1st 'close' look at alien Earth

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (NEWS) — IT'S an alien planet 'just' 40-light-years away. Now Hubble has spent more time staring at it than any other. What it found is pushing back the more…

Big debt, but no degree

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (NBCNEWS) — This past April, facing the prospect of three 20-page papers due in the same week, Indiana University East student Harmony Glenn had a panic attack in more…

'Selfie,' 'twerk' top school's annoying-word list

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (KANSASCITY) — A Michigan university has issued its annual list of annoying words, and those flexible enough to take selfies of themselves twerking should take note. In addition more…

1/3 of Americans reject evolution

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (REUTERS) — One-third of Americans reject the idea of evolution and Republicans have grown more skeptical about it, according to a poll released on Monday. Sixty percent of more…

Sun has 'flipped upside down' magnetically

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (INDEPENDENT) — The sun has "flipped upside down", with its north and south poles reversed to reach the midpoint of Solar Cycle 24, Nasa has said. Now, the more…

Official urging armed teachers faces recall

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (DNEWS) — SANDPOINT, Idaho — recall drive has been approved against a northern Idaho school board chairman who proposed arming teachers as a security measure, setting up a more…

Colleges fake brochures to push diversity

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (NPR) — Diallo Shabazz was a student at the University of Wisconsin in 2000 when he stopped by the admissions office. "One of the admissions counselors walked up more…

Born in prison, student now excels in college

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (USATODAY) — NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Born Dec. 23 in a prison hospital and raised by a disabled grandmother, Cody Stothers grew up depending on "angel tree" strangers for more…