A rising share of computer science majors at top schools are women. High-tech jobs offer stability in an uncertain economy.
A new US food safety regimen became law in January. It expands government regulation of growers, but it's not clear Congress will allot enough funds to implement and enforce the law.
Homeownership is supposed to be better for neighborhoods and children than renting a home. But the rent or own debate is not so clear-cut?
A Duke University study finds high methane levels in ground water near where fracking, or hydraulic fracturing, has occurred. Fracking is a controversial practice to extract natural gas from shale.
Cracker-size satellites are to launch with the Space Shuttle Endeavour, advancing efforts to populate the Earth's orbit with tiny 'space-chips.'
Reese Witherspoon and Robert Pattinson form two sides of a love triangle in the Depression-era story 'Water for Elephants,' where the best performance comes from Rosie the elephant.
Forget GDP, say a growing number of cities and nations. Instead, they're measuring happiness and hope to increase it.
Some critics say Wisconsin protests were borderline unconstitutional because they threatened the orderly processes of state government. At issue is an obscure clause in the Constitution.
The National Research Council has just unveiled planetary scientists' space-mission wish-list for the next 10 years. Tight federal budgets will provide the reality check. Here's a sampler of missions the panel recommends NASA undertake this decade.