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Genetic Engineering For Agriculture Has Bright Future

4 hours agoHumor / odd : FuturePundit

See this Newsweek article on how genetic modification could end world hunger. That's probably excessively optimistic as long as sub-Saharan Africa's fertility rate remains above 5. However, in large parts of the world big boosts in farm...Show More Summary

The ABIM, Its Finances, and the Great Collusion

4 hours agoIndustries / Medical : Dr. Wes

Yesterday, Newsweek Pulitzer-prize finalist and reporter Kurt Eichenwald pulled back the curtain on the Great and Powerful Oz of medical credentialing, the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) when he meticulously dissected the organization's most recent financials. Show More Summary

A Listener’s Guide to the Grateful Dead

The Grateful Dead celebrates 50 years of performing this summer with a series of concerts in July. To mark this anniversary, Newsweek's Special Editions looked back through  the archives for articles on the band.  In the wave of Grateful...Show More Summary

Thanks Robin!

A little over 30 years ago I happened to be reading Newsweek magazine. When I reached the back page, there read the headline "Strike Out Little League" by Robin Roberts. Robin Roberts was a Major League Baseball starting pitcher who pitched primarily for the Philadelphia Phillies (1948-61). Show More Summary

Bernie Sanders can't win: Why the press loves to hate underdogs

On the eve of the 1948 presidential election, Newsweek asked the 50 reporters on President Truman’s campaign train to forecast the winner. To a man they went the way the Chicago Tribune infamously would on election night: "Dewey defeats Truman." Lay historians will recall that not only did Truman defeat Dewey; he clobbered him. Sorting out how the media got...

Nintendo Just Hired Bowser

Newsweek is not in the habit of chronicling corporate hires at Nintendo of America, but here's a special one: Nintendo just hired Bowser. Doug Bowser, to be precise, who joins the corporation with a surname that's already well-knownShow More Summary

Here Comes Newsweek’s Ninth International Edition

Earlier this year, Newsweek EIC Jim Impoco told Keith J. Kelly that the magazine was “in the black.” Although he would reveal the specific amount or time frame, he characterized it as six figures. Now, there is another impressive figure to make note of. Show More Summary

B.B. King: 'Blues Isn't Dirty, It's American Music'

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Newsweek profiled the late blues guitarist B.B. King, who died this week at 89, as he rose to national fame in 1968.  Although its form is rigid and its words are old, the blues has an uncanny knack of enlisting new apostles to sing its praises and convert fresh audiences. Show More Summary

RD Recap: Changes at Mother Jones; New Hires at Newsweek

Former New York Times executive Denise Warren finds a new home at Tribune Publishing, where she’ll be president of digital, CEO of East Coast publishing and an executive vice president. She left the paper of record in October, after 26 years there. Show More Summary

The Royal Baby Gifts

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This article appears in Newsweek's special edition, Princess Charlotte, by Issue Editor Lesley Savage. James Whatling/Splash News/Corbis. Digital imaging by Eric Heintz

Cover Battle: Newsweek or Harper’s Bazaar

Welcome back to another edition of FishbowlNY’s weekly Cover Battle. This round we have Newsweek taking on Harper’s Bazaar. Newsweek’s latest asks if perhaps there is more to Hillary Clinton than Benghazi. Of course there isn’t, butShow More Summary

Amtrak Passenger: We Were 'Flying' Into the Air

Amid shattered glass, blood, discombobulation and his own injuries, 24-year-old passenger Zach Feldman managed to help those around him aboard the Amtrak train that derailed Tuesday night. The Brooklyn resident tells Newsweek he remembers working on his laptop and drinking a beer in the cafe car when suddenly the train swerved off the track. Show More Summary

Newsweek Adds Nine

Newsweek has expanded its team by nine. Details are below. John Seeley joins as weekend editor. He previously worked at The Wall Street Journal, where he launched and edited the Greater New York section. Cady Drell has been named culture editor. Show More Summary

Amish Romance Novels: Is That Even A Thing?

Tyrades! By Danny Tyree I had never really thought about such books existing, but the May 8 “Newsweek” reports that Amish romance novels are big business, accounting for as much as half of the inspirational fiction market and involving...Show More Summary

George Zimmerman Shot At; Big Media Reports: “George Zimmerman Involved in Another Shooting”

U.S. News and World Report: George Zimmerman Involved in Shooting in Florida CNN: Police: George Zimmerman involved in Florida shooting NEWSWEEK: Reports: George Zimmerman Involved in Another Florida Shooting TIME: George Zimmerman Involved...Show More Summary

Inside Forbes: Can You Spot the Native Ad From the Story?

The year was 1985: As a senior editor at Newsweek, I would always need charts and graphs for editorial features -- sometimes a page or two of them for a cover story. We'd scramble to find a credible source with the right data. Brokerage and research firms fit the bill, as [...]

The Military Leaders Who Led the Allies

These World War II masterminds led the troops and hatched the tactics that kept the Allies surging forward.  These images appear in the Newsweek special edition, V-E Day, by Issue Editor Tim Baker of Topix Media Lab. Hulton-Deutsch Collection/CORBIS. Digital Colorization by Lorna Clark.

Down With Mother's Day

This article was originally published in the May 14, 1990, issue of Newsweek, as a "My Turn" essay. Mother's Day has got to go. Perhaps you oughtn't publish this the week of Mother's Day. Perhaps the week after, so people will have gotten...Show More Summary

'Stop in the Name of Love': U2, Profiled in 1984

In late 1984, Newsweek contributor Jim Miller profiled a young, rising Irish band called U2. The group was then promoting its fourth album, The Unforgettable Fire—and first tasting international stardom. "To many fans," Miller noted,...Show More Summary

When the Nazis Steamrolled Europe

From“Vanquished to Vassals: 20 Nations Gobbled Up By Nazis,”published in Newsweek September 7, 1942. No man in his sober senses had any right to be surprised by the outbreak of war on September 1, 1939. The doctrines of Hitler had not...Show More Summary

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