict over societal risks persist in the face of compelling and widely accessible scientific evidence?" asks a new study by the Cultural Cognition Project at Yale University, which should be required reading for all members of the "do-...
| Jan 10, 2014
| 3:00 AM
When Alison Galvani graduated from kindergarten in the summer of 1982, her mother took her to the musical "Annie" to celebrate. Then they went to Golden Gate Park for a picnic, spreading out a sleeping bag with white and yellow egrets on a green...
| Oct 18, 2013
| 4:29 PM
Thumbs up to the University of Connecticut, the greenest school in the nation. The Sierra Club recognized UConn as the No. 1 "Coolest School" for offering hundreds of sustainability-related classes, slashing water use, retrofitting buildings and serving...
| Oct 4, 2013
| 7:54 AM
You have a Netflix queue, which you maintain, nurture, cull and arrange just so.
Therefore you curate movies.
You have iTunes playlists on your computer, each of which probably tells a kind of story. Therefore you curate music.
I don't have a...