Watching Meteors From the Space Station

Astronaut Ron Garan, Expedition 28 flight engineer, tweeted this image from the International Space Station in August, 2011 with the following caption: “What a `Shooting Star’ looks like from space, taken yesterday during Perseid Meteor Shower.” A special camera to…

Boy Scouts end discriminatory policy

Boy Scouts of America

The Boy Scouts of America has ended a decades old policy of discriminating against homosexuals as adult leaders. The organization previously stopped forbidding gay children from participating, but the latest change will for the first time allow programs to be…

New Horizons discovers flowing ices on Pluto

NASA’s New Horizons mission has found evidence of exotic ices flowing across Pluto’s surface, at the left edge of its bright heart-shaped area. New close-up images from the spacecraft’s Long-Range Reconnaissance Imager (LORRI) reveal signs of recent geologic activity, something…

8 years without justice for American military murders

On July 27, 2007, US Apache helicopters slaughtered Reuters journalist Namir Noor-Eldeen, driver Saeed Chmagh, and several other unarmed men in a public square in Eastern Baghdad. Wikileaks obtained and decrypted this previously unreleased video footage from a US Apache helicopters…

Sanders faults Republican “family values”

By Bernie Sanders When my Republican colleagues talk about “family values,” what they usually mean is opposition to a woman’s right to choose, opposition to contraception, opposition to gay rights, and support for abstinence-only education. Let me give a somewhat…

Sanders supporters organizing locally this week

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders

On Wednesday, July 29, at thousands of homes and halls across the country, supporters of Senator Bernie Sanders will begin to build the organization that will take this country back from the billionaire class. People attending the meetings will share…