The Case of the Christian Astronomer

Hamilton Nolan · 01/19/11 12:12PM

Martin Gaskell is an astronomer who studies quasars. He's also a Christian who questions evolution. The University of Kentucky decided not to hire him at least partly because of his religious views. Now Gaskell's won a settlement over it. Good.

Possibly Habitable Planet Discovered Nearby

Max Read · 09/30/10 01:25AM

Astronomers have discovered a possibly Earth-like—and therefore possibly liveable—planet in a star system 20 light years away, which is pretty close, in galactic terms. But can we all move to that planet when we've finished destroying this one?