In a show of technological wizardry, the robotic explorer Curiosity blazed through the pink skies of Mars, steering itself to a gentle landing inside a giant crater for the most ambitious dig yet into the red planet’s past.
Eight-hundred bills on issues such as pension reform, student aid and gun control await action between Monday and the end of the session in four weeks.
The way that teachers teach and students learn is about to undergo a radical transformation at school districts nationwide. Students will start learning basic algebra and geometry skills in kindergarten. Multiple-choice tests will be replaced with complex essays, taken and scored by computer.
The three aerospace firms win $1.1 billion in NASA contracts to privately develop next-generation spacecraft that could take astronauts to the International Space Station.
For architect Kevin Rice, the simplest way to explain the central design concept of Eli Broad’s $100 million Grand Avenue art museum involves making a clenched fist with one hand and a claw with the other.