The Supreme Court doesn't only make history. Sometimes it's swept along by historical waves, and sometimes it's caught up trying to resist them.
You don't often see scientific researchers turning up their noses at nearly a billion and a half dollars in government funding. Still more rarely will the elite of a research field threaten to boycott a huge international project in their field en masse.
Last week Ryan Block, the former editor of Engadget, called Comcast to disconnect his cable and Internet service. His intention was to shift to Astound, a local provider in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Joan Lunden, who co-hosted "Good Morning America" for 17 years, has been diagnosed with breast cancer. "In the beginning, it's such a shock, it's a stunner, and you think, 'I do everything right!,'" she said on her old show, sitting down Tuesday to break the news with current co-host Robin Roberts, a breast-cancer survivor. Lunden has already started chemotherapy, she said in a statement, "and while I don’t know how I’ll look and feel down the road, I am assuming the best because that is how I live my life." In addition to chemo, she'll undergo a lumpectomy and radiation, her rep said, and is expected to make a full...