The Crazy Horse Memorial - What Would Crazy Horse Think?
A larger-than-Rushmore size granite memorial to the famous Sioux warrior has been under construction since 1948, but is that really what the Sioux residents in the area need?
Mount Rushmore's Protections Foster Assault by Pine Beetles
Hands-off care of the forests around Mount Rushmore may have created a sweet spot for an ancient enemy of the Ponderosa pine — the mountain pine beetle.
Developing World's Scientific Literacy May Lie in its Stars
Jacob Zuma says the World Cup can score an economic goal for his country, but a collection of international astronomers meeting in his backyard have a starry-eyed yet down-to-earth suggestion for the developing world.
Hibernation May Remove Obstacle to Human Space Travel
Understanding bears' success at dozing through foodless winters may help human medical care or even impact interstellar flight.
Snagging Free-Range Solar Power in Space Is An Option
Floating solar cells far above Earth and beaming the energy to the grid has shifted from loony to funded.
Space Probe to Measure How Sloshed Mother Earth Is
A European satellite scheduled to launch today will provide hard data on rising seas.