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 August 29, 2016

A Hurricane and Twin Tropical Depressions Form in Atlantic: Why Now?
Hurricane Gaston strengthened into the first major Atlantic hurricane of the season this weekend, as two tropical depressions also formed around the coast of the US. Tropical Depression 9, which formed in the Florida Straits on Sunday, moved Monday into...
Are Monarch Butterflies Dwindling or Rebounding?
Earlier this year, the monarch butterfly seemed to be starting a comeback after 20 years of habitat loss took a serious toll on its population.The insect, which is known for its distinctive orange-and-black wings and dramatic migration pattern that has...
As Trial Ends, Brazil's President Makes One Last Bid to Shape the Story
Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff, who was suspended pending an impeachment trial, testified before the Senate today in her last defense before politicians vote on her permanent removal from office this week. The proceedings, which have officially been...
A User-Friendly Guide to Pokemon Go
Q: What is Pokemon Go?The popular app is an augmented reality game that users play on mobile devices. Pokemon video games became popular in the 1990s, as did Pokemon trading cards. These pursuits, now including Pokemon Go, challenge players to catch...
Australian Aid Worker Kidnapped in Afghanistan Freed
After four months spent in captivity following her kidnapping in Afghanistan, Australian aid worker Kerry Jane Wilson has been freed.Officials said Monday that Ms. Wilson was freed by Afghan forces in a special operation in eastern Afghanistan. At least...
Calm Resumes at Los Angeles Airport after Imagined Mass Shooting
The chaos that ensued after gunshots were reported at Los Angeles International Airport on Sunday night has subsided, as officials say they found no evidence to back up the reports that caused panic, evacuations, and major flight delays.A police search...
Coca-Cola Says It Now Replenishes All the Water It Uses
Coca-Cola announced Sunday that it was the first Fortune 500 company to replenish as much water worldwide as it stripped from natural sources to fuel its production needs.This achievement, undertaken in partnership with the World Wildlife Fund, represents...
'Don't Breathe' Wins Weekend Box Office: Is Horror a Summer Success?
The horror movie "Don't Breathe" came in number one at the box office this past weekend, becoming the newest spooky film to perform better than industry watchers expected as the horror genre continues to succeed in an often-troubled summer. "Breathe,"...
Drone Pilots Race to Get Licensed by the US Government
When the US Federal Aviation Authority (FAA) unveiled their new regulations on Unmanned Aerial Vehicles back in June, both corporate employees and independent operators began immediately signing up to become commercially licensed drone pilots.Now more...
Europe's Post-Brexit Identity Search
On Sept. 16, the European Union holds its first summit since Britain voted in June to leave the EU. The number of leaders at the gathering will be down by only one, from 28 to 27. Yet the loss of a major player like Britain - and the prospect of losing...
Healing Conflict and Illness through Prayer
In reading and watching recent news media coverage of divisive politics, health scares, and terrorism, I've thought a lot about finding solutions to these problems. It's reminded me of an experience I had many years ago that convinced me healing is possible...
How Big a Military Threat Is Russia, Really?
In a recent talk at one of America's premier war colleges, the nation's top military officer warned incoming students about the dangers of Russian aggression.Gen. Joe Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, pointed to Russia's annexation of Crimea,...
How Did Lucy the Australopithecus Die?
It has long been a mystery as to how Lucy the Australopithecus died. But now, some 3.18 million years later, scientists think they know what really happened.The ancient hominin fell out of a tree, according to a new study published Monday in the journal...
Is Colin Kaepernick the New Face of American Patriotism?
Many Americans stand during "The Star Spangled Banner" to honor the servicemen and women who have defended and, in some cases, died for freedom.But, Colin Kaepernick says, to stand during the national anthem also ignores the country's oppression of blacks...
MTV Video Music Awards 2016: Beyonce Now Has Most VMAs Ever
Singer Beyonce has now won the most prizes at MTV's Video Music Awards in the history of the show and also won praise for her performance at this year's ceremony, as the singer continues a strong showing of her album "Lemonade" following the release...
New Sandy Hook School Opens on Site of Newtown Shooting
Nearly four years after tragedy struck Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., the school is opening its doors to students again. But those doors, like the rest of the building, look a little different today than they did in 2012, when a shooting rampage...
Oil Pipeline Protests in North Dakota Draw Native Americans, Celebrities
Oil pipelines are no strangers to controversy, often courting a wide range of opposing opinions: Witness the years of debate that plagued the Keystone XL project between the United States and Canada, eventually blocked by US President Obama in November...
Permanent Ceasefire in Colombia's Civil War Begins
Another milestone was reached Monday in the efforts to end the longest-running conflict in the Americas, as both parties to the peace negotiations officially ceased hostilities.The ceasefire between the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) and...
Pope Meets with Mark Zuckerberg to Discuss the Power of Technology
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, met with an unlikely partner on Monday to discuss the future of social media: the pope.While Pope Francis has voiced optimism in the past for the internet's ability to connect people, he has...
Quest for Independence: China to Make Its Own Jet Engines
China already has a giant radio telescope, a new Mars rover, and the fastest supercomputer in the world. And soon, it plans to make its own jet engines.On Sunday, Chinese officials merged existing engine manufacturers to establish the Aero-Engine Group...
The Refugee Milestone Obama Doesn't Want to Talk About
As a planeload of more than 200 Syrian refugees arrived in the United States on Monday for resettlement in California and Virginia, the goal set by President Obama a year ago of accepting 10,000 Syrian refugees was achieved.The milestone met with little...
Two Blue Whales Spotted off New Hampshire in Rare Sighting
In a rare treat, two blue whales were spotted Friday off the coast of New Hampshire.Seeing one off the Northeastern shores of the United States is unusual, but two together is "simply unheard of," as Jennifer Kennedy, executive director of the Blue Ocean...
Uzbek President's Failing Health Raises Islamist Worries
It's a moment many Russian security experts have nervously awaited.The autocratic leader of former Soviet central Asia's most populous state, Uzbekistan, has reportedly had health scares in the past. But Islam Karimov, who has ruled the nation of about...
What Do Adult Students Want from College?
Each year, legions of adult learners - that is, students who are 25 years old or older - take a first or second chance at higher education. This growing demographic tends to be ambitious, capable, and eager to learn. But until now, there was no large-scale...
Why Amazon Is Trying out a 30-Hour Work Week
Amazon.com, the largest online retailer in the world, is trying something new.The company is set to launch an experimental program consisting of a few teams of workers made up entirely of employees working 30 hours a week, instead of the usual 40 hours...
Yearlong Simulated Mars Mission Ends: What Did We Learn?
Six scientists who experienced simulated life on Mars from atop a barren volcano in Hawaii emerged from their yearlong isolation Sunday.The Hawaii Space Exploration Analog and Simulation (HI-SEAS) was the longest experiment of its kind conducted by NASA,...
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