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The Christian Science Monitor

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2014

    Five Things Perry Should Take Back While Rolling Back His Gay Comments

    It took long enough but Gov. Rick Perry finally walked back his already infamous comments in San Francisco where he compared being gay to being an alcoholic. While we admire that Perry at least may have been (probably accidentally) inferring that sexual orientation is something you're born with not ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2013

    Shutdown Not Affecting Houston Food Safety, Yet

    Think of the government shutdown as you would a hurricane. Stock up on canned food, sit tight and wait it out. Evacuate if you must, but you're going to have to travel pretty far to get out of this mess. The government has been getting a lot of (much deserved) grief over the shutdown, and I was o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 19, 2013

    NASA's New Astronauts: Half Women, None Alive for the Moon Landing

    There was a generation of kids who grew up idolizing the astronauts. The men of the Mercury missions, the Apollo crews -- the guys who risked everything, put it all on the line to beat the Russians and launch into outer space. John Glenn, Alan Shepard, Neil Armstrong -- these guys were national he ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 5, 2013

    After $100 Million, Exxon Backs Off Algae as Fuel

    Once upon a time -- way back in 2009 -- Exxon Mobil announced they were putting a whole bunch of money into algae. Yep, they were going to turn the goopy seaweed-type stuff you find in the ocean and washed up on the shore into a biofuel that would replace fossil fuels. And it still might happen, bu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2010

    Chile Mine Disaster: NASA Helps Out

    NASA goes underground‚ÄčNASA may be out of the moon business and seen a lot of other space-related dreams curtailed, but now it looks like they can direct their energies underground.The government of Chile has asked for NASA's help in dealing with the 33 miners trapped in a tight space a half-mile u ... More >>

  • News

    July 9, 2009

    Kidnapped

    Texan Larry Plake went out to one offshore oil job too many and ended up held for ransom in the Nigerian jungle.

  • News

    November 15, 2001

    Access Denied

    Once the handicapped come aboard Norwegian Cruise Lines, they may never leave -- no matter how badly they want to

  • News

    December 16, 1999

    Back to the Futurist

    The guy who designed Cadillac Ranch wants to build a dolphin space station. Is it any wonder UH is divided over the return of Doug Michels?

  • Calendar

    May 14, 1998

    Night & Day

    May 14 - 20, 1998

  • News

    July 10, 1997

    Cozy Ties

    In the battle to privatize welfare services in Texas, corporate bidders have enlisted some inside help

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