Planet discoveries and Space Elevators Number of planets skyrockets: NASA scientists announce a new method that has helped verify more than 700 new planets Space Elevators Are Totally Possible (and Will Make Rockets Seem Dumb)

In Fake Classes Scandal, UNC Fails Its Athletes—and Whistle-Blower Mary Willingham makes public how college athletes are signed up to take fake classes and literacy rates of elementary students. Skipping class may lend more time to sports now but when that loan is called in, they’ll have a poor education, unable to guide themselves.