This NASA Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) satellite image of the Gulf of Mexico obtained on May 28, 2010 shows the extent of the oil released from the Deepwater Horizon spill. The oil can be seen as a sheen on the water surface. It is especially evident when the angle of the sun's light that is reflected off of the ocean surface is equal to the viewing angle of the satellite - called sunglint.
Japan has received offers of assistance from 14 international organizations and 102 countries (including a number of unexpected aid donors such as embattled Afghanistan and poverty-stricken Cambodia), according to the latest report from the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs. Japan has accepted help, mostly in the form of search and rescue teams, from 15 countries. Here is an overview of some of the help pouring into Japan as it struggles to dig out from Friday’s 9.0-magnitude earthquake and resulting tsunami.
The ability of North Korea to turn the rescue by the South of a boat full of North Koreans into a propaganda coup has surprised observers.
Peter Weir’s 'The Way back' is a harrowing escape story of a gulag survivor.
The first solar eclipse of the year will be a partial one that occurs Tuesday morning.
Which state has more people per square mile than India? Which state saw its smallest population growth in at least a century? The data released Tuesday gives Americans a first look at what Census 2010 is saying about the United States. For example, the US population grew more slowly this past decade – 9.7 percent – than in any decade since the 1930s. Back during the Great Depression, six states lost population. In the first 10 years of the 2000s, only one state was a loser. Do you know which one?
Boston Ballet's community outreach program, CityDance, gives a talented male athlete a life in the arts.
A Christian Science perspective.
San Francisco Giants relief pitcher Brian Wilson pitches to the Texas Rangers in the ninth inning during Game 1 of Major League Baseball's World Series in San Francisco, on Oct. 27.