NASA satellite data revealed that the coldest recorded temperature on Earth occurred on Aug. 10, 2010, when it dropped to -135.8 F off a ridge in the East Antarctic Plateau. Image courtesy of Ted Scambos/National Snow and Ice Data Center … Continue reading
Math teacher Stacey Roshan creates video lectures that her students watch at home or on mobile devices. Photo by Mike Fritz/ PBS NewsHour Stacey Roshan, a math teacher at the Bullis School in Potomac, Md., does it at her dining … Continue reading
Maryland’s celebrated standardized test scores may not be what they appear. According to analysis of recent National Assessment of Educational Progress data, Maryland’s reading scores are the second-highest in the nation for fourth grade and sixth-highest for eighth grade. But … Continue reading
Rep. Trey Radel, R-Fla., exits D.C. Superior court after pleading guilty to misdemeanor charges of possession of cocaine on Wednesday. Photo by Linda Davidson / The Washington Post via Getty Images It’s not every day a “wakeup call” for a … Continue reading
President Obama shakes hands with supporters after speaking about immigration reform in the East Room of the White House Thursday. Photo by SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images The day after Congress approved a measure to end the government shutdown and raise the … Continue reading
The problems plaguing HealthCare.gov in its initial rollout will get their first public airing Thursday on Capitol Hill, with House Republicans finding renewed energy in the fight even after a shutdown standoff over the same issue left them badly bruised.
The term “Big Bang theory” began as an insult, but it ushered the idea into pop culture, spawning namesakes like the CBS sitcom about scientists. Photo by Monty Brinton/CBS Broadcasting Inc. If it were up to Peter Higgs, the Higgs … Continue reading
Photo by Flickr user Farrukh Updated 3:45 p.m. | White House spokesman Jay Carney responded to two reports released by human rights groups Tuesday morning that questioned the legality of the U.S. drone strikes in Pakistan and Yemen.
Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks join Judy Woodruff to discuss the week’s top political news, including how Republicans and Democrats have fared in the “catastrophic” polls coming out of the shutdown, and whether or … Continue reading
After a meeting at the White House, Senate Republicans began work on a bipartisan plan to temporarily lift the debt ceiling and fund the government, while House GOP members updated their proposal. Congressional correspondent Kwame Holman reports on the shutdown’s … Continue reading