"Star Trek" fans, rejoice.
Some wonder if President Obama prefers to be in campaign mode rather than tending the home fires -- or putting them out, anyway -- in the nation's capital. There could be truth to that notion this week.
Pluto may have been kicked out of the planet club, but it has gained yet another companion.
A Canadian amateur astronomer has named an asteroid he discovered after U.S. gay rights pioneer Frank Kameny, who died last year in Washington.
Reports of imminent climatic catastrophes are turning out to be rather anticlimactic. That's because rather than heating up to life-threatening levels, new scientific findings indicate it's more likely the Earth will cool in coming years. That's bad news for a global-warming industry heavily invested in a sultry forecast.