The Christian Science Monitor

The Christian Science Monitor is a national weekly print newspaper published by the Christian Science Publishing Society and owned by the First Church of Christ, Scientist. The paper was a daily until March, 2009; currently the website is updated daily. First published in 1908, the Christian Science Monitor is headquartered in Boston, Mass.The average age of a Christian Science Monitor reader is 59, and 61 percent of the readers are women. The average household income of the newspapers readers is just under $94,000; over 72 percent have a four-year college degree and more than 40 percent have a post-graduate degree. It covers national and international news. The Christian Science Monitor is not a religious paper. The Christian Science Monitor has won seven Pulitzer Prizes since 1950. The most recent was in 2002 for an editorial cartoon. In 2006, one of the paper's freelance reporters, Jill Carroll was kidnapped in Iraq. She was released after 82 days. The paper has also won other awards, including the National Headliner Award, National Society of Newspaper Columnists awards, and the Reporters and Editors Award. Mary Trammell is the Editor-in-Chief, Jonathan Wells is the Publisher, John Yemma is the Editor and Marshall Ingwerson is the Managing Editor.

Articles from January 2, 1992

Algeria's Fundamentalist Vote
THE overwhelming victory by the Islamic Salvation Front in Algeria's recent elections sent a shiver through much of the Middle East and beyond.Moderate, slowly democratizing regimes in Egypt and Jordan witnessed again the power that fundamentalist Islam...
Artificial Intelligence Is Getting Smarter HIGH-TECH ELECTRONICS
A CENTRAL-heating boiler chatting with the dishwasher while the washing machine makes small talk with visitors?A scientific revolution as profound as the invention of printing, or even the development of writing or numbers, promises to transform the...
Backyard Vision Defined by Walls
WALLS, particularly brick walls, feature so often and prominently in the imaginative, people-filled, paintings of English artist Stanley Spencer that the meaning they had for him can scarcely be doubted. If they are not walls made of brick or stone,...
Communications Advances Raise Privacy Concerns an MIT Professor Proposes Standards for Protection of Individual Rights. HIGH-TECH ELECTRONICS
RECENT developments in telecommunications, such as the merging of telephones and computers, the replacement of copper wires with fiber-optic lines, and advances in satellite and wireless technology, offer great promise.We are moving toward a situation...
Discovery, Science, Technology, and the 'Illusion of Knowledge' PHILOSOPHY
THE fact of the matter is, Christopher Columbus didn't really know where he was going.When he sailed from the mouth of the Rio Tento on the morning of August 3, 1492, he believed ocean covered only one-seventh of the globe, with the rest dry land - was...
Doubt on UN's 'Zionism' Vote
In the editorial "UN and the Mideast," Dec. 19, the United Nations resolution of 1975 "equating Zionism with racism" is referred to as the "offspring of a marriage between Arab rejectionism and Soviet-bloc opportunism ... another cold-war relic, rightly...
How Space Colonies Could Benefit Earth HUMANITY AND SPACE
SPACE colonization means much more than Antarctic-style research habitats on the moon or other planets for an elite group of astronauts. Space can be colonized and provide Earth with the equivalent of the New World that Columbus "discovered" in the 15th...
New Legal Tools Needed to Preserve Earth ENVIRONMENT
WHO is going to pay to keep the world environment safe? The answer has a lot to do with how people in different countries see the global environment.A letter once came to the office of the United Nations Environment Program from a certain country saying...
New Machines Will Help Study Mass PARTICLE PHYSICS
EVERY time you turn on a light, use an electric motor, or watch television, you benefit from 19th-century research into a basic property of matter - the property of electric charge.Michael Riordan likes to cite this fact to show why particle physicists...
New Year's Promise
THERE'S something about the new year that is special. People look at where they have been in the past year so they can see where they are going. Individually, all of us can review the past with an eye toward improving our present and our future.Sometimes...
Physicists Are Hot on the Trail of the Elusive 'Top Quark' PARTICLE PHYSICS
HENRY FRISCH is hot on the trail of an elusive form of matter.Physicists generally are convinced that it exists. They need it to complete the set of elementary particles that current theory requires. Yet they have never seen it in spite of many years...
Providing Solar Power Would Be Economic Basis for Orbital Stations HUMANITY AND SPACE
FOR more than 20 years, Gerard K. O'Neill, president of the Space Studies Institute in Princeton, N.J., has been thinking about how people will live and work in space. He spoke recently with Laurent Belsie, staff writer of The Christian Science Monitor....
Regional Dispute Tests Unity of Former Soviet Republics
LESS than a month after its formation, it is already reasonable to question whether the Commonwealth of Independent States formed on the rubble of the Soviet Union will survive.The stormy eight-hour session of the leaders of the 11 commonwealth member...
Scientific Cooperation
AS we move further into the 1990s, a "new world order" seems to be emerging in scientific research as well as in geopolitics.Science has always had an international style, with scientists cooperating and sharing information widely. Their borders have...
Scientists Delve into the 'Quarks' of History PARTICLE PHYSICS
PARTICLE physics is the study of the structure of matter to the deepest level that we can probe with our instruments.It responds to our inborn curiosity to know what the world is made of and to understand how it is built.It also responds to a deep desire...
Solutions to Today's Challenges Will Take More Than Technology Several Scientists and Statesmen Discuss the Economic, Moral, Ethical, and Political Implications of Science for Mankind's Future
The World Media Project asked several well-known scientists and politicians what questions they would put to each other if they had the chance, then gave each an opportunity to answer the others' questions. Excerpts from that dialogue follow. HEAD: Science...
Southeast Asians Seek US Security Assurances as US Withdraws from Philippine Bases, Region's States Express Doubts about American Defense and Economic Policies. PRESIDENTIAL TOUR
FOR years a testing ground for world and regional powers, Southeast Asia wants President Bush to show that the area still matters.With a three-day visit beginning Jan. 3, Mr. Bush becomes the first United States president to visit Singapore, a small...
The High Cost of High-Energy Physics New Machines Planned or Being Built Promise New Breakthroughs in Physics - but the Price Tag Raises Questions about Their Merit PARTICLE PHYSICS
PARTICLE physicist Henry Frisch has a bittersweet problem.His group at the University of Chicago has a green light to proceed with a major research project at the nearby Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab) in the spring.But the associated...
Virtual Reality's Promise - and Threat HIGH-TECH ELECTRONICS
VIRTUAL-reality technology has the potential to become a tool to enhance the quality of life, a window onto invisible worlds, and a liberating force for good minds trapped in bodies diagnosed as dysfunctional.But the technology also has the potential...