For a generation of American men, reading Playboy was a cultural rite, an illicit thrill consumed by flashlight. Now every teenage boy has an Internet-connected phone instead.

Ravi Somaiya
Royal Dutch Shell’s drilling rig Noble Discoverer left Alaska’s Dutch Harbor en route for the Pacific Northwest -- with other vessels to follow -- two weeks after the company announced that it was ceasing exploration in Arctic waters.  Laurel Andrews
The Education Department, despite a crackdown against what it calls “bad actors,” continues to hand over tens of millions of dollars every month to for-profit schools that have been accused of predatory behavior, substandard practices or illegal activity.PATRICIA COHEN
The 2004 climate disaster film "The Day After Tomorrow" was widely panned for scientific inaccuracy. But new research shows the film's premise might not be quite as far-fetched as originally thought.Yanan Wang | The Washington Post
The government of Zimbabwe said Monday that it would not call for the extradition of a U.S. dentist involved in the hunt that killed a lion known as Cecil because he had the proper documentation for the hunt.NORIMITSU ONISHI
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration researchers saw the first whale about a week ago off the small island of Niihau near Kauai. A second whale was seen days later near Kauai's Pacific Missile Range Facility.Associated Press
Ecotourism has grown beyond a niche industry to a global cash cow. But a new study indicates that it may be doing more harm than good. A new study says such tourism may be harmful, because it alters the behavior of wild animals.Olivia Lowenberg
Pelted by hailstones and buffeted by an icy wind, Yasser Arslanuk, a 55-year-old Syrian engineer, his wife and two young sons wobbled across the border from Russia into Norway astride bicycles last week, the latest migrants to complete an improbable new route to Europe.Andrew Higgins
British police ended their 24-hour guard outside Ecuador's embassy in London on Monday but said they will still use "overt and covert tactics" in a bid to detain WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.
When Shell announced it would end its entire program in the offshore U.S. Arctic, the hyperbole and finger-pointing began in earnest. But the record shows that much of the blame-placing and credit-taking is based on misunderstandings and myths.Yereth Rosen