Here are some interesting science stories reported this week relating to both political and social affairs, and health news as well.
On this day in 1945, the Manhattan Project came to an explosive end as the first atom bomb was successfully tested in New Mexico.
Applause erupted at NASA's New Horizons control center in the wake of the eponymous spacecraft's flyby of Pluto.
Geoengineering was once considered a fringe idea, but in these climatically desperate times some are arguing for desperate measures.
"You're talking about potentially changing weather and climate. You don't want to do that without as good an understanding as you can possibly have."
A coalition of alternative energy supporters cut the ribbon on a church solar project - the largest community solar project in West Virginia - for an installation cost of $1!
Part of the lead up to this week's demonstrations in Washington's against the XL Pipeline was an April 15 Google Hangout sponsored by the People's World.
Like the civil rights movement of the 1950s and '60s, the environmental movement has both moral and practical aspects. It needs a strategy that unites both inside and outside struggles and goals.
President Obama included job creation in his climate change speech June 25, while Los Angeles launched the largest-ever urban solar rooftop program.
Both surveillance technology and Google have generated controversyt. But in opposition to the growing international threat of poaching, however, many feel they can be put to good use.