The Great Debate

Why Imperator Furiosa, not Mad Max, is the hero for our age

By Lynn Stuart Parramore
May 22, 2015
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Charlize Theron in ‘Mad Max: Fury Road.’ Courtesy of Warner Bros.

When the world succumbs to forces of darkness, you want a strong, ethical woman on your side. At least that’s what it increasingly looks like at the movies.

If you don’t want your food genetically modified, tell nature to stop it.

By Swaminathan S. Anklesaria Aiyar
May 22, 2015
A scientist shows "Golden Rice" and ordinary rice at the International Rice Research Institute in Los Banos

A scientist shows “Golden Rice” (R) and ordinary rice at the International Rice Research Institute in Los Banos, Laguna, south of Manila, August 14, 2013. REUTERS/Erik De Castro

Why a forceful U.S. response to China’s artificial island-building won’t float

By William Johnson
May 21, 2015
An aerial photo taken though a glass window of a Philippine military plane shows the alleged on-going land reclamation by China on mischief reef in the Spratly Islands

An aerial photo taken though a glass window of a Philippine military plane shows the alleged on-going land reclamation by China on mischief reef in the Spratly Islands in the South China Sea, west of Palawan, Philippines, May 11, 2015. REUTERS/Ritchie B. Tongo/Pool

The Bush boys: No sibling rivalry, but maybe something deeper

By Peter Wolson
May 21, 2015
US President Bush bids farewell to his brother in Tampa

President George W. Bush (R) bids farewell to his brother, Florida Governor Jeb Bush, as they step off Marine One at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, Florida, May 9, 2006. REUTERS/Jason Reed

Surgery so simple a gardener can do it – but he probably shouldn’t

By Fizan Abdullah
May 21, 2015
A nurse at Malindi district hospital attends to a woman, injured when their community members were attacked in Tana River district in Kenya's coastal Tana Delta region

A nurse at Malindi district hospital attends to a woman, injured when their community members were attacked in Kenya’s coastal Tana Delta region, December 21, 2012. REUTERS/Joseph Okanga

Who are Yemen’s Houthis?

By Reuters
May 20, 2015

Yemen has been in the midst of a violent conflict as rival factions compete for power in the impoverished nation on the Arabian Peninsula.

If Obama really wants to close Guantanamo, here’s what he needs to do

By Daphne Eviatar
May 20, 2015
U.S. President Barack Obama signs an executive order in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington

President Barack Obama speaks before signing the executive order to close the military prison at Guantanamo, Cuba, in the Oval Office on his second official day at the White House in Washington, January 22, 2009. REUTERS/Larry Downing

Why the U.S. officially ‘believes’ Pakistan’s bin Laden story

By Elizabeth A. Cobbs
May 20, 2015
U.S. President Obama shakes hands with Pakistan's PM Sharif at the White House in Washington

President Barack Obama shakes hands with Pakistan’s Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington October 23, 2013. REUTERS/Larry Downing

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Rob Cox: Why Remington’s investors shouldn’t sell

May 19, 2015

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That’s billion, with a bee: Measuring the massive cost of hive collapse

May 19, 2015

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In farming, technology will only take you so far. GPS can help drive automated harvesters around the fields, satellites help to ensure the right crops get planted at the right time. But if you want your crops to grow, you’ll have to rely on something a little more old-fashioned: honey bees.