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  • Life on Mars? NASA wants Martian rocks to find clues

    Life on Mars? NASA wants Martian rocks to find clues

    NASA discusses trip to Mars to bring back rock and soil samples back to Earth. Here, they could be analyzed for fossilized traces of alien bacteria.

  • Gallery Notable women in US politics

    Alaskan Gov. Sarah Palin became the first woman governor of her state in December 2006. Palin was selected by John McCain as the vice presidential candidate – only the second woman in the US to be selected for that post. After the 2008 election, Palin announced in July 2009 that she would resign her post as governor of Alaska and would not run for reelection in 2010. Palin released her memoir, 'Going Rogue: An American Life,' in November 2009. The former governor and vice-presidential candidate has since formed a political action committee, SarahPAC, and in February 2010 appeared as the keynote speaker at the inaugural 'tea party' convention in Nashville, Tenn.

  • Veteran film critic Roger Ebert, Jim Carrey win Webby awards

    Veteran film critic Roger Ebert, Jim Carrey win Webby awards

    It was announced Tuesday that longtime film critic Roger Ebert has been selected for a 'Webby' award, recognizing his work in online journalism. Actor and comedian Jim Carrey was also selected for a 'Webby.'

  • How to Cool the Planet

    How to Cool the Planet

    Strong journalistic skills make this assessment of geoengineering lively, intelligent, and even humorous.

  • Gallery NFL DRAFT: No. 1 draft picks that made the Pro Football Hall of Fame

    1945: Charley Trippi was a University of Georgia halfback drafted by the Chicago Cardinals. The prize catch in a bidding war between the NFL and the All-America Football Conference, which led to his signing a four-year $100,000 contract with the Chicago Cardinals (the precursors of today's Arizona Cardinals). … During the course of his NFL career, he switched from halfback to quarterback and back to halfback, before finishing as a defensive player. … Turned in a sensational performance in the 1947 championship game, rushing for 206 rushing yards while wearing sneakers for better traction on a frozen field. The 28-21 victory over Philadelphia marked the only time the Cardinals ever won an NFL title.

  • Supreme Court sharply divided on Christian student group case

    Supreme Court sharply divided on Christian student group case

    The Supreme Court heard arguments Monday in the case of a Christian student group that required members to denounce homosexuality. The court appeared split.

  • Twitter hits Library of Congress: Would Founding Fathers tweet?

    The Vote Twitter hits Library of Congress: Would Founding Fathers tweet?

    The Library of Congress plan to archive all communication on Twitter has us wondering how history would sound if Twitter had been around in 1776.

  • Global Viewpoint Does the Obama nuclear strategy put the US at risk?

    Former Secretary of State George Shultz, a Republican, defends Obama’s nuclear strategy and discusses his vision of a world without nukes.

  • War on internships: Should unpaid internships be regulated?

    The Circle Bastiat War on internships: Should unpaid internships be regulated?

    With high unemployment among young people – twice the national average – this is a bad time to begin exploring regulation of unpaid internships.

  • Nuclear weapons: Is full disarmament possible?

    Nuclear weapons: Is full disarmament possible?

    As world leaders convene in Washington for a summit on halting the spread of nuclear weapons, a global debate is rising on the merits – and feasibility – of total nuclear disarmament.