Scaling back Bush's promised manned moon landing left Obama in the cold of deep space, but now compromises are being made with NASA.
A volcanologist speaks with Scientific American about the rare case of Iceland's disruptive volcanic eruption and how long it might last.
A columnist at Bloomberg News cannot see how Goldman Sachs will escape its SEC fraud charges or rebuild its tarnished reputation.
The Palestinian Authority is boycotting goods sold in new Israeli settlements, but the new policy is merely a cosmetic change, writes one Guardian contributor.
Oceanic absorption of CO2 is good for the air but turns the water acidic branding it climate change's "evil twin".
Steve Chapman of the Chicago Tribune writes that non-physicians, like nurse practitioners, should be given more authority to treat patients.
Aerosol pollution has sharply declined since the '80s, but its removal from the air will increase the rate of global warming.
Clicking "Like" on a Facebook page won't meet the challenges that face our times, quips an editorial in The Christian Science Monitor.
Columnist Gail Collins asks what makes us prefer lawyers as politicians even though the story often ends the same way: with failure.
Tim Rutten at The Los Angeles Times writes that the Tea Party has no manifesto as such and is only the rebranding of the "Angry While Male".
Generation Y's selfish desire for instant gratification has created political apathy and kept them from even the simplest gesture of completing the census form.
Garrison Keillor writes that plain and simple virtues like honesty and modesty are considered naive in politics but are still crucial to a peaceful earthly existence.
Bill Clinton compares today's anti-government rallies to the nation's attitude during his Presidency at the time of the Oklahoma City bombing.
New research finds that our brains do best deciding between two options and that men and women are equally ill-suited for multitasking.
The Catholic Church's inability to find a satisfactory answer to its sex abuse scandal is a result of the Church's Romanic political structure.