Unusual number of Arctic snowy owls seen in US
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- Snow-white owls with luminous yellow eyes are thrilling bird-watchers as the magnificent birds set up winter residence at airports, fields and beaches far south of their normal Arctic range....
Jamaica scientist launches medical marijuana firm
KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) -- A prominent Jamaican scientist and entrepreneur is launching a company that aims to capitalize on medical marijuana, a growing global industry that he asserted Wednesday could be a boon for the island's chronically limping economy....
Federal study warns of sudden climate change woes
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Hard-to-predict sudden changes to Earth's environment are more worrisome than climate change's bigger but more gradual impacts, a panel of scientists advising the federal government concluded Tuesday....
Hubble Telescope best shot at learning comet fate
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- It's all up to Hubble....
Satellite launched aboard private SpaceX rocket
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- A new communications satellite that has both public and government applications has been launched into space aboard a private rocket....
Strong earthquake hits Indonesia; no casualties
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) -- A strong, shallow earthquake rocked parts of eastern Indonesia early Sunday, but there were no immediate reports of damage or injuries....
China launches first moon rover, the 'Jade Rabbit'
BEIJING (AP) -- China launched its first rover mission to the moon Monday, sending a robotic craft named Jade Rabbit to trundle across the lunar landscape, examine its geology and beam images back to Earth....
In your face, selfie! 'Science' also tops for 2013
NEW YORK (AP) -- Look alive, selfie. There's another word of the year that's not all about you....
Indian craft leaves Earth's orbit on way to Mars
NEW DELHI (AP) -- India's Mars orbiter mission left Earth's sphere of influence early Sunday after performing a maneuver to put it on its way to orbit the red planet....
Do you support raising the minimum wage from $7.25 to $10.10? <More Info>
Fast-food workers in about 100 cities, including Pittsburgh, plan to walk off the job today in their push for higher pay. These strikes are intended to build on a campaign that began about a year ago to call attention to the difficulties of living on the $7.25 an hour minimum wage. President Obama said he would back a Senate measure to raise the federal minimum wage to $10.10.
Do you believe conservation of natural habitats and water resources should be a higher priority than shale gas development, even if that would result in higher energy costs?