Another Food Pyramid
After years of the traditional food pyramid gracing the walls of every classroom in the country, the USDA has now decided that the pyramids should be customized to fit a persons age, sex, and activity level. Learn what they say you should now be eating, and find your personalized food pyramid.
Oct 15, 2012, 12:11 PST
Swine Flu Pandemic
The swine flu has officially reached the United States with recent cases quickly adding up, as the CDC confirms each one in California, New York, Ohio, Kansas and Texas.
Apr 28, 2009, 05:11 PST
Dalai Lama In Exile For 50 Years
As of March 17th, 2009 the Dalai Lama has been in exile from Tibet for 50 years.
Mar 23, 2009, 18:59 PST
Space trash the size of a refrigerator that was expelled from the International Space Station came crashing down and burned up over the ocean in November 2008. Large quantities of debris from various space voyages have made travel in space hazardous, and increased the likelihood of some of the jettisoned materials to become a hazard on the ground as well.
Mar 23, 2009, 00:20 PST
Science Is Making A Comeback
Reversing the precedents set during the Bush years, President Obama has freed up scientific inquiries into stem cell research.
Mar 22, 2009, 23:14 PST
The Lynch Mob
During the second week of March, Congress approved a bill to tax any bonuses taken by employees of companies, like AIG, who take any of the taxpayer bail-out money.
|Nate Beeler, The Washington Examiner|
Mar 22, 2009, 22:23 PST
The Pope Against Condoms
Throughout the past century the Catholic Church has repeatedly come out against using protection during sex, and Pope Benedict XVI has recently reiterated his stance on this topic.
Mar 22, 2009, 17:40 PST
The 56th Presidential Inauguration of the President of The US
On Tuesday, January 20, 2009, Barack Obama took his oath of office as President of the United States, going down in the history books as the first Black President of the United States of America.
Jan 19, 2009, 22:03 PST
$25 Billion Salvage Plan for the Big 3 Auto Companies
GM, Ford, and Chrysler have gone to Washington to ask for $25 Billion (yes billion with a capital B) in loans to rescue their companies, and approximately one million related jobs.
Nov 27, 2008, 13:02 PST
The Amazing Wall Street Bailout Trick
A $700 trillion bailout of the financial industry is currently still in question. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson insists that the bailout is necessary to keep the US economy from plummeting into a Depression.
Nov 27, 2008, 12:42 PST
On Thursday, November 27, 2008, as people throughout the United States were giving thanks, brutal terrorist attacks were carried out in the heavily tourist area of Mumbai, India.
Nov 27, 2008, 11:22 PST
A Historic Presidential Election
On November 4th, 2008, Barack Obama was elected as the first black president of the United States.
Nov 4, 2008, 22:43 PST
How the Electoral College Works
The current workings of the Electoral College are the result of both design and experience. Find out how it works...
Nov 4, 2008, 22:07 PST
Why Your Vote Counts
You may ask yourself, "Does my one vote really matter?" It's time to do the math....
Oct 17, 2008, 12:27 PST
Contaminated Chinese Baby Milk Formula
Less than a year after thousands of pets in the US were sickened, and in some cases died, from Chinese pet food that was contaminated by the addition of melamine, thousands of babies are now suffering the same fate in China and other Asian countries from similarly tainted baby milk formula in China.
Oct 15, 2008, 20:11 PST
The Presidential Debates
Senator McCain and Senator Obama faced off on their first Presidential debate on September 26, 2008, with political analysts opining that neither candidate dominated as a clear winner. The stakes are high in a Presidential race with so many undecided voters.
Oct 15, 2008, 19:52 PST
Sarah Palin Unscripted
Since the two Vice President candidates declared their candidacies, there has been a marked difference between how accessible they have been to the press. According to a recent piece on NPR, Joseph Biden has done well over 70 interviews, whereas, Sarah Palin has done just three.
Oct 15, 2008, 19:50 PST
China's First Spacewalk
On Saturday, September 27, 2008, Mission Commander Zhai Zhigang became the first Chinese astronaut to walk in space, representing only the fourth country in history to do so, the others being the USA, Canada and Russia.
Oct 15, 2008, 19:45 PST
The Amazing Wall Street Bailout Trick
A look at the $700 trillion bailout of the financial industry, and the questions surrounding the deal.
Sep 26, 2008, 10:06 PST
The Big One
Since the beginning of 2008, there have already been nine "special" seismic events around the world. Ranging from a magnitude 5.2 in Illinois to a magnitude 7.9 in Eastern Sichuan, China.
May 26, 2008, 06:08 PST
Aid to Myanmar
Myanmar, formerly known as Burma, was devastated by a cyclone in May, 2008. Aid workers have been denied access to the areas thereby slowing assistance and endangering lives.
May 25, 2008, 21:25 PST
Already causing people to cut back on their time in the car, the price of gas has risen to the point where it is causing an all out financial crisis for many people.
May 7, 2008, 21:42 PST
May 9th is the anniversary of Sigmund Freud's birth. He is commonly referred to as "the father of psychology" and his concepts of the id, ego, and superego forever changed the way we look at ourselves.
Apr 16, 2008, 20:35 PST
What is a Caucus
If you’re trying to figure out what a caucus is, you’re probably not the only one. It turns out that a caucus is simply a group of people who gather to discuss a common interest.
Apr 16, 2008, 20:29 PST
Super Delegates - The Ultimate Voting Power
Super delegates have been in the news because neither of the Democratic candidates have acquired enough delegates to clearly take the nomination. So what are super delegates?
Apr 16, 2008, 20:13 PST
Subprime Mortgage Meltdown
Subprime mortgages are loans made to borrowers who are perceived to have high credit risk, often because they lack a strong credit history or have other characteristics that are associated with high probabilities of default.
Jan 24, 2008, 08:20 PST
The Political Candidates and Their Stands on the Environment
Where do the leading presidential candidates stand on the issue of climate change and other environmental issues?
Jan 7, 2008, 09:51 PST
Take a look at the history, trivia, and recipes that are related to the historic Christmas treat: fruitcake.
Dec 27, 2007, 07:17 PST
Fire in Vice President Cheney's Offices
A fire broke out on December 19, 2007 in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building where Vice President Cheney has a set of ceremonial offices.
Dec 20, 2007, 15:49 PST
Gillian Gibbons and The Infidel Bear, Mohammed
November 2007, a UK teacher working in a school in the Sudan was arrested for blasphemy after complaints were filed over her naming a school teddy bear Mohammed.
Dec 20, 2007, 15:42 PST
State Education Boards and Evolution
The Institute for Creation Research in Dallas requested permission from the Texas State Board of Education to offer a Master's degree in science education. The evolution storm rages on...
Dec 20, 2007, 15:38 PST
The Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007
The signing of the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 on Wednesday, December 19th, 2007 gave the ethanol business a huge boost. The new law calls for a six-fold increase in ethanol production, the majority of which is corn based production in the US.
Dec 20, 2007, 15:35 PST
Omnibus Budget Bill Overflowing With Special Interest Earmarks
Congress approved a $555 billion the Omnibus Budget Bill by a vote of 272-142 Wednesday evening, December 19, 2007.
Dec 20, 2007, 12:27 PST
As many as a million people were forced to evacuate their homes as wildfires ravaged California from Castaic to San Diego.
Nov 4, 2007, 23:58 PST
State of Emergency
General Musharraf suspended the constitution and civil rights in Pakistan and arrested 400 to 500 people to prevent protests.
Nov 4, 2007, 23:15 PST
Measly Corporate Severance Packages
Merrill Lynch was almost destroyed by its latest CEO. The company was forced to take an $8 Billion (yes Billion with a capital B) write-down after its CEO Stan O'Neal lead the company down a disastrous path in the mortgage markets. But does the CEO pay a price for his horrific business decisions and the damage done to the company? No, he's rewarded for them.
Nov 4, 2007, 22:25 PST
Bee Colony Collapse Disorder
Bee keepers across the country have been perplexed by the disappearance of their bees. Opening up their hives, they have encountered missing colonies and empty hives with no real explanations forthcoming. The bees have simply disappeared.
Nov 4, 2007, 21:15 PST
Tour de Farce: Doping Scandals in the Tour de France
Once again the Tour de France is foundering under the weight of doping scandals. Italian rider Cristian Moreni was cited for doping. While Alexander Vinokourov was banned for two years for using a blood transfusion to enhance his performance.
Aug 6, 2007, 03:12 PST
Presidential Approval Rating at 28%
President George W. Bush seems to have the uncanny ability to ignore the fact that he has the lowest presidential approval rating of any president in recent memory. Is he selling out the delegates in his party by not working to change this?
May 10, 2007, 08:55 PST
Virginia Tech Massacre
April 16th brought the horrific news that 32 lives had been taken by a gunman that went on a rampage at Virginia Tech. The loss of life was unprecedented.
Apr 17, 2007, 22:24 PST