tools

  • April 19, 2013  

    Sophisticated technology and crowdsourcing have helped police and the public work together in identifying the suspects in the Boston bombing. But some of the theories posited online have targeted innocent people. Ray Suarez interviews former deputy homeland security adviser Richard Falkenrath and Will Oremus of Slate. Continue reading

  • April 12, 2011   BY Paul Solman  

    Tax day is breathing down our necks: just under one week left to file. And that’s including this year’s three-day extension; tax day bumped from the traditional April 15th to the 18th, since D.C. government workers have the day off … Continue reading

  • April 12, 2011   BY Paul Solman  

    Tax day is breathing down our necks: just under one week left to file. And that’s including this year’s three-day extension; tax day bumped from the traditional April 15th to the 18th since DC government workers are off Friday (the … Continue reading

  • March 22, 2011   BY Paul Solman  

    By Elizabeth Shell Just in time for tax season: a tax receipt calculator that shows you how the U.S. federal government spends your taxes. It’s easy to use: just enter your federal tax amount for 2010 and press ‘calculate receipt.’ … Continue reading

  • March 8, 2011   BY Paul Solman  

    You may have noticed that gas prices are up rather dramatically, in tandem with the drama in the Middle East and North Africa. No coincidence, obviously. The fear of supply disruptions, sabotaged wells, turmoil in general, has driven up the … Continue reading

  • February 2, 2011   BY Paul Solman  

    A warning to those expecting EVs (electric vehicles) to clog the roadways anytime soon, or even to meet President Obama’s stated goal of one million by 2015: it’s not likely to happen, despite the fact that the U.S. has as … Continue reading

  • February 1, 2011   BY Paul Solman  

    Today’s Tool$ We Use features three on the carbon emissions you generate by driving, with a bonus Global Warming video attached for your viewing discomfort. On the broadcast Monday: a story about electric cars, with a focus on GM’s Chevy … Continue reading

  • November 30, 2010   BY Paul Solman  

    Today’s Tool$ Tuesday is another look at how the tax cuts might be implemented. This Bush Tax Cut tool comes by way of the Tax Policy Center, a much-appreciated think tank in today’s hyper-polarized environment.

  • November 30, 2010   BY Paul Solman  

    Today’s Tool$ Tuesday is another look at how the tax cuts might be implemented. This Bush Tax Cut tool comes by way of the Tax Policy Center, a much-appreciated think tank in today’s hyper-polarized environment.

  • January 23, 1997  

    Some tools that are 2.5 million years old were found in Ethiopia by a group of scientists from Rutgers University and reported on in the journal Nature. Here to tell us about it is Richard Potts, director of the Human Origins program at the Smithsonian Institution. Continue reading