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 July 20, 2016

Amid Tough GOP Convention Rhetoric, a Plea for Civility
"Lock her up! Lock her up!"That has become the rallying cry for the party faithful at the 2016 Republican National Convention: Hillary Clinton must be tried, convicted, and put away - if not literally, then figuratively.It was the theme of New Jersey...
Can an AI App Help You Shop? Macy's Gives It a Try
With smartphones a nearly ubiquitous presence in modern daily life, there are dozens of apps that allow users to shop smarter and faster than ever before. Now, shopping giant Macy's has announced a partnership with IBM Watson via the intelligent engagement...
Car Bomb Kills Investigative Reporter in Ukraine, Following Safety Concerns
Prominent Ukrainian journalist Pavel Sheremet was killed by a car bomb in central Kiev early on Wednesday as he prepared to drive to the local radio station, where he anchored a talk show.An adviser to the Ukrainian interior minister wrote in a Facebook post...
Do Ancient Sequoias Hold a Key to Reversing Climate Change?
Planting more trees to absorb carbon is one of the many ways that humans are working to combat climate change across the world - as evidenced by "carbon sink" planting efforts to meet zero net emissions, or the recent tree planting initiative in India....
Facebook's Messenger Service Reaches One Billion Users
Facebook's Messenger app hit a record one billion users today, an impressive feat considering the world's population is just 7.4 billion.The news puts the iOS app among the three most popular apps of all time, along with the Facebook app itself and WhatsApp....
'Finding Dory' Fish Bred in Captivity: Here's Why That's Such a Big Deal
After the release of Pixar's "Finding Dory" last month, the buzz was not simply about baby Dory's big eyes. Just as many words have been spoken about the so-called "Finding Dory" Effect, which describes the expected spike in Pacific blue tang sales after...
Hollywood Remembers Legendary Director-Writer Garry Marshall
Writer, producer, director Garry Marshall, who died Tuesday, leaves behind him a such long resume of well-loved Hollywood and television classics - from "Happy Days" to "Pretty Woman" - that it would be difficult to choose any one as his crowning achievement.Along...
How a Tweet Revealed a Milky Way Star Bulge
You won't find caramel at the center of this Milky Way. Instead, you'll have to settle for a massive 'X' of stars.After Twitter users pointed out the formation in a NASA photo, researchers were able to confirm the existence of an X-shaped star bulge...
How One Town Helps Its Residents Balance Being Belgian and Muslim
Along the train line that connects Brussels and Antwerp, young men, often the children of Muslim immigrants, have been swayed by radicalism. Belgium became notorious as the European nation with the most foreign jihadis per capita joining the so-called...
In Mideast Views of Erdo[196 159 ]An's Victory, a Gap between Ruler and Ruled
Peoples across the Middle East have been celebrating President Recep Tayyip Erdo[196 159 ]an's put-down of a military coup as a victory for democracy, even as their governments have had a much more lukewarm response to the Turkish strongman's continued...
In South China Sea Case, Ruling on Environment Hailed as Precedent
For the past several years, US marine scientist John W. McManus has been using satellite imagery to track China's fishing practices and construction of artificial islands in the South China Sea.Earlier this year, after viewing images of reef destruction,...
Just How Green Is Car-Sharing?
From less congested roads to cleaner skies, car-sharing is delivering on community-wide benefits, a new study finds.A working paper from the University of California, Berkeley's Transportation Sustainability Research Center (TRSC) examined Car2go, the...
Melania Trump's Speech: What Exactly Is Plagiarism?
The speech was intended to introduce the often-private wife of a decidedly non-private candidate to the world.But when Melania Trump spoke at the Republican National Convention of her journey to the United States as an immigrant from Slovenia, a controversy...
Minnesota Mines and Environmentalists Face off over Rice
Can case-by-case rules settle a debate between miners and environmentalists?Last fall, the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) proposed new limits on sulfate pollution in wild rice lakes. The agency amended its proposal on Tuesday, this time advocating...
Planning to Travel? Plan to Bless
At this time of year, many people are planning to travel. One thing is sure - wherever we're going and whatever we're going to be doing, we can also plan to bless.Christ Jesus said, "You are the light of the world" (Matthew 5:14, New King James Version)....
Pokemon Go: Why Don't Religious and Security Officials like It?
Pokemon Go's elaborate taxonomies of fantastic creatures might seem innocent enough. And for the Millennials who make up the biggest portion of the game's consumers, the look and sound of those creatures brings a taste of childhood.But just like the...
Postage Stamp Earns World Record after Traveling to Pluto
An extremely well-traveled postage stamp has set a Guinness World Record after boldly going where no postage stamp has gone before: Pluto.The stamp, which traveled 3.26 billion miles in its past ten years aboard the New Horizons spacecraft, was honored...
Republicans Pile on against Clinton at RNC, but Pro-Trump Unity Elusive
Donald Trump won the Republican Party's presidential nomination on Tuesday, putting an official end to an unpredictable primary season and marking a turn toward the general election race against presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton. At the...
So Far, 2016 Is the Hottest Year Yet. How Fast Is the Planet Heating Up?
The earth is breaking records, and not in an Olympic-victory kind of way. Scientists at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) said Tuesday that June was the 14th straight month with a record highest average temperature since the...
Spinach Helps Me Feel Accepted
"Will you be eating those?"The man behind me in line at the grocery store here in Mutare, a city in eastern Zimbabwe, points to my red plastic shopping basket.In it, the normal stuff for an average family: cans of sardines, laundry detergent, cooking...
Success! SpaceX Dragon Nails Another In-Flight Mission
The International Space Station got a special two-ton delivery earlier today, as SpaceX's Dragon spacecraft capsule arrived at the station as it hung in orbit some 250 miles above the Great Lakes.The cargo included a space station docking port, needed...
The Exhausted American Voter: Ready for a Change?
Exhausted yet? For more than six months, American voters endured the raucous campaigning of the primaries. By the end of July, they will have witnessed two highly staged party conventions with plenty of mudslinging. After that, they will experience three...
Utah Teen Launches Teal, a Do-It-All Backpack Drone
George Matus was just 11 when he started flying model aircraft and 14 when he started building his own drones. At age 18, he has started a company to sell vehicles that do everything he himself wanted in a drone, and he has already begun to manufacture...
Watch: The New Student Privacy Paradigm
Join Passcode and Privacy Lab on Wednesday, July 27 at 6:15 p.m. PDT for presentations and discussion around student privacy.- - - Speakers: Alex Smolen of Clever, Andrew Rock on iKeepSafe, and Jesse Irwin, an advocate for security, privacy, and trust.Andrew...
Why a Chinese Mall's Polar Bear Exhibit Is under Fire
The addition of a polar bear to a Chinese mall's aquarium exhibit has sparked an international outcry among animal rights advocates and a discussion about captive animals.As concerns for animal welfare intensifying internationally, advocates are calling...
Why Chinese Protesters Are Picketing KFC and Smashing iPhones
KFC outlets across China are facing anti-US protests after a UN tribunal ruled in favor of the Philippines, and against Beijing, in a dispute over territories in the South China Sea.Stirred by government accusations that the United States encouraged...
Why Is Turkey Cracking Down on Its Educators?
Following last week's military coup attempt, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdo[196 159 ]an is leading a sweeping crackdown on those suspected of involvement in the suppressed insurrection. Arrests, detentions, suspensions, and dismissals have already affected...
Why US Muslim Leaders Want More Muslims to Vote
A campaign that aims to register one million Muslim voters by November is in full swing, as organizers and volunteers canvass college campuses, bus stations, and gas stations in Muslim neighborhoods across the United States.The "One America" campaign,...
Why Wildlife Officials in Malawi Are Relocating Hundreds of Elephants
The African nation of Malawi is taking an unconventional approach to its animal conservation. In one of the largest scale wildlife relocation projects, 500 of elephants are being relocated to a safer habitat in Nkhotakota Wildlife Reserve.But contrary...
Will the Entire Russian Olympic Team Be Banned from Rio?
The International Olympic Committee is expected to announce by Sunday whether it will ban Russian teams from next month's games in Rio de Janeiro over a doping scandal, according to Russian officials."The issue will be finally resolved by the end of...
Will Verified Twitter Accounts Curb Hate Speech?
If anonymity breeds cruelty online, will verified identities lead to a more civil conversation?Less than 24 hours after "Ghostbusters" star Leslie Jones received a barrage of racist and misogynistic tweets, Twitter has opened the floodgates on applications...
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