Scotch Whisky's Grand Cru: Islay :: In the hills and glens of Scotland, Britain produces one of the most beguiling beverages in the world: Scotch whisky. Columnist Will Lyons looks at the Island of Islay, home to eight active distilleries.
The Brain: The Mystery of Consciousness :: You exist, right? Prove it. How 100 billion jabbering neurons create the knowledge--or illusion--that you're here
Garry Kasparov: When Putin's Thugs Came for Me :: I was dragged away Friday by a group of police—in fact carried away with one on each arm and leg.
School in August Gets Low Grades :: A move by some districts to reopen before Labor Day is angering parents, students and businesses.
Communities Fight to Break Cycle of Killing :: Communities across the U.S. are battling an intractable problem: the persistent killing of young black men by other young black men.
Apple Warns Customers to be Cautious of SMS After 'Flaw' Cited - PCWorld :: http://www.pcworld.com/article/261096/apple_warns_customers_to_be_cautious_of_sms_after_flaw_cited.html
Manx Grand Prix practice halted by marshal shortage - BBC News :: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-isle-of-man-19311059
Is the U.S. Headed Toward Bankruptcy? :: http://feeds.abcnews.com/click.phdo?i
Forget the Web, Start-Ups Get Real :: As the frenzy over new Web companies like Facebook and Zynga fades, long-shunned consumer-electronics makers are finding new life in Silicon Valley.
The Panic Over Fukushima :: Japan's nuclear accident was a great human tragedy, but its long-term health effects have been exaggerated—and the virtues of nuclear power remain, writes Richard Muller.
Spouse's Treasure Is Other's Trash :: Moving seemed like the perfect time to get rid of all our junk. The problem: We didn't agree on what was junk.
In Syrian Village, a Sheik's Word Is Law :: Syrian rebel commander Sheikh Tawfeeq Shehab Eddin represents one of the many makeshift governments springing up in villages across Aleppo province's countryside.
'Baywatch Babe Goes Hunting for Noah's Ark' :: http://feeds.abcnews.com/click.phdo?i�33e5e10bd21fe3e052809b7e17f2b8
Sunday Observer: As Woody Guthrie Turns 100, We Protest Too Little :: The American folk hero Woody Guthrie will be honored at the Kennedy Center, but rabble-rousing, not respectability, was his goal.
College Students Need Money Management Lessons, Too :: Begin by helping your child identify all of his or her school costs (tuition, room and board, books) and living expenses (car insurance, gas, parking). Don't forget discretionary items like restaurant tabs and concert tickets.
The 10 Greatest Books of All Time :: What are they? A new book tries to settle it once and for all.
Investment Moves to Make Now :: The risks are out there. But the markets have remained surprisingly strong. Here are some ideas on how to successfully navigate the rest of 2012.
Take Monday Off: Quebec City :: This buzzing French-inflected Canadian city blends the best of old and new, with industrial-chic hotels and historic battlefields, bacon-infused cocktails and classic cafes.
Davies and Antolin: Paul Ryan's Catholicism and the Poor :: Acts coerced by government, no matter how beneficial or well-intentioned, cannot be moral.
The Good, the Bad and the Crowdfunded :: Kickstarter has empowered armchair inventors to make things we really needed—and some we could live without.
New Images From the Mars Rover :: NASA's rover Curiosity continues to send back photographs from Mars.
Guy Sorman: Why Europe Will Rise Again :: France's foremost free-market economist says that Europe's leaders won't let the euro fail, and the EU will save France from the French.
SEC Shuts Down ZeekRewards as Scam :: The SEC said it has shut down a $600 million online Ponzi and pyramid scheme that was on the verge of collapse and had raised money from more than one million Internet customers.
Does the Handicap System Need a Makeover? :: Why the U.S. version leads to slow play—and may also be less fun.
Time, CNN Suspend Columnist Zakaria :: Both Time magazine and CNN have suspended columnist Fareed Zakaria following the revelation of similarities between his recent writing for both news organizations on gun control and another reporter's writing in the New Yorker.
Spain Seeks ECB Commitment :: Spain would like to see the ECB commit to massive, open-ended sovereign-debt purchases before it asks for help financing itself, as expectations mount that the country will ask for a new bailout.
Chinese Protest Island Landing :: A landing by Japanese activists on an island claimed by Japan, China and Taiwan sparked anti-Japanese protests across China, as tensions continued to rise in a pair of territorial spats roiling relations in East Asia.
Dutch Far-Left Leader Warns on Cuts :: The front-runner ahead of the Dutch general elections warned that a single-minded focus on austerity is crippling the country's economy and could unravel the euro zone.
If Only They Had Listened :: Ryan was a voice for Fannie Mae reform while Obama opposed it.
Syria's Assad makes rare appearance for Eid prayers - Reuters Canada :: http://ca.reuters.com/article/topNews/idCABRE8610SH20120819