I spent this morning in a woodshop, teaching teenagers how to prototype roof joists for public chicken coops. And not just any teenagers -- loud, unruly, secretly brilliant, very underprivileged teenagers.
Since the time of Nicolaus Copernicus five centuries ago, people have wondered whether there are other planets like Earth in the universe. Today scientists are closer than ever to an answer -- and it appears to be that the Milky Way galaxy is rich in Earth-sized planets, according to astronomer Dimitar Sasselov.
Dear Annie: Please settle an argument. My husband has a management job that was stressful enough before the recession but, over the past year and a half, has gotten much worse. He is obviously miserable, and I think he should look for another position -- even in this rotten job market -- before his current situation damages his health and his career.