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 February 25, 2015

Abercrombie Headscarf Case: Supreme Court Considers Religious Accommodation
The US Supreme Court grappled on Wednesday with the issue of whether the clothing retailer Abercrombie & Fitch discriminated against a Muslim teen when it refused to hire her because her headscarf clashed with the company's strict dress code.Abercrombie...
'American Sniper' Trial: Why US Juries Often Reject the Insanity Plea
Menacing and fully armed hybrid pig-men out to kill. A stop at a burger joint to "force-feed" a captive. The oppressive odor of a cloying cologne feeding a sense of imminent danger.Eddie Ray Routh's psychedelic recollections of the day he killed "American...
Artificial Intelligence Can Learn Atari Games from Scratch, Say Scientists
Is a robot uprising coming in 2015?Maybe - but only to show you up at the arcade.Led by researchers Demis Hassabis and Volodymyr Mnih, Google- owned DeepMind Technologies has created an artificial intelligence capable of playing simple video games with...
Bounds of Habitation
All peoples need a secure home. But the territorial tensions around the globe can sometimes make one wonder if genuine solutions are possible. The factors in such disputes often appear complicated or intransigent. But these disputes, like all entanglements,...
'Civilization and Its Discontents' Highlights the Intertwined Pakistani, British, and American Roots of Mohsin Hamid
Thanks to Haruki Murakami, we won't have to wait as long for Mohsin Hamid's future novels. Hamid's acclaimed first two, "Moth Smoke" and "The Reluctant Fundamentalist," took seven years each. His lauded latest, "How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia,"...
CPAC 2015: Can Jeb Bush Win over Conservatives?
Jeb Bush has set up a killer fundraising operation, likely to dwarf anything the rest of the prospective Republican presidential field can do.But that won't guarantee him the 2016 GOP nomination. Mr. Bush, scion of the party's most powerful family, needs...
Disney to Reboot DuckTales. What Other Cartoons Will Be Revived?
"DuckTales" is returning to a television near you.On Wednesday, cable channel Disney XD announced that it would be bringing back the Emmy Award-winning animated series that stars the grouchy-yet-lovable Scrooge McDuck, according to multiple reports.The...
Divided Supreme Court Lets Fisherman off Hook for Tossing Undersized Grouper
The US Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled that a federal statute passed to prevent the destruction of documents and financial data cannot also be applied broadly to undersized fish caught by a commercial fisherman.The court voted 5 to 4 in a case requiring...
FCC Net Neutrality Vote: Why There's a Flurry of Eleventh-Hour Lobbying
It's all but certain that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will vote on Thursday morning to approve Chairman Tom Wheeler's plan for "net neutrality," which involves reclassifying providers of wired and wireless broadband Internet access as...
Graphix Celebrates Its 10 Year Anniversary with Jeff Smith's 'Bone'
To celebrate their 10 year anniversary Graphix has released a special tribute edition of their first release "Bone #1: Out from Boneville," the first book of Jeff Smith's award-winning "Bone" series.Graphix was launched by Scholastic in 2005 to bring...
Influencers: Obama's Info-Sharing Plan Won't Significantly Reduce Security Breaches
In the wake of several high-profile cyberattacks, President Obama pushed a plan to increase the exchange of information about threats between the private sector and the government. Even if it passes Congress, however, a strong 87 percent majority of...
Islamic State Territory: Easy to Slip in, Harder to Get Out
Islamic State checkpoints have sprouted like mushrooms in its Syrian strongholds over the past month, residents say, as the militants clamp down on fighters' movements in a bid to halt a wave of defections.The defections have been fueled by IS's high-profile...
Is Tesla Stock Overpriced?
Many think that electric car company Tesla Motors that will shape the future of the auto industry. John Lovallo probably isn't one of them.The analyst at Bank of America Merrill Lynch recently predicted an astronomical 70 percent drop in its stock price.The...
Korean Stir-Fried Glass Noodles, 'Japchae'
I heart noodles. Ramen. Chow mein. Pancit. And especially my mom's mie goreng (Indonesian fried noodles). But today, I'd like to give a shout-out to a lesser known noodle dish - japchae.A classic Korean dish, you'll find japchae on the menu at just about...
Many LGBT Homeless Youth Sell Sex to Survive on the Streets, Report Says
Many homeless youth who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender (LGBT) are likely to engage in "survival sex" in order to stay alive on the streets or in homeless shelters, according to a new study.The federally funded study by the Urban Institute,...
Massachusetts Snow Sale: $89 for Six Pounds. Who Buys This Stuff?
Kyle Waring, of Manchester-by-the-Sea, Mass., is both clearing a path - and a profit - by selling snow, because he has tapped into the very rich vein of profitable, emotion-driven consumer irrationality, says one marketing professor.Mr. Waring is making...
Moscow, Kiev Locked into Another Gas Dispute - Who Pays Rebels' Bills
Russia and Ukraine are once again locked in a quarrel over gas payments, and Moscow is threatening to turn off the tap.But unlike previous "gas wars" between Russia and Ukraine, which were rooted in fundamental differences, this time it appears to be an...
Moto E: Low-Cost Smart Phone for Students
What features are you willing to sacrifice to purchase an unlocked smart phone for $150?If the answer is not many, you're actually in luck.The newest entry-level Motorola smart phone, Moto E, packs a decent processor, front facing camera, and Android...
No Child Left Behind 101: Where Lawmakers Agree, Disagree
Congress is working toward a long-overdue rewrite of the high- profile and often controversial federal K-12 education law known as No Child Left Behind (NCLB). Here's what to keep in mind as the House takes up floor debate on a mostly GOP version Wednesday...
Romania Gets Serious about Ending Its Notorious Corruption
Outside the National Anticorruption Directorate in downtown Bucharest, more than a dozen reporters and cameramen stand around chatting. It's a weekday afternoon, and they know it's only a matter of time before the next high-profile Romanian shows up...
What I Miss about Park's Hardware
The rumor proved all too bitterly true: Park's Hardware, a downtown institution of Orono, Maine, since 1898, would be closing.Word spread quickly. Locals cajoled, cross-examined, and pleaded with Lin, the owner of the store, to no avail. Running a small, local,...
What Made Lady Gaga Want to Star in American Horror Story?
Quickly following Lady Gaga's tribute to "The Sound of Music" at the Academy Awards -- a performance that left Julie Andrews herself feeling "deeply honored"--the iconic pop star announced on her Twitter page that she will star in the fifth season of...
Who Are the Assyrian Christians under Attack from Islamic State?
For Assyrian Christians in present-day Syria and Iraq, religious persecution has been a constant for much of their modern history.The world was reminded of that stark reality Tuesday morning, when Islamic State militants reportedly captured dozens of...
Why Are Democrats Suddenly Cheering in Ohio?
Ohio is always big in presidential races. It's the ultimate bellwether state. Now add Ohio to the column called "marquee Senate races of 2016."Ted Strickland, the state's Democratic former governor, announced Wednesday that he's running against Republican...
Why Are Mysterious Drones Flying around Paris Landmarks?
For the second night in a row, several drones were seen flying over major landmarks in Paris. Police and the public reported at least five sightings overnight Tuesday. The previous night, at least five drones were spotted over the city, including one...
Why Google Is Letting You Store 50,000 Songs in the Cloud for Free
Google is upping the ante in music storage.The company announced Wednesday that users will now be able to upload and store - for free - up to 50,000 song files in the cloud via Google Play Music.Encore! Encore! Google Play music now holds 50,000 of your...
Why Judge's Pension Ruling Is Blow to Christie's Political Brand
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, still on an unofficial campaign tour as he jousts with other GOP presidential hopefuls in the early contests for key supporters and donor funds, returned home this week to address his state's own pressing need for cash.It's...
Why Tolerance of Religion Is Not Enough
With calm and respectful questions, the nine justices of the US Supreme Court debated yet another case about religious freedom on Wednesday. This one involved a Muslim woman who was not hired by a company because she wore a head scarf. Should the company...
Will Comcast Be the Next Cellphone Carrier?
Comcast, the mobile wireless provider? While a scary notion for critics of ACSI's least popular company in America, it appears to be an increasingly likely prospect.According to FierceWireless, Comcast dropped hints during a forth- quarter earnings conference...
Would You Take a Balloon to the Edge of Space?
The idea of extending the tourist industry into space is not new, but it has picked up steam in the last few years. It is no longer seen as an impossibility that, someday, a human could go to space without needing a science degree or tens of millions...
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