InternetThe U.S. Department of Commerce and the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) signed an agreement on September 30 to give the international community more input into Internet governance.

International Space StationWith NASA Administrator Charles Bolden taking tentative steps toward more free market possibilities for America’s space program—and even mentioning the once-unspeakable topic of “space tourism”—a clown from Canada is already orbiting the Earth.

global warmingThe Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI) is suing the Obama Administration for inadequate disclosure of its clean energy "Cap-and-Trade" plans.

Steven ChuA few weeks ago, Energy Secretary Steven Chu surprised a National Public Radio interviewer with an unequivocal endorsement of nuclear power. In answer to a question about his choice of living near a coal-fired or a nuclear-powered plant where electricity is generated, he responded, “If you look at the difference between a coal plant down the river and a nuclear power plant, personally I’d rather be living near a nuclear power plant. There’s less of the pollution we know about that is dangerous. Nuclear power has a record in the United States that is very, very good.”

oil rigIf oil industry discoveries continue at this year’s current pace, 2009 will see the highest number of new finds in nine years.

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