International climate negotiations collapsed in December 2009 in Copenhagen (soon dubbed "Flopnhagen") - and the just-completed round in Cancun, Mexico, achieved little. Basically, the public no longer trusts the science being dispensed by the United Nations. Also, major developing countries, including China and India, refuse to sacrifice economic growth for an uncertain goal.
A doctor testifying on behalf of "Octomom" Nadya Suleman's fertility doctor repeatedly defended the in-vitro treatments she received, saying they were appropriate considering her impaired fertility and desire for a very large family.
Do you remember how the "cash for clunkers" program boosted new-car sales in 2009 by giving money to car buyers? In July and August of last year, the program generated an additional 360,000 car purchases in the U.S.
Democratic candidates are the chief recipients of campaign contributions from educators during this year's midterm elections, as shown by a report published Wednesday by the Center for Responsive Politics (CRP).
With the nation suffering from high unemployment, tepid growth and low confidence, President Obama on Friday made a bold change - he slightly rearranged his economic team. Austan D. Goolsbee, who has been at Mr. Obama's side since his 2004 Senate campaign, now heads the Council of Economic Advisers. Mr. Goolsbee replaced Christina Romer, who once again is teaching at the University of California at Berkeley.
Utilities across the country are building dozens of old-style coal plants that will cement the industry's standing as the largest industrial source of greenhouse gases for years to come.
When Garrett Gilbert's big moment came, he nearly panicked.
In the wake of "Climategate," in which a series of leaked e-mails among prominent climate scientists showed concerted efforts to silence competing researchers and manipulate the peer-review process, one would think scientists as a group would be increasingly cognizant of the tone and content of their communications. But at least one well-known scientist seems to be exactly the opposite.
Dozens of blogs by some of China's most outspoken users have been abruptly shut down while popular Twitter-like services appear to be the newest target in government efforts to control social networking.