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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
NASA goes undergroundNASA 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 >>
Texan Larry Plake went out to one offshore oil job too many and ended up held for ransom in the Nigerian jungle.
Once the handicapped come aboard Norwegian Cruise Lines, they may never leave -- no matter how badly they want to
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?
May 14 - 20, 1998
In the battle to privatize welfare services in Texas, corporate bidders have enlisted some inside help