In Canada, where hockey isn’t so much a sport as a way of life, the hockey tournament is being billed by some as the Olympic event to watch. Look for a strong Canadian men's team and a resurgent US women's team.
Watch for the Korean and Chinese powerhouses to turn in more stellar performances, and for the return of American favorite Apolo Anton Ohno. After the 2006 Torino Olympics, Anton Ohno will be looking to defend his Olympic gold medal in the 500m and upgrade his bronze in the 1,000m.
Toyota's mounting recall woes show the downside of worldwide supply chains.
A Swiss Saint Bernard sleeps on the floor at the Hund 2010 Dog Exhibition in Winterthur, Switzerland, on Friday.
A periodic climate phenomenon, El Nino has prompted storms to smack southern California this week rather than the Pacific Northwest. But Indonesia and parts of Australia are also affected, except they're too dry.
Scientists discover that the Sierra Nevada mountains in California reached their current height 50 million years ago, 30 million years earlier than previously thought.
A portion of Oregon's federal stimulus money is being used to create the world's largest 'living wall.'
For the first time since records have been kept, the number of instances in which aircraft hit birds or other wildlife could top 10,000 for 2009. Increasingly, pilots worry about 'feathered bullets'.
The same earthquake fault that lies under Haiti also runs through the Dominican Republic. Geologists warn that the Haiti quake – at the Enriquilla-Plantain Garden Fault – may have added strain elsewhere and more quakes are possible.