Tech & Science
This Week's Edition
Stories by Katie Paul
Virtual College Fairs
Want to check some schools? Forget the road trip, just log on.
Demographics: Our Changing Cities
How new 'creative classes' are changing cities around the world.
New Energy Sources on Horizon
A new book hints at the alternative-energy sources we may soon be tapping into.
Drugs: Losing the Opium Battle
Afghanistan's narcotics trade is back with a vengeance. Washington's latest antidrug plan is unlikely to curb it.
When Mom Kills Her Kids
When a mother kills her three children, the obvious answer seems to be yes. But one expert says the resolution isn't so simple.
How Will Raul Castro Govern?
A noted Cuban expert says Raul Castro is his own man with his own ideas. But that doesn't mean major changes should be expected soon.
Hospital Care: Worse on Weekends?
A new study finds that when you're treated can make a difference.
Q&A: When Patients Attack Shrinks
A gruesome murder in New York raises questions about the security of mental health professionals at work.
Controlling Britney’s Finances
How the pop star's family is taking charge of her finances
A veteran GOP operative on what's ahead in an uncertain race.
Africa: ‘World Must Help Chad’
An Africa expert explains why the international community must intervene to stop the widening crisis in Chad.
Technology: Counting Votes
An expert assesses how different technologies worked at the polls
E-mailing With Ron Paul
Ron Paul's candidacy shows the potential (and limits) of online politics.
LAPD on Britney Spears Case
The head of the LAPD's mental-health unit explains what happens when authorities must involuntarily hospitalize a person with psychiatric issues—as recently happened to Britney Spears.
Rotberg: What to Do About Kenya
An Africa expert discusses what can—and should—be done to stop the violence.