Veteran satellite watcher Thierry Legault filmed the wayward Russian Phobos-Grunt probe, which was intended to collect soil samples from a Martian moon but is instead heading toward a destructive plunge back to earth.
The 4.0 Ohio earthquake this weekend was a reminder that activities related to hydraulic fracturing, or 'fracking,' can cause seismic faults to shift if not carried out carefully.
The eurozone will be a different place from what it is today, even if EU leaders take the serious steps necessary to tackle the eurozone's debt problem.
12/24/2011 08:00 am
Call this a wish list to publishers. Of course it's true that’s there hardly any major sports star who hasn’t already achieved hardcover immortality a time or two or more. So why check back in with some already familiar sports luminaries? With the passage of time comes fresh perspectives on playing days, teammates, and rivals. And maybe even a little more honesty. So here goes, in no particular order: the Monitor’s Top 10 sports figures we’d put in the publishing on-deck circle.
12/22/2011 08:35 am
Sales of previously owned homes rose in November, gaining for the second month in a row. And home-sales volume is up 12 percent from a year ago, says the National Association of Realtors.
12/21/2011 03:05 pm
Canada's ban follows those of France, Tunisia, Turkey, and Syria, and is meant to ensure that those taking the oath of citizenship are actually reciting the oath.
12/13/2011 01:23 pm
When the Atlanta Thrashers became the Winnipeg Jets over the summer, the move precipitated the biggest NHL realignment in 15 years. The owners' vote Monday aims for a fan-friendly league that emphasizes hockey's old rivalries.
12/06/2011 09:33 am
Patriotism applies to countries, while 'civicism' applies to cities – where more than half the world's population lives. As the world urbanizes, a new class of global cities is competing for the affection of residents and tourists. There are several reasons to welcome this development.
12/01/2011 02:59 pm
The White House released a statement Friday that calls for a speedy transfer to ‘just and inclusive’ civilian rule in Egypt. The statement came as tens of thousands of protesters gathered in Cairo’s Tahrir Square.
11/25/2011 01:22 pm
Is 'I'm good' really a universal American response to 'How are you?'
11/23/2011 08:00 am