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Wednesday, November 30, 2011

American Airlines: Why a Company with $4 Billion in Cash Went Bankrupt

American Airlines: Why a Company with $4 Billion in Cash Went Bankrupt


American Airlines: Why a Company with $4 Billion in Cash Went Bankrupt

Posted: 30 Nov 2011 10:05 AM PST

American Airlines' parent company AMR surprised a bunch of people, particularly presumably the five Wall Street analysts who still rated the company's shares a "buy," when it filed for bankruptcy on Tuesday

In Search for Alien Life, Scientists Suggest a New Scheme

Posted: 30 Nov 2011 06:10 AM PST

By broadening our definition of what constitutes a habitable planet, we may hit biological pay dirt

The Road to Naypyidaw: What Hillary Clinton Will See in Burma

Posted: 30 Nov 2011 07:15 AM PST

As U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton makes her historic visit to Burma from Nov. 30 to Dec. 2, she will be touring two vastly different cities

Has Herman Cain's Campaign Reached the End of the Line?

Posted: 30 Nov 2011 06:10 AM PST

Herman Cain has said he will "reassess" his presidential candidacy over the coming days, but it shouldn't take long for him to realize that his campaign is finished

On the Couch: Why Obama Won't Embrace Occupy Wall Street

Posted: 30 Nov 2011 10:05 AM PST

A lifetime of ambivalence converges on one historical moment

Retouching Reality: New Tool Detects When Images Have Been Photoshopped

Posted: 30 Nov 2011 10:05 AM PST

Retouching Reality: New Tool Detects When Images Have Been Photoshopped

Lebanon: How Hizballah's Technology Undoes the CIA

Posted: 30 Nov 2011 07:15 AM PST

It was bad week for the U.S. intelligence agency as the Iran-backed militia displays an impressive electronic intelligence-gathering capability

Too Many Soccer Headers Could Cause Brain Injury

Posted: 30 Nov 2011 10:05 AM PST

Too Many Soccer Headers Could Cause Brain Injury

As the U.N. Talks Climate, the World Keeps Warming

Posted: 30 Nov 2011 10:05 AM PST

As the U.N. Talks Climate, the World Keeps Warming

Disappearing Dissent: How Bahrain Buried Its Revolution

Posted: 30 Nov 2011 10:05 AM PST

What's an authoritarian government to do when the people rise up and protest the regime? Bury the evidence and pretend it never happened

Can the Euro Zone's 'Super Marios' Save the World?

Posted: 30 Nov 2011 10:05 AM PST

Over the past couple weeks, the hopes of the euro zone have been pinned on two Marios -- Mario Draghi, the newly installed president of the European Central Bank, and Mario Monti, the newly installed Prime Minister of Italy

India: A Nun's Death Highlights the Resource Mafia's Reach

Posted: 30 Nov 2011 07:15 AM PST

The gruesome murder of Sister Valsa John, an anti-illegal-coal-mining activist, highlights the power and reach of criminal syndicates in some of India's resource-rich states

Is Michele Bachmann Angling to Be Mitt Romney's Vice President?

Posted: 30 Nov 2011 10:05 AM PST

Is Michele Bachmann Angling to Be Mitt Romney's Vice President?

Viewpoint: In Egypt, Will Democracy Trump Military Rule?

Posted: 30 Nov 2011 07:15 AM PST

The crucial thing about the elections in Egypt is not so much their outcome. They must be allowed to run their course and produce a credible Parliament

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Despite Momentum, Newt Has Long Road Ahead in New Hampshire

Despite Momentum, Newt Has Long Road Ahead in New Hampshire


Despite Momentum, Newt Has Long Road Ahead in New Hampshire

Posted: 29 Nov 2011 07:45 AM PST

Gingrich's surge to No. 2 status in the state was punctuated Sunday with a coveted endorsement from the state's largest newspaper, and so far he's relishing the resurrection

Yemen Braces for Next Crises After Saleh's Power Transfer

Posted: 29 Nov 2011 02:55 AM PST

There was widespread rejoicing when the President chose to sign an agreement easing him out of power. But he's not out yet and no one knows who will be in power next

After the DSK Affair, France Discovers Sex Addiction

Posted: 29 Nov 2011 08:50 AM PST

Going against their stereotypically laissez-faire attitude towards sex, France is reassessing sex addiction as a bona fide medical diagnosis in the wake of former IMF head Dominique Strauss-Khan's sex scandals

Air Woes: American Airlines Files for Bankruptcy

Posted: 29 Nov 2011 08:50 AM PST

Air Woes: American Airlines Files for Bankruptcy

The Cain Train Derails -- Again. Does Any of This Matter?

Posted: 29 Nov 2011 08:50 AM PST

The Cain Train Derails -- Again. Does Any of This Matter?

12 Days of Christmas: The Partridge, Rings, Drummers Will Cost You $101,119

Posted: 29 Nov 2011 08:50 AM PST

12 Days of Christmas: The Partridge, Rings, Drummers Will Cost You $101,119

How to Know When the Euro Crisis Reaches a Tipping Point

Posted: 29 Nov 2011 08:50 AM PST

Investors face two growing risks -- a crackup of the Eurozone and a double-dip recession. To track the gathering storm, keep your eye on global bond yields

Black and White, 'Cause It's Cool: The 10 Great Post-B&W Era B&W Films

Posted: 29 Nov 2011 08:50 AM PST

Black and White, 'Cause It's Cool: The 10 Great Post-B&W Era B&W Films

Are Kids With Down Syndrome on the Road to Extinction?

Posted: 29 Nov 2011 08:50 AM PST

Are Kids With Down Syndrome on the Road to Extinction?

What Do the Penn State and Syracuse Abuse Cases Have In Common?

Posted: 29 Nov 2011 08:50 AM PST

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Have We Gone Overboard About Bullying?

Posted: 29 Nov 2011 08:50 AM PST

Eliminating recess will only make the problem worse

Barney Frank and I: Remembering an Iconic Public Servant

Posted: 29 Nov 2011 08:50 AM PST

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The Master of Cinematic Vulgarity: Ken Russell (1927-2011)

Posted: 29 Nov 2011 08:50 AM PST

The Master of Cinematic Vulgarity: Ken Russell (1927-2011)

NASA's Curiosity Rover Blasts Off for Mars

Posted: 29 Nov 2011 01:55 AM PST

The Curiosity rover heads for the Red Planet -- looking for signs of Martian life

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Who Should Be TIME's Person of the Year 2011?

Who Should Be TIME's Person of the Year 2011?


Who Should Be TIME's Person of the Year 2011?

Posted: 23 Nov 2011 01:15 AM PST

Tradition dictates that TIME's editors choose the Person of the Year, but we want to know: if you were in charge, who would it be?

The Arabs Gang Up Against Syria: Stop the Killing Or Foreigners May Intervene

Posted: 26 Nov 2011 09:45 PM PST

Damascus is more isolated than ever and beset by more biting sanctions. However, the regime has an important pressure valve: Lebanon

Bailouts and Austerity Measures Aren't Working: Is This the Euro's Last Stand?

Posted: 26 Nov 2011 09:45 PM PST

Bailouts and austerity measures aren't working. But Europe's leaders -- and its people -- may reject the hard work that "more Europe" requires

Hamas Edges Closer to the Mainstream

Posted: 27 Nov 2011 09:35 AM PST

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Attention Holiday Shoppers: Plastic Hurts

Posted: 22 Jul 2011 08:50 AM PDT

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Olympic Dreams: Will Sochi Rehabilitate Russia's Image?

Posted: 23 Nov 2011 07:25 PM PST

In two years, the resort town of Sochi will host the Winter Games. But rehabilitating Russia's image will prove harder than constructing the venues

Barney's Unveils Gaga-Themed Windows

Posted: 27 Nov 2011 09:35 AM PST

While Santa's elves couldn't envision a chair made entirely out of hair, Lady Gaga could.

Increasing Labor Strife in China's Manufacturing Belt

Posted: 27 Nov 2011 09:35 AM PST

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In Viral Ad, Dictators Dine Alone

Posted: 27 Nov 2011 09:35 AM PST

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Remove Jimmy Wales from Wikipedia in Three Easy Steps

Posted: 05 Sep 2011 12:25 AM PDT

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Saturday, November 26, 2011

U.S. Chopper Strike Kills 25 Pakistani Troops

U.S. Chopper Strike Kills 25 Pakistani Troops


U.S. Chopper Strike Kills 25 Pakistani Troops

Posted: 26 Nov 2011 09:05 AM PST

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NASA Launches 'Curiosity' Rover to Mars

Posted: 25 Nov 2011 10:45 PM PST

The world's biggest extraterrestrial explorer is on its way to Mars

Poor Concentration: How Poverty Changes the Way You Think

Posted: 26 Nov 2011 09:05 AM PST

One of the points I make in this week's magazine story on American poverty is that being poor isn't simply about not having enough income

Are Americans Really Exceptional?

Posted: 16 May 2011 04:05 PM PDT

How to turn an election cycle rallying cry into a reality

A Revolution of Cross-Purposes: Can It Change Egypt?

Posted: 25 Nov 2011 10:30 PM PST

The biggest crowd in the second act of Egypt's uprising gathered in Tahrir Square on Friday but is it playing into the military junta's waiting game?

In Delaware, Fractures Over Fracking

Posted: 26 Nov 2011 09:05 AM PST

In Delaware, Fractures Over Fracking

Britain Steps Up its War on Legal Highs

Posted: 25 Nov 2011 10:30 PM PST

Faced with record rates of designer-drug use, the British government has introduced new laws aimed at forcing dealers out of business. But do they go far enough?

How Fuel-Efficient Cars Can Save Money -- and the Economy

Posted: 25 Nov 2011 10:45 PM PST

Climate visionary Amory Lovins has an energy blueprint for America -- and it's a good one

Survey: Americans Will Pull $185 Billion Out of Big Banks Next Year

Posted: 26 Nov 2011 09:05 AM PST

Survey: Americans Will Pull $185 Billion Out of Big Banks Next Year

Return of the '80s: In China, Appealing to the New Rich by Recalling the Past

Posted: 26 Nov 2011 09:05 AM PST

Return of the '80s: In China, Appealing to the New Rich by Recalling the Past