How the government shutdown affects our national parks
October 1, 2013, 7:18 a.m. by Jenn Savedge
For the first time in nearly 18 years, national parks around the country will close their gates and send their employees home. Think it doesn't affect you? Think again.
How a potential government shutdown could affect NASA
September 30, 2013, 12:19 p.m. by Mike Wall, SPACE.com
NASA has a variety of contingencies in the event of a shutdown, including supporting the astronauts in the International Space Station.
Same-sex marriage: 6 landmark cases that changed U.S. families
June 26, 2013, 12:19 p.m. by Lauren Cox, LiveScience
The same-sex marriage rulings by the Supreme Court are but the most recent in a long history of cases that reshaped the family structure.
Senators introduce bipartisan bill to reform chemical safety laws
May 23, 2013, 6:11 a.m. by Jenn Savedge
New bipartisan 'Chemical Safety Improvement Act' would require more safety regulation for chemicals while making it easier for chemicals that pass to get on the market.
Asteroid threat collides with Earthly budget realities
March 20, 2013, 10 a.m. by Clara Moskowitz, SPACE.com
NASA and military officials have criticized congressional leaders for not making asteroid detection a priority.