Satire is shaping the next generation of american citizens

(Phys.org)—Satire has always played an important role in democracy, but acurrent group of television satirists are more influential than ever with American citizens, particularly younger ones, according to a Penn State ...

Discovery astronauts ready for final spacewalk

Astronauts of the US space shuttle Discovery will venture again into outer space Saturday on a third and final spacewalk of their mission designed to help complete the International Space Station.

Space shuttle blasts off, finally flying on try 3

(AP) -- Space shuttle Discovery and seven astronauts blazed into orbit Saturday on a spectacular midnight flight to the international space station, hauling up a treadmill named after a TV funnyman and thousands of pounds ...

NASA embraces pop culture on next shuttle flight

(AP) -- When Discovery flies to the international space station this week, it will deliver a new treadmill named for a TV comedian and pick up a Buzz Lightyear toy.

Joshua Tree spider species named for U2's Bono

It appeared Bono and arachnids didn't mix when his "Spider-Man" musical had a rough Broadway run, but that didn't keep a biologist from naming an actual spider species after the U2 singer.

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