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 October 28, 2016

A Female Frankenstein Would Lead to Humanity's Extinction, Say Scientists
Could a population of Frankenstein's monsters have driven humans to extinction? Nathaniel Dominy, an evolutionary biologist at Dartmouth College, and Justin Yeakel, an ecologist at the University of California, Merced, pose just that ghoulish question...
'An Iron Wind' Is an Unsparing, Riveting Examination of Life under Hitler
The "iron wind" referred to in the title of historian Peter Fritzsche's riveting, important new book An Iron Wind: Europe Under Hitler refers the inscription on Stalingrad's World War II memorial: "An iron wind beat into their faces," followed by "but...
Atlanta, Where Cars Are King, Considers a New Transit Future
When Simon Berrebi came to Atlanta from Paris four years ago, the Georgia Tech doctoral student quickly realized that, when it comes to public transportation, Atlanta is not Paris.So he did something about it. Today, he is leading what he calls the largest...
British Uber Ruling: What Does It Mean for Alt-Labor?
A British court may just have put itself at the forefront of a revolution in the way we think about work and benefits.On Friday, the Central London Employment Tribunal ruled in favor of two Uber drivers in Britain, agreeing that they should be given paid...
Bundys Acquitted, Natives Arrested: A Double Standard?
On the same day that the seven armed occupiers of Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Oregon were acquitted of all charges, 141 people were arrested in their ongoing protest against the Dakota Access Pipeline a few states away.The juxtaposition of Thursday's...
Could Iowa, Long a Blue State, Actually Go for Trump?
A new Quinnipiac poll of likely voters in four states released on Thursday finds that Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump in a virtual tie in the state of Iowa, with each candidate getting...
Could These Large-Scale Prison Protests Lead to Better Conditions for Inmates?
In the midst of nationwide strikes this fall to protest poor prison conditions, one incarcerated Alabama strike leader named Robert Earl Council, or "Kinetic Justice," is officially hunger striking, according to the Alabama Department of Corrections.Prisoners...
DHS Cyber Chief to Young Hackers: Help Us Protect the Grid
The threat of digital attacks on the country's critical infrastructure, such as the power grid or water sector, "keeps us up at night," says Phyllis Schneck, the department of Homeland Security's top cybersecurity official. And she wants young hackers to...
Famed US Gymnastics Team Coaches Knew of Abuse, Lawsuit Claims
Famed Olympic gymnastics coaches Bela and Marta Karolyi knew about molestations occurring at their training camp, says an anonymous 24-year-old former gymnast in a civil lawsuit filed in Los Angeles Thursday.At least 30 female athletes have come forward...
'Fire at Sea' Provokes Questions about Director's Choices
The Italian documentary "Fire at Sea," directed by Gianfranco Rosi, opens on a note of terror: A radio dispatcher on the Mediterranean island of Lampedusa gets a distress call from a sinking ship of African refugees. "What is your position?" he asks. "God...
Flaws in Connected Cameras, Recorders Broader Than Bad Passwords
Cybercriminals last week amassed a powerful online weapon from compromised internet-linked cameras and video recorders prompting warnings to consumers to change default passwords on their gadgets.But weak passwords aren't the only security issues that...
Flint Effect? Environmentalism Shifts to Racial Justice, Inclusion
[226 128 139 ][226 128 139 ]Sitting around a U-shaped assemblage of tables, a small band of workers for the NAACP is girding for a communications battle: They're talking about the "false narratives" that will emerge in the public square, and how to defeat...
Former 'Jungle' Refugees Get Shot at New Life in French Village
This sleepy Burgundian village, the original home of the famous grape variety, has seen its creation spread abroad to the four corners of the earth.But now "abroad" has turned up on its doorstep, in the shape of Sudanese and Afghan refugees, and their...
How Antarctica's Ross Sea Became the World's Largest Marine Reserve
Antarctica's Ross Sea became the world's largest protected area on Friday, after a multi-national agreement to preserve one of the most pristine ecosystems on the planet. The Ross Sea will be designated a "no-take" zone, putting everything from minerals...
Iceland's Pirate Party Edges toward Parliamentary Majority
The year 2016 has been marked by unprecedented elections and dissatisfaction with the democratic process. And while third parties have not thrived in the United States in this climate, they've had more success elsewhere.In Iceland, the Pirate party is...
'Inferno' Doesn't Amount to Much
"Inferno" is the third in a - dare I make it sound important? - trilogy of movies derived from Dan Brown's beach-read bestsellers. Like those other two lumbering Brown adaptations, "The Da Vinci Code" and "Angels & Demons," "Inferno" stars Tom Hanks...
In 'Stunning Victory' for Defense, Jury Acquits Oregon's Malheur Occupiers
After only five days of deliberation, a jury found seven occupiers of Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, including Ammon Bundy and Ryan Bundy, not guilty of federal conspiracy and weapons charges Thursday afternoon. The Bundy brothers, along with a number...
'Moonlight' Has Some of the Year's Best Performances
Though not the towering masterpiece it's being touted to be, "Moonlight" at its best is an uncommonly sensitive coming-of-age narrative, divided into three sections over multiple decades, about a young gay black man growing up in the 1980s in Miami's...
NBC Viewers Say Hello to 'Birdie' Musical: Is Live Element Key to Success?
NBC viewers will be saying hello to Conrad Birdie for the network's next live musical, which will star Jennifer Lopez.NBC has announced that its 2017 live musical production will be "Bye Bye Birdie," which takes place during the 1950s and centers on an...
Opinion: Don't Drop Fitness Standards for Military Hackers
As the world appears awash in cybercrime and nation-state cyberattacks, there's a global shortage of information security talent to confront new threats. It's a problem that not only impacts security companies but any firm looking to hire security professionals.Nowhere...
Podcast: How to Secure the Internet of Things
For anyone who had trouble getting onto Twitter, Netflix, or Spotify last week, you can thank the vast number of insecure devices that connect to the internet. On Oct. 21, unknown cyberattackers took control of vulnerable electronics such as digital...
Reclaiming Mosul: For Iraq Leaders, a Gap in Political Lessons Learned
Jihadist attackers of the Islamic State burned two humvees of Lt. Col. Helan Mahmoud Ali's unit Friday morning, but did little to dent the Iraqi Army's methodical advance on Mosul.Backed up by US airpower, long-range artillery, Kurdish peshmerga forces...
Researchers Open What They Think May Have Been Jesus' Tomb
Future pilgrims to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre will be able to glimpse what is, according to tradition, the tomb of Jesus.It's all thanks to a team from the National Technical University of Athens, which is undertaking critical repair work on the...
Schiaparelli's Demise: Why Did the Mars Lander Crash?
Schiaparelli left its mark on Mars - literally, it turns out.Close-up photos reveal that the Mars lander, a joint project between Europe and Russia, left a small crater on the planet's surface. The images, taken by a NASA Mars orbiter and released by the...
Some Thoughts on Aging
Several times a week I play tennis with a woman who by her own admission is 86. On a regular basis she beats the rest of us including those half her age. We joke about it but are inspired by her achievement and have quizzed her on it.In her youth she...
Top Picks: Regina Spektor's 'Remember Us to Life,' 'Star Trek Beyond' on DVD and Blu-Ray, and More
Gem-filled albumIf somehow you've missed out on the considerable charms and delights of singular songwriter Regina Spektor, you've got a chance to catch up with the New York-via-Moscow native. Her superb new album, Remember Us to Life, is effervescent,...
Trump Calls Black Neighborhoods 'Ghettos' - Why the Term Rankles
Donald Trump referred to inner city communities as "ghettos" during a campaign rally in Toledo, Ohio, Thursday. The Republican presidential nominee has already been criticized for insensitive language relating to the African-American population, and...
UN Looks to Outlaw Nuclear Weapons: Could It Happen?
The United Nations says it's time to take another look at eliminating nuclear weapons. But the countries that have them are united by one thing: their desire to keep the weapons.On Thursday, UN member states voted on a resolution that would create a...
What the WikiLeaks Emails Say about the Clintons
Chelsea Clinton was worried about her father. Specifically, she was concerned that some of his closest aides were using their connections to him and the Clinton Foundation to attract rich clients to their private consulting firm.In return, those aides...
Why FBI Dropped Email Bombshell on Clinton Now
Heading into the final full week of the presidential election, the Federal Bureau of Investigation has given this most bizarre of elections perhaps its most remarkable twist.It informed Congress Friday that it is investigating whether there is classified...
Will 'Core' Communist XI Jinping Become Another Cult Personality?
Chinese President Xi Jinping was granted the title "core" of the communist party on Thursday, placing him in the company of previous prominent leaders such as Deng Xiaoping and Chairman Mao Zedong.It's not an honor automatically conferred. President...
'Will & Grace' May Return to NBC Following Success of Election Video
Are Will and Grace returning to television? NBC is reportedly involved in talks to bring back the comedy "Will & Grace," which stars Debra Messing, Eric McCormack, Megan Mullally, and Sean Hayes. The original show aired from 1998 to 2006 and was a perennial...
Would Clinton Tap Biden for Secretary of State? Sources Say Yes
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is considering tapping Vice President Joe Biden as secretary of State if she is elected, according to sources close to the campaign."He'd be great, and they are spending a lot of time figuring out the...
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