New science on fetal alcohol exposure New research and studies seek to answer questions about how alcohol affects a fetal brain. The goal is to diagnose children with fetal alcohol syndrome earlier.4:49 p.m.
Lured by Clean Energy, Industry Heads for Iceland
Iceland wants to use its carbon-free energy from volcanoes to help clean up one of the world's dirtiest industries: aluminum smelting. The move would help reduce pollution globally. But environmentalists say other countries should develop their own geothermal resources instead of exploiting Iceland's wilderness.
New PM Rudd Could Test U.S.-Australia Ties
Kevin Rudd replaces former Australian Prime Minister John Howard, one of President Bush's staunchest allies on Iraq. Rudd has pledged to withdraw 500 Australian troops from Iraq.
Romney Outlines Stance on Health Care, Abortion
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, former governor of Massachusetts, was campaigning in Iowa during the weekend. He talks to Robert Siegel about health care, religion and why he thinks Roe v. Wade should be overturned.
Political Campaigns Join Holiday TV Lineup
With Iowa kick-starting the presidential primary season just two days after New Year's, residents in many states will find their holiday spirit interrupted by politics. And to cap it all off, the Super Bowl comes two days before the 20-state "Super Duper Tuesday" primaries Feb. 5.
Defeated Chavez: Socialist Revolution Goes On
This weekend, voters rejected constitutional changes that would have given Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez added powers. Chavez said his acceptance of the outcome proves he's no dictator, but that this isn't the end of his effort to reform the constitution.
Russia Dismisses Election Criticism from West
President Vladimir Putin's party won a landslide victory in parliamentary elections Sunday. International observers condemn the elections, saying they were not free or fair. But Russian officials, including Putin himself, dismiss the criticism, saying it is politically driven from the West.
Geophysicist Shares a Song of Earth's Polarity
The SoundClips series continues with a submission from listener Dave Engebretson. Engebretson has been legally blind all of his life, so he pays special attention to sound. He submits audio that is analogous to the history of Earth's magnetic field reversals.
Take a Hint from Nation's Money Woes
With the U.S. dollar slumping, the housing market in a funk and a recession possibly looming around the corner, it's an important time to remind ourselves that being rich isn't all it's cracked up to be.
Guantanamo Case Goes Beyond Detainee Rights
On Wednesday, the Supreme Court will hear arguments on whether prisoners there must have access to U.S. courts to challenge their detention. But the case also raises questions about what to do with released detainees, whose home countries may not want to take them back.