A series of recent Arctic drilling setbacks have reignited a debate over drilling for Alaskan oil. Shell says Arctic drilling would be an energy boon, but opponents doubt the feasibility of operating in such harsh conditions.
A solar flare erupted from the sun's surface Tuesday, but the star of the solar storm was something much larger – a coronal mass ejection. It is distorting Earth's magnetic field and will produce the northern lights (and southern lights) tonight.
A woman cries during the funeral of Showkat Ali Khan, a Kashmiri civilian who succumbed to his injuries after a grenade explosion in Srinagar, Kashmir. Police said two civilians, including Khan, and two policemen were injured when suspected militants hurled a hand grenade at a group of policemen who were on patrol.
Scientists studying hibernation discovered that bears' super-slow metabolism may provide clues for treating trauma patients and preparing for spaceflight.
As investigators probe the Deepwater Horizon oil rig accident, it's becoming clearer that human decisions regarding key safety equipment were part of the nation's largest oil spill.
Voters are sizing up the field in the Alaska governor's race. Do they want a break from Sarah Palin's policies, or just her polarizing style?
It's a tiny fraction of the state's operating budget, but Palin supporters insist the cost weighed heavily on the soon-to-be-ex-governor.