' Hacked E-mails 'Indicate Poor Judgement'

Earlier this week we published an interview Sharon Begley conducted with noted climate-change scientist James Hansen about his new book, Storms of My Grandchildren; the upcoming climate-change summit in Copenhagen; and the challenges presented to our ecosystem in the face of mounting evidence about the dangers of CO2 emissions.

Sex Is Not the Problem: What David Letterman and Steve Phillips Demonstrate About Women in the Workplace

The recent revelation of a summertime affair gone wrong between ESPN's Baseball Tonight analyst Steve Phillips and a 22-year-old production assistant seemed like just another postscript of a year plagued by sex scandals.  Now it's been reported that Phillips has been fired for his office affair. "His ability to be an effective representative for ESPN has been significantly and irreparably damaged," said a spokesman for the network.  Phillips is apparently set to enter a "treatment facility"...

Hoarding as Art: What You Didn't See on Oprah

Today, Oprah Winfrey spent her entire show speaking with participants from the A&E's reality program Hoarders. Hoarders profiles families who's homes have been overcome by clutter, and brings in professional organizers to try and help clear a literal and metaphorical path through all the accumulated crap.

Good Hair Week: The Week Ahead

We've got big plans for Good Hair Week, both on the blog and on the main site. Keep checking back for new content on the science and sociology of our hair.

Share Your Hair Stories and Photos

Did bad hair ruin your mood? Your job interview? Your wedding?  When you look back on the photos, is the hair as bad as you imagined?  Can you recall an instance when having good hair really made a difference?  We want to hear how hair affects your life—and whether you've taken big steps to prevent bad hair.  Submit your stories to newsweek@tumblr.com or via our Tumblr page.

Celebrating Good Hair: A Week of Follicular Coverage

This Friday, the Chris Rock movie Good Hair opens in select cities. Rock made the film, a documentary about the extremely complicated relationship black women have with their hair, after his two daughters asked him why they didn't have good hair: in other words, the soft, straight, blonde hair we see shaken at us on shampoo commercials.

Sharon Begley Predicts the Nobel Prize Laureates: Blackburn, Greider, and Szostak Win for Telomeres Research

This morning at 5:30 ET, the Nobel Prize winners in medicine were announced in Stockholm (where it was a much more reasonable 11:30 a.m.). In an article last week for Newsweek.com, Sharon Begley wrote about experts who are handicapping the race by selecting  "citation laureates." David Pendlebury of Thomson Reuters measured how often scientists' work was cited by others and, based on that, created a list of Nobel frontrunners.

Why Readers Have Sex: I Never Look For It

After reading Jessica Bennett's article on the why women have sex, it's clear that for everyone, men and women, our motivations go way beyond the need for love or the biological drive to reproduce.

Sexy Breast-Cancer Ads: Provocative or Patronizing?

October is breast-cancer-awareness month, and already the country is awash in various shades of pink. But some groups have taken a more direct approach to promoting breast-cancer awareness: namely, by making us all aware of breasts.

Why Do You Have Sex? Submit Your Responses Below.

Now that you've had time to read Jessica Bennett's fascinating piece on women's sexual motivations, we want to hear your stories. Do you think that sex is something that should be done only when you're in love—except for that one time you wanted to get back at your ex?

Roman Polanski Raped a Child: A Primer

Readers of this column may remember that I am a big fan of America's rule of law, wherein after one is convicted of a crime, one is sentenced accordingly, then given a chance to start anew once that sentence has been served.

Will the Herbal-Cigarette Ban Make a Quitter Out of Don Draper?

  On Tuesday, the Food and Drug Administration began enforcing a ban on flavored-cigarette sales in the U.S. The ban, part of the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act, puts the kibosh on selling, importing, distributing, or manufacturing any flavored cigarette (save for menthol), meaning you can smoke 'em if you got 'em, but getting them is going to be difficult.

Laurie Garrett, Swine Flu, and Me: I Survived H1N1. It Wasn't That Bad.

This week in NEWSWEEK, writer Laurie Garrett has a gripping account of being sick with swine flu. Not only is Garrett a flu expert, having written The Coming Plague: Newly Emerging Diseases in a World Out of Balance (Penguin  1995) and a Newsweek cover story on the H1N1 epidemic, she's a senior fellow on the Council for Foreign Relations and has been following H1N1 from the start.

Patrick Swayze Dies From Pancreatic Cancer

We were saddened to learn about the death of Patrick Swayze at age 57 from pancreatic cancer. I keep saying that there's no good cancers, but recent high-profile celebrity cases have featured some of the worst.

Serena Williams's Tennis Tantrum: Five Memorable On-Court Freakouts

Kim Clijsters made short work of opponent Caroline Wozniacki to take the U.S. Open women's singles title tonight. But a victory for Clijsters─who returned to tennis with low expectations after she took a two-year break to have a baby─will not be what most people remember about this Open.

Tru Blood Beverage: A Taste Test

  I don't watch HBO's soapy vampire drama True Blood. I like the idea of the show and always thought I would get around to checking it out, but so far—despite the frequent convincing arguments made by my colleague Joan Raymond—I have yet to do so.

Your Facebook Health-Care Protests: Why You Changed Your Status (Or Didn't)

Last week, thousands of Facebook users updated their status to reflect their support for health-care reform. As Jenny Hontz reported at the time, small gestures like this can make a big difference not only by reminding progressive politicians that the Facebook Generation—the same group of organized, plugged-in citizens who helped elect Obama—are still a force, but also by countering the loud, angry town halls in a more tech-savvy way.