By the end of this month, astronomers expect to have found 500 planets beyond our solar system. The current count is 494, including one that may be inhabitable by humans.
Kentucky Republican Senate candidate Rand Paul appears with his father, Rep. Ron Paul (R) of Texas, during a campaign event in Erlanger, Ky., on Oct. 2.
Stephen Colbert says that the 'Democrats' self-loathing has gotten so bad they've changed their symbol ... to Eeyore eating a whole chocolate cheesecake.'
Vice President Joe Biden said Monday that the Democratic Party base should 'stop whining.' But infighting isn't the Democrats' problem this election cycle. It's lack of enthusiasm.
'You can't sit it out,' President Obama told student journalists on Monday, speaking of the midterm election. He and Vice President Biden will visit college campuses Tuesday to rally student voters.
US issues emergency order to suppress coal dust blasts. Probes of the Upper Big Branch coal mining disaster, which killed 29 people in April, are focusing on coal dust as the likely culprit.
Chocolate genome may hold secrets for better sweets. That's why Mars and Hershey have spent millions to crack the code.
Chilean miners trapped under Chile's Atacama Desert will have been stuck underground longer than any others in memory — taxing authorities Thursday with unique challenges on coaxing them and their families through the ordeal.
To prevent terrorist attacks emanating from failed states, Defense Secretary Robert Gates urges US support for militaries of troubled nations. But that argument can lead to an embrace of repressive regimes and endless foreign adventures – and it ignores the crucial link between democracy and stability.