The minute hand of the Doomsday Clock will stay at five minutes to midnight for the year 2013, say the scientists and experts at The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists who maintain one of the world's most famous time pieces.
To me, Obama's address to the UN General Assembly was one of his better speeches, ranking alongside his momentous and historic address at the University of Cairo, in the early months of his presidency.
During the course of the Obama Administration under Energy Secretary Steven Chu, the Department of Energy has almost totally abdicated its responsibility to the day-today consumers of energy. But the latest news of its flubs goes even beyond that.
Every visit to the White House is special, but there is something very exciting about witnessing this event. Perhaps it is because I am a painter and I understand the years of work that went into what they have achieved and I can rejoice with them in their successes.
Why are so many young people intimidated by science? A recent study reports that those who pursue a science career both enjoy lower rates of joblessness and earn 26 percent more than their non-STEM counterparts.
We need our president to act on behalf of all Americans to counter and bring to heel the massive influence, lobbying power and money of the oiligopoly. The president does not seem to understand what is happening at the gas pump.