The era of American space exploration is just beginning

Today the Space Shuttle Atlantis lifted off from Cape Canaveral for STS-135, the final mission of the program. Mission Commander Chris Ferguson, Pilot, Doug Hurley, and Mission Specialists Sandy Magnus and Rex Walheim, will be the final United States astronauts to take off under the power of United States crafts, for… »7/08/11 2:40pm7/08/11 2:40pm

Massive Flood of Toxic Ash Swallows Tennessee Area, Heads to Mississippi River

A pond of fly ash sludge at a Tennessee coal plant was breached earlier this week, and the toxic ash flooded out over 2.6 million cubic yards of the local landscape. This makes it officially larger than the Exxon Valez spill in terms of sheer size, though there's a big difference between the effects of this fly ash… »12/24/08 4:19pm12/24/08 4:19pm