• January 23, 2013 • 10:18 PM
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November 26 • 4:00 AM
Policies aimed at unleashing supply in order to make housing more affordable are relying on outdated models.
November 25 • 4:00 PM
Bank President William Dudley says supervision is stronger than ever, but Democratic senators are unconvinced: “You need to fix it, Mr. Dudley, or we need to get someone who will.”
November 25 • 3:30 PM
New research finds a link between the ability to process health-related information and regular attendance at movies, plays, and concerts.
November 25 • 12:00 PM
You can thank the rise of the vibrator for that, according to technology historian Rachel Maines.
November 25 • 10:08 AM
The online lexicon spreads through racial and ethnic groups as much as it does through geography and other traditional linguistic measures.
November 25 • 10:00 AM
If you actually care about water and the future of the species, you’ll think twice about flushing.
November 25 • 8:00 AM
The introduction of national thyroid cancer screening in South Korea led to a 15-fold increase in diagnoses and a corresponding explosion of operations—but no difference in mortality rates. This is a prime example of over-diagnosis that’s contributing to bloated health care costs.
November 25 • 6:00 AM
Despise The Avengers? Loathe the snobs who despise The Avengers? You’re not the first.
November 25 • 4:00 AM
New research questions the conventional wisdom that men overestimate women’s level of sexual interest in them.
November 25 • 2:00 AM
Innovation is not a product of population density, but of something else entirely.
November 24 • 4:00 PM
The Federal Reserve Board wants to look at whether the views of examiners are being heard by higher-ups.
November 24 • 2:00 PM
If your methods aren’t sound then neither are your findings.
November 24 • 12:00 PM
If the economy in 2016 is where it was in 2012 or better, Democrats will likely retain the White House. If not, well….
November 24 • 11:36 AM
A new study suggests it’s relative wealth that leads people to oppose taxing the rich and giving to the poor.
November 24 • 10:00 AM
We look for an emotional fit between our physicians and ourselves—and right now, that’s the best we can do.
November 24 • 8:00 AM
Voters, it seems, are willing to forgive—over and over again—dishonest yet beloved politicians if they think the job is still getting done.
November 24 • 6:00 AM
Ethiopia, the Hague, and the rise and fall of international adoption. An exclusive investigation of internal U.S. State Department documents describing how humanitarian adoptions metastasized into a mini-industry shot through with fraud, becoming a source of income for unscrupulous orphanages, government officials, and shady operators—and was then reined back in through diplomacy, regulation, and a brand-new federal law.
November 24 • 4:00 AM
Daniel Pink’s new series, Crowd Control, premieres tonight on the National Geographic Channel.
November 21 • 4:00 PM
Against all medical guidelines, children who are two and three years old are getting diagnosed with ADHD and treated with Adderall and other stimulants. It may be shocking, but it’s perfectly legal.
November 21 • 2:00 PM
That’s the message of a Bounty commercial that reminds this sociologist of Sharon Hays’ work on “the ideology of intensive motherhood.”
November 21 • 12:00 PM
Men, like women, are affected by our cultural preoccupation with thinness. And refusing to recognize that only makes things worse.