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.
Ask Jennifer Francis about Hurricane Sandy and she'll point north. Ask her about this summer's midwestern drought, she'll point north, all the way to the Arctic. She's linked Arctic ice melting with fluctuations in global weather.
Twilight is on track to be the largest movie of the year, in terms of box officie receipts. It had a huge opening, raking in $140 million, making it the second biggest opening of the series, however. Critics, however, say this time the series is different.
New Ken Burns documentary looks at Dust Bowl, 'worst sustained environmental disaster' in U.S. history
Ken Burns is widely celebrated for the incredible documentaries he brings to television. His latest work, set to air on PBS stations Nov. 18 and Nov. 19, looks at the conditions that led to the Dust Bowl -- an environmental disaster called the worst in our history, and how it happened.
Somewhere Between seeks to tell the story of the 80,000 girls adopted from Chinese families over the past 25 years. What feelings do they have as they manage their quest to understand what their roots are, and how that culture meshes with the culture they grew up in, here in the United States.
Boston's Hubway bike sharing program is popular with commuters, who may use a bike to finish their commutes to their homes or offices. As the program in Boston looks to expand, bike sharing programs are taking hold in cities the world over.
When a coup overthrew the government of Sudan in 1989, Ahmed Gallab's family fled to the United States. He was just five. In the 23 years since, Gallab has become a musician. And while his music is infused with the sounds of his heritage, it transcends far beyond that.
The vast American power grid can be laid low by storms big and small. Jeffrey Leonard, CEO of an investment firm, says if the United States doesn't start investing now, it'll continue to face massive bills after disasters.
Hurricane Sandy roared ashore in New York just two weeks ago, destroying the homes of the wealthy and the poor alike. Elliott Sclar, from Columbia University's Earth Institute, says that will open the door to discussions of future land-use made critical by climate change.
In the world of risk management, the probability of disaster is often expressed as a percentage. But that's not sufficient, scientists say now. And they've turned to an area of California, the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, to explain just how badly current models work.