As 2014 draws to a close, our commentator finds lessons for his children in this past year’s political unrest .
Our commentator applied for Social Security benefits this month. it turned out to be more complicated and painful than he’d expected.
Commentator Mark Eddington says – for people of faith – it’s hard to imagine next year could be any stranger than the last one has been.
“In my opinion, a situation in which an outstanding scientist has to sell a medal recognizing his achievements is unacceptable,” says Russian business tycoon Alisher Usmanov.
Following a decision by OPEC ministers not to cut production, crude prices had fallen to a four-year low before rebounding slightly.
The McAllen metro area in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas has one of the country’s lowest employment rates for millennials. Economists say they will be critical to bringing the area out of poverty.
A Kurdish businessman decided he’d like to live in the White House. So he is building a 32,000-square-foot version of the U.S. presidential residence in Irbil, near the raging war against ISIS.
Guess what scientists found lurking inside a common-looking packet of supermarket porcini? Three entirely new species of fungi. That’s what happens when you sequence the DNA of your dinner.
If you put a frog in a pot of room-temperature water and gradually bring the water to a boil, the frog remains in the water and dies. Humans should know better when it comes to this kind of thing says commentator Ellen Moyer.
For most of us, the arrival of Labor Day weekend marks the bittersweet finale to the season of vacation and rest. Our commentator doesn’t feel wistful about summer’s end this year.
Margaret Rubega says sometimes the best way to talk to your teen is to talk less.
By comparison, the U.S. is debating a raise to its minimum wage from $7.25 to $10.10 an hour. The new German law includes several exceptions.
Pew surveyed more than 1,400 tech industry leaders and academics to find a troubling consensus: By 2025, the Internet will be more balkanized, more surveilled and less open.
In her first commentary for New England Public Radio, writer and educator Tzivia Gover finds insight from students.
The U.S. Department of the Interior says the new Massachusetts Wind Energy Area would be auctioned off in four leases. It includes more than 1,000 square miles of ocean.