We've heard it before: most Americans have a pretty big problem with food. We eat too much of it, and a lot of the stuff we eat is junk. It's everywhere we turn, tempting and distracting us. Our overindulgence is even altering our brains.
Mutual suspicion, sometimes verging onto outright hostility between the U.S. military and academia, has been pronounced ever since the Vietnam War.
That tension has led many colleges and universities, especially Ivy League campuses, to remain ROTC-free zones, first because of the war, then from opposition to the just repealed Don't Ask, Don't Tell ban on gays serving openly in the U.S. military.
A team of U.S. and European researchers using the Hubble Space Telescope have captured infrared images of a blurry object they believe to be the oldest galaxy ever seen by man.
The object is thought to be 13.2 billion years old and was seen by the Hubble Ultra Deep Field instrument. That's about 480 million years after scientists believe the universe was formed. The findings were published in the journal Nature.
The White House took what can best be described as a "blitzkrieg" approach to social media for President Obama's State of the Union address.
There were live question-and-answer sessions Tuesday night, Twitter exchanges Wednesday and the president will take questions via YouTube on Thursday.
Of course, the Obama social media operation was a juggernaut during the 2008 campaign. On Facebook and Twitter, in text messages and on YouTube, there was no comparison between Republicans and Democrats.