The Obama administration has taken a tougher stance after federal officials saw problems at a number of schools. But some say the administration is taking things too far.
Beginning of the end of the world: May 21st is what a California minister (with a considerable following) predicts. Scientists, for their part, consider the sun's 'habitable zone' in calculating when Earth will become toast.
For reasons that are not clear, the huge volcano under Yellowstone National Park has been rising at an unprecedented rate during the past several years. But that doesn't necessarily mean that a massive, doomsday eruption is about to happen, finds a study that manages to put everyone at ease, more or less.
P.D James's latest mystery, Space Station spotting from your backyard, 'Traveling Pants 2' on DVD, and more.