Archive: December 13, 2009 - December 19, 2009

Do you believe in Santa Cla -- er, Bigfoot?

Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy Ok, another Bigfoot sighting - ho hum. In fact, two sightings have come to light recently, one in Minnesota, the other in Texas. Is there anything to them? Is there any chance we've finally stumbled on the real...

By Steven E. Levingston | December 18, 2009; 5:30 AM ET | Comments (3)

America's unfulfilled promise to women

Linda Tarr-Whelan has long advocated for women's rights and improved access to positions of leadership. Her book, "Women Lead the Way: Your Guide to Stepping Up to Leadership and Changing the World," published by Berrett-Koehler in October, explores ways women can bolster their own success. Tomorrow's anniversary of a critical...

By Steven E. Levingston | December 17, 2009; 1:18 PM ET | Comments (0)

'Climategate''s lesson for science

The "climategate" brouhaha that was ignited late last month underscores the messiness of scientific research that the lay world often doesn't understand. The controversy erupted when hacked emails of top climate scientists found their way onto the Internet and appeared to show the researchers playing less than fair with some...

By Steven E. Levingston | December 17, 2009; 5:30 AM ET | Comments (2)

Recovery from financial disaster: the Icelandic way

The Blue Lagoon geo-thermal pools in Iceland near Reykjavik. (Steve Allen/Getty Images) Time was Iceland counted itself as the happiest of nations. With the highest per-capita GDP in the world, this nation of 300,000 tumbled hard in the global financial crisis. In "Meltdown Iceland: Lessons on the World Financial...

By Steven E. Levingston | December 16, 2009; 5:30 AM ET | Comments (1)

How to reinvigorate public universities

With 80 percent of the nation's college students on their campuses, America's public universities need a strong blueprint for efficiency and educational excellence. James C. Garland, a former professor at Ohio State University, believes he has a plan to address the struggles of these institutions brought on by tight state...

By Steven E. Levingston | December 15, 2009; 5:30 AM ET | Comments (0)

Muhammad as human and prophet

For many in the West, Muhammad is still something of a blur even though his name has had sharp resonance since Sept. 11, 2001. Omid Safi, professor of Islamic Studies at the University of North Carolina and a leading American Muslim intellectual, brings the prophet into clearer focus with his...

By Steven E. Levingston | December 14, 2009; 5:30 AM ET | Comments (0)

 

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