Oct. 2010 – Aug. 2012: Year of the Solar System

To mark an unprecedented flurry of exploration which is about to begin, NASA announced today that the coming year will be "The Year of the Solar System"

Billions at Risk of ‘Water Insecurity’

About 80% of the world's population lives in areas where the fresh water supply is not secure, according to a new global analysis.

Earth-like exoplanet ‘could have life’

Astronomers have detected an Earth-like exoplanet that may have just the right kind of conditions to support life.

Massive solar flare ‘could paralyze Earth in 2013’

A massive solar flare could cause global chaos in 2013, causing blackouts and wrecking satellite communications, a conference heard last week. Nasa has warned that a peak in the sun's...

WTO workshop helps officials use intellectual property for health

Twenty-four developing-country officials took part on 21—24 September 2010 in the sixth workshop designed to help their countries make use of flexibilities in the WTO intellectual property agreement in the area of pharmaceuticals.

The Rapid Melt-Away of the Arctic Ice Cap Facilitates the First North Pole Circumnavigation

The opening of the both the North West Passage and the North East Passage is a very recent development in the Arctic. Back in the 19th century these sea passages were always clogged...

Shoot the Sacred Cows!

Noted personal finance author Dave Ramsey, host of a globally syndicated daily radio program and host of a nightly Fox Business Channel program that teaches people how to become debt free, offers his views on the so-called "sacred cows" of business.

How to detect DECEPTION with Science

This should help you in detecting warning signs that suggest deception. In our day and age, we are bombarded with public relations, image and branding, which is full of half-truths. Lie is a lie. However, this dense physical 'world' has even managed to make money off it. It is a true sign of how very low frequency we have become. We have thrown out decency, ethics, respect and love for ourselves. Bottom line: We have prostituted our Selves and this planet, all for the mighty MONEY, FLEETING STATUS SYMBOLS and POWER. We have a lot of cleaning up to do in sorting what is TRUTH, half-truth and what is blatant LIE.

Obama Heads To Atlanta, But Democrats Flee?

President Obama makes his first Atlanta appearence since his inauguration Monday. If you think this will be a time for Democrats running for office to rally around the cheif executive, you probably haven't been following the campaigns this summer.

Who owns the rights to the melting Arctic?

Still, the hope for a Northwest Passage lingers and has become central to a key international debate heating up over the Arctic north. If climate change and global warming are real -- and there's currently little doubt over that-then it stands to reason that the ice covering Arctic waterways will decrease in coming decades, presenting fewer navigational problems for shipping. If the ice recedes -- and few experts expect it will do so year-round-cargo shipping times and distances could, the thinking goes, be cut: A 12,400-mile voyage from Japan to England by way of the Panama Canal could be shortened to less than 8,700 miles using the Northwest Passage, saving 14 days and costs.

NAFTA: Learning to Love Thy Neighbor

Trade between the United States and its two closest neighbors has accelerated under NAFTA. But there are still some rough patches to work out between the three countries.

Obama’s Oath do-over

Chief Justice John Roberts delivered the oath to Obama on Wednesday night at the White House — a rare do-over. The surprise moment came in response to Tuesday's much-noticed stumble, when Roberts got the words of the oath a little off, which prompted Obama to do so, too.