Davis, California - Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering students at the University of California, Davis will have a rare opportunity to speak with Expedition 42 crew members currently aboard the International Space Station (ISS) at 12:45 p.m. EST (9:45 a.m. PST) Thursday, February 5. The 20-minute Earth-to-space call will air live on NASA Television and the agency’s website.

Washington, DC - There are two good points to Obamacare. Insurance for Americans with preexisting conditions is vital to saving some Americans from financially drowning. Also, not dropping an individual's health insurance because he gets sick is also crucial. Making insurance available for America's very down and out is not a bad thing. However, this is only expanded Medicaid. Helping people to become well, productive, get off Medicaid, work a job and pay insurance premiums must be the goal of every state.

Washington, DC - America's ageing workforce is a good thing for employers and the economy, according to Dan Weber, president of the Association of Mature American Citizens, noting that a new Gallup poll shows that "employee engagement increases with age, even well into workers' 60s and 70s."

West Lafayette, Indiana - A Purdue University archaeologist is excavating in Tombos, Sudan, to answer questions about the Egyptian and Nubian cultures from thousands of years ago.

Washington, DC - Legislation introduced Wednesday in the House of Representatives would stop the practice of double-taxation of Social Security Benefits.

Washington, DC - It’s time for a revolution in the food system—both young and new farmers need more support to nourish future generations. Farmers, businesses, policymakers, and educators need to promote agriculture as an intellectually stimulating and economically sustainable career, and to and make jobs in agriculture and the food system “cool” for young people all over the world.