As the US tries to set a global example by reducing fossil fuel use at home, US energy companies are sending more dirty fuels than ever abroad. This fossil fuel trade, which has soared under President Obama, threatens to undermine his strategy to reduce the gases blamed for global warming.
A federal judge released a decision Saturday that the Washington D.C. ban on carrying handguns outside the home is unconstitutional. Effectively immediately, registered D.C. gun owners may carry a firearm in public.
The Obama administration's decision to allow energy companies to conduct sonic testing along the East Coast renews the fierce debate pitting protection of marine life against the goal of energy security.
NASA's next-generation telescopes will be better able to scan the cosmos for signatures of life on habitable worlds. But alien life doesn't necessarily mean intelligent – or even multicellular – beings.