US government spending on things like education and health care has been largely ineffective over the past 40 years.
10/10/2011 01:00 pm
The 9.0 magnitude earthquake that struck Japan in March was the fifth most powerful earthquake ever recorded. The quake also altered the distribution of the Earth's mass, affecting the pull of gravity near the epicenter.
10/06/2011 05:48 pm
The ALMA radio telescope array set to come on line this week will give astronomers an unprecedented look into areas of the universe obscured from other telescopes – from star nurseries in other galaxies to the black hole at the center of the Milky Way.
10/05/2011 10:09 am
Creation of the Syrian opposition's unity council comes as the US is set to call for a UN resolution to consider further sanctions against Syria if it does not halt the crackdown that has left some 2,700 dead.
10/04/2011 03:01 pm
Peruvian cuisine is becoming a global brand, and its popularity is bringing hundreds of thousands of people to its annual gourmet food festival.
09/30/2011 11:55 am
Today's best stories are a close look at the world's disaffected, from a radicalized Boston youth, to the families of disappeared young men in Indian-held Kashmir, to the protesters marching on Wall Street.
09/30/2011 09:35 am
Fried egg nebula: The European Southern Observatory's Very Large Telescope has spotted a massive yellow hypergiant star surrounded by a dusty double shell, prompting astronomers to think of breakfast.
09/28/2011 06:58 pm
In today's changing economy, it's no longer true that you get out what you put in
09/21/2011 05:00 pm
Investigators searching for the cause of Friday's crash at the Reno Air Races are focusing on a critical part that may have failed. Whatever the cause, the future of the popular air races is in question.
09/18/2011 05:19 pm
Peruvian cooking boasts a unique fusion of Spanish, Chinese, Japanese, Italian, African, Andean, and native American influences.
09/16/2011 05:00 pm