TUPELO, Miss. — Before opening Rock Star Records, a new vinyl and CD shop in Tupelo, Leslie Jones thought about opening either a video store...
Armed Police Drones: Not Necessarily a Bad Idea, but We Need to Keep Careful Watch of These Eyes in the Sky
Drones are everywhere, and now – in North Dakota, at least – they’re armed. The state government recently passed an ordinance allowing the police to... Read more
Justice Should Be the Driving Force for Reporting on the Refugee Crisis
If truth, accuracy and objectivity guaranteed that all journalism would be ethical, the cause of the Syrian refugees would have been taken up long before... Read more
Brian Williams Returns to the Air – and Memory Research Says We Should Give Him a Break
After being suspended without pay from NBC in February, Brian Williams returns to television this week. He won’t be heading back to the Nightly News... Read more
Thank an Aging Audience for Facebook’s Proposed ‘Dislike’ Button
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg recently announced that the company is finally working on a much-desired feature: a “dislike” button. According to Zuckerberg, this feature has... Read more
How Advertising Research Explains Donald Trump’s Profound Appeal
Many good ads or politicians will make a direct appeal to viewers’ emotions – and of all the candidates in recent memory, Donald Trump may... Read more
Cooperation Declines When We Can See Wealth
The economic gap between the rich and poor becomes even wider when the inequality becomes visible, report researchers. Their findings suggest that when people don’t know their... Read more
Strange Job: Being Queen Elizabeth II, Britain’s Longest Reigning Monarch
Queen Elizabeth II has now reigned Britain and the Commonwealth for 63 years and 217 days. She will not get a gold clock, but she... Read more
Stephen Colbert’s Late Show Feasts on Political Fare
Stephen Colbert’s hopes and prayers have come true. Last month, Colbert – the new host, executive producer and writer of CBS’ The Late Show –... Read more
Civic Crowdfunding Will Challenge Governments and Charities
The online crowdsourcing of ideas and capital has transformed business tasks such as innovation, technical problem solving and product design. It has also revolutionised startup... Read more
To See Why Attitudes on Having Children Have Changed, Look at … New Yorker Cartoons?
In the 1980s, sociologist Viviana Zelizer proclaimed that we were living in the age of the “priceless” child. She noted that in the late 19th... Read more
Personal Stories Let Us Know What It Means to Be a Refugee
As Europe struggles with a humanitarian crisis the like of which it hasn’t seen for decades, the aaa coverage of the refugees dying to get... Read more
The Dark Side of Coffee: An Unequal Social and Environmental Exchange
The humble coffee bean is one of the most important and actively traded commodities in the world. It doesn’t take more than a glance at... Read more
The Twilight of the Superhero?
Since the 1980s, flagship comic-book superhero movie franchises – from DC’s Superman to Marvel’s Iron Man – have seen some major movie studio investments and,... Read more
Demand for Coffee Squeezes Poor Farmers
People around the world have been drinking more coffee over the past 20 years, but the boom isn’t paying off for coffee bean farmers in... Read more
Supervillain to the Rescue?
Pack evil together tightly, twist to foment anger, and release. When the bowels of the earth spew out enough villains, people will come—DC Entertainment is... Read more
Japan Fires Up Nuclear Power Again, but Can It Ever Be Safe Enough?
After two years without any nuclear power in response to the 2011 Fukushima earthquake, tsunami and subsequent nuclear crisis, Japan has restarted its first reactor,... Read more