A number of college students across the country are trying to convince the administrators running their endowments that for the good of everyone, they need to stop investing in fossil fuel companies. A similar effort around South African businesses was an important part in ending apartheid.
Some 20 children and six adults were killed when an armed man stormed into a school in Newtown, Conn., and opened fire. The gunman himself died, though the circumstances around his death remain undetermined. Another adult was also killed in a related crime at a separate location.
Sierra Leone could become the next hub of innovation. In an effort to encourage more innovation among young people there, a Massachusetts Insitute of Technology doctoral student set up a contest in his home country. And one of the contest's finalists is already making a positive impression at MIT.
A report from The Chronicle of Higher Education looks at schools around the country that are offering quick classes many athletes use to maintain their academic eligibility. In one course at Western Oklahoma State College, students can take a 3-credit class, in 10 days, where they learn about making computer folders and minimizing and maximizing computer windows.
Anyone who owns a dog knows that each one is a little different, with a distinctive personality. At the Clever Dog Lab at the Veterinary University of Vienna, scientists are trying to figure out where that personality comes from -- and how it can be tapped.
Errol Morris makes political ads, among other TV and movie productions, and even made a series of commercials in support of John Kerry's losing campaign in 2004. His latest project, though, is apolitical, and looks at why Americans just don't vote.
Students at Harvard University, joined by others at some of the country's top universities, are taking a new tact. Rather than change lightbulbs and conserve more, they want their universities to empty fossil fuel company investments from their endowment.
Humans and apes share many characteristics and even more DNA. But we diverge greatly in the way we influence the world around us. New research, by a Harvard anthropologist, suggests it may be because of the way we interact with each other -- and not just the way we think.
Jerry Sandusky, the 68-year-old former Penn State football coach convicted of abusing 10 children, will likely die behind bars, after a judge determined he should be sentenced to no less than 30 years in prison.
Some of America's best public schools aren't open to everyone. In fact, these schools often take just 10 percent of applicants — or less. These selective schools are part of a new trend in education to refocus attention on students at the top of the class, and make sure they get the education they need to succeed.