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 March 8, 2016

Ancient Supervolcanic Flow Was Actually Kind of Slow, Scientists Say
Just how fast - or slow - were pyroclastic flows from ancient supervolcanoes?A new study investigated the question, using the eruption of the Silver Creek caldera in the western United States, 18.8 million years ago. Researchers from the United States...
A Soviet Salute? Russian Schools Quick March towards More Military Training
They're regular Russian teenage students - nudging, giggling, and peering into smartphones while also glancing anxiously at the uniformed military veterans waiting to judge them from a nearby podium. Then, at a command from the drill sergeant - a fellow classmate...
Bonuses for Those Fat Cats Working on Wall Street Are ... Down?
Last year was a sluggish one for Wall Street investment bankers. Their bonuses declined by 9 percent on average, along with the industry's 10.5 percent decline in profits.That means the average New York City banker earned a $146,200 bonus last year,...
Brazil: Why Lula Detention Underscores Strengthened Democracy
When federal agents with a court order knocked on a door in a Sao Paulo suburb Friday morning, the anticorruption investigation that's ensnared scores of Brazil's top executives and politicians reached its most dramatic moment: bringing former President...
Chirping with Syntax: Do Bird Calls Work like Human Language?
Birds may communicate surprisingly like humans. In human language, the combination and order of words helps shape the meaning of a sentence. And bird calls may use similar structure.Compositional syntax, combining different words to communicate a compound...
Could Alternative Rocker Morrissey Become the Mayor of London?
Come May, the Smiths may not be Morrissey's biggest legacy.The alternative rockstar is seriously considering running for the mayor's office in London as a candidate for the Animal Welfare Party, according to True to You, a magazine dedicated to all things Morrissey."There...
Extinction of 'Sea Dragon' Offers Glimpse into a Fleeting Prehistoric World
New research delving into the world of the ichthyosaur, or 'sea dragon,' has uncovered new details about its extinction.The work, published Tuesday in Nature Communications, reexamines the factors that led to this marine reptile's demise roughly 30 million...
Facebook and 'Thursday Night Football': A Perfect Match?
As part of its ongoing campaign to fill the Facebook news feed with highly engaging video, the company now wants a crack at the millions of "Thursday Night Football" fans. It has appealed to the National Football League about buying digital rights to...
Flint Families Seek Financial Compensation for Lead Crisis
Citing the Safe Drinking Water Act and the Environmental Protection Agency's Lead and Copper Rule, seven families in Flint have filed a lawsuit against Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder, as well as other current and former government officials and corporations.The...
For Syrian Refugees, a Legal - and Safe - Route to Europe
The European Union, faced with the prospect of another wave of migrants breaching its borders this year, has hit upon a novel response. It has arranged with Turkey for a "one-in, one-out" exchange: The EU will send back one Syrian who has crossed by...
From Africa, an Unexpected Lesson in How to Topple Terrorists
After the self-proclaimed Islamic State swept in from Syria in 2014 and grabbed huge swaths of Iraq, counterterrorism experts said the group's control of significant territory would make it considerably more difficult to defeat.Now switch continents....
Global Warming Could Bring Flash Flooding to Dry Regions
Flash flooding is likely to become a more frequent problem in both wet and dry regions of the globe as global warming brings intensified precipitation, new research shows.The research, conducted by climate change scientists at the University of New South...
Has Donald Trump Peaked?
A funny thing is happening on the way to Donald Trump's takeover of the Republican Party. The brash billionaire appears to be losing a bit of steam.Mr. Trump still leads the field, but at 34 percent, down three points since January in the latest Washington...
Honesty and Progress
Across the globe, nations have been demanding more transparency and accountability - in their leaders, in governments, in businesses and organizations - according to the latest report from the Corruption Perceptions Index. Overall, more countries are...
How Black Is the World's Blackest Material?
The world's darkest material may have gotten even darker, defying even spectrometers, which cannot quantify its blackness.Surrey NanoSystems' Vertically Aligned Nanotube Array black, or Vantablack, was developed in 2014 as the blackest known substance...
How the New York Times Is Using Online Ads to Fight Ad Blockers
On Monday, the New York Times became the latest in a string of media companies to launch efforts to deter people who visit their sites from using ad-blockers using a more direct means -- an online ad.A spokesperson for the newspaper told the Monitor...
How Trump Has Reached a Plateau
While Donald Trump continues to lead in the Republican nomination contest, opponents Sen. Ted Cruz and Sen. Marco Rubio are playing a swift catch-up game.According to the latest ABC News/Washington Post poll, 34 percent of registered Republicans and...
International Women's Day: Is the Pace of Progress Slowing?
Air India Flight 173 flew from New Delhi to San Francisco Sunday in what the airline says was the longest flight in history with an all-female crew.In China, the country's first law against domestic violence took effect this month after a more than two-decade...
JPMorgan Moves to Divest from Coal (at Least Partly)
JPMorgan Chase is scaling back on financing new coal projects in advanced economies, in an effort to reduce global warming, the multinational banking firm announced Monday.The new measure adds the company to a growing list of financial institutions,...
Obama to Disclose Drone Strike Deaths: What Will Be Included - and Omitted?
In an effort to expand government transparency, the United States will in the coming weeks publicly release the total number combatant and civilian casualties from US counter-terrorism strikes carried out abroad since 2009, the White House announced...
Toyota's First Wearable Aims to Improve Mobility for the Blind
Toyota is taking a unique turn with its first foray into wearable technology. Rather than investing in smartwatches and fitness trackers, the world's second largest carmaker is developing a device designed to empower the visually impaired.Project BLAID...
Tuesday's Total Solar Eclipse: How, When, Where, to Watch
It's the first - and only - total solar eclipse of 2016: On March 8 and 9, the moon will pass in front of the sun, forming a rare celestial spectacle for parts of southeast Asia and surrounding areas.Viewers across Indonesia, including the islands of...
Why a US Mayor Plans to Raft from Cuba to Florida
The mayor of DeBary, Fla., is preparing to travel from Cuba to Key West on a homemade raft next month.Mayor Clint Johnson says he plans to fly to Cuba with his wife and build a raft out of basic supplies before rowing back to the United States by himself....
Why Did Nike Drop Maria Sharapova So Quickly?
Several companies dropped their sponsorships with the speed of a strong back-hand after one of the world's most successful female athletes Maria Sharapova announced she failed a drug test.On Monday, the tennis star acknowledged she was taking a performance-enhancing...
Why Is Verizon Being Forced to End Its 'Supercookie' Collection?
Verizon Communications' implementation of a specialized "supercookie" that tracks users on the Internet has come under fire from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).The FCC will force Verizon to pay a $1.35 million fine for its use of the specialized,...
Why Michigan Matters So Much for Trump
It's been called the great Midwest test, a delegate jackpot, the crown jewel in "Super Tuesday 2." Of the four states voting Tuesday - including Mississippi, Idaho, and Hawaii - all eyes are on Michigan. The Great Lakes State is a bellwether: How candidates...
Why Saharan Africa Needs an Agricultural Revolution - Now
Saharan Africa's agricultural landscape will experience notable transformation from climate change as early as 2025, reports a new study by researchers with the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT).By assessing staple crops that account...
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