A salon for science lovers Every couple of weeks people get together at a hip night spot in Minneapolis to hang out, drink some wine... and talk science.5:19 p.m.
U of M to open $14 M equine center The University of Minnesota will open its latest, state-of-the-art research facility next Monday. The $14 million Leatherdale Equine Center will be equipped with high-tech diagnostic and rehabilitative equipment for horses.5:24 p.m.
U.S. Builds Air Base in Iraq for the Long Haul
The U.S. military base in Balad, about 60 miles north of Baghdad, is rapidly becoming one of the largest American military installations on foreign soil. The base is one giant construction project, all with an eye toward the next few decades.
Elizabeth's Not-So-'Golden' Sequel
Actress Cate Blanchett was a movie newcomer in 1998 when the Oscar-nominated biopic Elizabeth established her as an international star. Now, she returns to the role in Elizabeth: The Golden Age.
Drew Carey's Reign Begins on 'Price Is Right'
On Monday, comedian Drew Carey will become host of the longest-running TV game show, The Price Is Right. Carey takes over from Bob Barker, who hosted the program for 35 years. Carey talks with Robert Siegel about what he has planned for the show.
Al Gore Now a Nobel Winner; What's Next?
Now that former Vice President Al Gore has won the Nobel Peace Prize, what are the political pressures on him to run for the White House in 2008? And what are the reasons that he wouldn't?
A Look at the Group Sharing the Peace Prize
Al Gore may be the big name getting the Nobel Peace Prize, but half of the award is going to the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change — or IPCC. The once obscure body is having its moment in the spotlight. Its thousands of scientists from around the globe can now say they got a piece of a Nobel Prize.
CIA Calls for Inquiry of its Own Inspector General
CIA Director Michael Hayden has called for an unusual inquiry into the work of Inspector General John Helgerson, who took the job in 2002 and has issued several critical reports, from the CIA's handling of intelligence leading up to Sept. 11, to its interrogation of terrorism suspects.
Arts Groups Face Funding Loss as Altria Splits
Altria, the parent company of Philip Morris USA and Philip Morris International, has been one of the biggest corporate sponsors of the arts. But it's decentralizing its authority and moving from New York City to Richmond, Va., and arts groups in New York and across the nation are losing grants.
Rice, Gates Court Russians on Missile Defense
The .S. secretary of state and defense secretary met with Russian ministers Friday to assure them that Russia's security is not threatened by the U.S. plan to expand its missile defense system to Europe by installing missiles in Poland and radar in the Czech Republic.
Are Local Crackdowns Forcing Immigrants Out?
States and towns across the country are passing measures aimed at cracking down on illegal immigration, and there is anecdotal evidence that undocumented immigrants are moving out of those areas: reports of declining school enrollments, panic home sales and sharply falling business at shops catering to Hispanics.
Cassini Spots Lunar Lakes of Liquid Gas
The Cassini spacecraft has discovered three lakes near the south pole of Saturn's moon Titan. The strange bodies are filled not with water but with liquid methane and ethane. Methane also drizzles from the sky on Titan.