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Boy Scouts consider compromise on gay ban

The proposal would allow gay youth members but continue to bar gay adult leaders.<p>WILMINGTON, Del. -- The Boy Scouts of America proposed a compromise Friday on its controversial ban on gays, but early reaction shows it may do little to end the debate.<p>The proposal would allow gay youth members but …

Christie backs plan aimed at gun violence

TRENTON, N.J. -- Gov. Chris Christie endorsed more than 30 ideas Friday that he said would reduce gun violence, including enhanced criminal penalties for gun crimes, making it easier to force people to receive mental-health treatment and limiting minors' ability to obtain violent video games.<p>The …

The States Have Spoken on Guns, and It Doesn't Look That Good for Gun Control

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>While the Senate slowly makes its way to a vote on new gun regulations, the states aren't waiting. …

Oregon Weighs Own Gun Measures After Mall Shooting, Newtown

Oregon state lawmakers have scheduled a marathon public hearing Friday on four gun control bills. The proposals include a ban on guns in schools and criminal background checks for private gun sales.<p>Opponents are lining up against the measures, but some gun control advocates say the proposals don't …

US carbon emissions hit lowest point since Nirvana was top of the charts

US carbon emissions from energy production last year hit the lowest levels since 1994, according to a report today from the federal Energy Information Administration:<p>Carbon emissions have now declined every year since 2007 save for 2010. The start of that period coincides, of course, with the great …

Scientists Can Pluck Images Out Of Your Dreams

A new method can visualize with 60 percent accuracy what you're seeing while you sleep.<p>With just an fMRI, an algorithm, and the internet, researchers from Kyoto, Japan predicted with 60 percent accuracy what a person was dreaming about, <i>Smithsonian</i> magazine reports. The idea, like the process, isn't …

NASA to get $100 million for asteroid mission, senator says

<i>By Mike Wall</i><i><br>Space.com</i><p>NASA will likely get $100 million next year to jump-start an audacious program to drag an asteroid into orbit around the moon for research and exploration purposes, U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla., says.<p>The $100 million will probably be part of President Barack Obama's federal …

US court lifts morning-after pill age limit

A federal judge has ordered the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to make "morning-after" emergency contraception pills available without a prescription to all girls of reproductive age, reversing a decision by the Barack Obama administration.<p>The ruling in a Brooklyn court, New York, on Friday …

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