SETI has temporarily halted one of its chief alien-hunting tools, the Allen Telescope Array, citing lack of funding.
The GOP-led House, determined to trim spending and emboldened by NPR's recent black eyes, voted Thursday to end NPR's federal funding. Under the bill, no public radio stations could use taxpayer dollars to buy NPR programs.
The Dow average rose 59 points on Friday, but was down 1 percent for the week.
Flames rise from houses and debris half submerged by a tsunami in Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture, on March 11.
If Congress pares back funding for NPR, small stations will be hit the hardest, so many are already looking for ways to survive if the worst happens.
Steve Jobs was one of 12 tech-industry leaders to talk with Obama about spurring US innovation. Steve Jobs has been the focus of rumors of ill-health.
Laurie Marker cuts down thorn bushes and gets farmers to change from herding dogs to guard dogs to protect cheetahs.
For years researchers have watched plants and animals migrate to cooler quarters in response to global warming. But a new study suggests some plants are moving downhill, drawn by increased precipitation.