Dozens of environmental activists showed up in front of the White House Thursday to get arrested in a peaceful protest against a proposed oil pipeline that would cut across the American Midwest.Organizers said that over the past 10 days, about 800 people have been handcuffed and bused off to a polic
The birth of star is just as traumatic as the birth of a person, only on a much larger scale.For years, astronomers have known that newly formed stars fire powerful beams of gas into space called "protostellar jets."
Steve Jobs stepped down this week as CEO of Apple after running the company for nearly 25 years.The very first Macintosh computer, the iPod audio player and most recently the iPad are just a few of the products Jobs has created that have changed the way millions of people live their lives.As one of
Forecasters don't expect Hurricane Irene to make landfall until Saturday. But for nearly a week now, big-box retailers like Walmart and Home Depot have been getting ready.They've deployed hundreds of trucks carrying everything from plywood to Pop-Tarts to stores in the storm's path.
Biologist Lou Burnett was recently in his car when his cell phone rang. It was a CNN reporter, asking about the fact that his research had been featured in a new report about wasteful government spending.That was news to Burnett, who works at the College of Charleston in South Carolina.
At the new Dinosaur Hall at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles, visitors are greeted with the simulated sound of a dinosaur's roar. Some 300 dinosaur specimens are on display. It's also a hands-on show, with interactive games where kids can become paleontologists.