Fire Devastation in the Western U.S. Seen From Space

The scale of the fires burning in the Western United States this summer can be hard to fathom. But the view from space reveals the true extent of the devastation. Satellites have captured some sobering images of the fire, smoke and burn scars scattered…

Mexico’s Next President Won’t Slow The Drug War

At this point, there’s little doubt who is likely to win Mexico’s presidential election on Sunday. That would be Enrique Pe?a Nieto, who polls show leading with double-digits over his rival candidates. He’s also calling for a (subtle) shift in the figh…

The Higgs Boson: Whose Discovery Is It?

While the history books will likely remember the final announcement of the Higgs discovery at the LHC most clearly, the road to discovering this strange particle has been a long one, paved by many. Who deserves the glory?