January 1, 2013 There's no way to really generalize what it's like to be gay in the South. But to get an idea, we spent a day with Chad Griffin — the newest president of a Washington-based gay rights group — as he spent his first day on the job in his hometown of Arkadelphia, Ark.
January 1, 2013 The discovery of the Higgs boson will likely be hailed as the most important scientific discovery of 2012. But many ideas that change the world don't tend to spring from flashy moments of discovery. Our view of nature — and our technology — often evolve from a sequence of more subtle advances.
January 1, 2013 The Bank Secrecy Act requires financial institutions to be on the lookout for sketchy transactions. The law is 40 years old, but federal prosecutors just recently put more energy into enforcing it. They want banks to spot illegal transactions and blow the whistle before money changes hands.
January 1, 2013 KQEDThe United States is on track to install a record number of solar power systems — thanks in large part to low-cost solar panels from China. U.S. officials have imposed trade tariffs on Chinese panels, but a trade war with China could put U.S. solar jobs at risk.