In August of 2011, the three members of the Danish band Efterklang, dressed in survival suits, loaded a small recording studio worth of equipment onto an open boat docked on the island of Spitsbergen. Soaked by rain and rough seas, the boat pushed off into the fjord that separates the town of Longyearbyen from their destination: Piramida, a former Russian coal mining settlement abandoned by the state-held company that ran it in 1998.
With President Obama naming Ernest Moniz to be the nation’s next energy secretary, he continued a relatively recent trend of putting scientists atop a part of the federal bureaucracy once overseen by political types.
Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano says the across-the-board spending cuts that went into effect on Friday are already causing headaches at the nation’s airports.
With President Obama’s signing of the order to commence the sequester spending cuts of $85 billion from this fiscal year’s federal budget, what was once unthinkable is now hard reality.
In this year’s competition, there are a handful of first-time racers — but those aren’t the only rookies. One is veterinarian Greg Reppas, whose job is to ensure the dogs are healthy throughout the race.
President Obama on Monday morning nominated Gina McCarthy, Ernest Moniz and Sylvia Matthews Burwell.
If environmentalists can block the Keystone XL pipeline, they can keep Canada from developing more of its dirty tar sands oil.
It was not the outcome they had hoped for, but in his first interview since losing the presidential election, Mitt Romney said he and his wife are moving on.
Shakes on a plane aren’t all that funny to the Federal Aviation Administration.