If you haven't heard of the Quadrantids, don't worry. Even NASA calls them "a little-known meteor shower named after an extinct constellation." But in the Northern Hemisphere, they can be well worth watching.
The say the body of the Rev. Eric Freed, found in the rectory of St. Bernard Church in Eureka on New Year's Day, showed signs of a struggle.
More than 1 million people lost their unemployment benefits as 2014 began. Whether or not those benefits get extended, economists say there are ways to change the program that will make it work better. One suggestion is work sharing, which has helped reduce Germany's unemployment.
For the past three decades, the state averaged about 50 quakes a year. Last year, there were almost 3,000. Some geologists say the state's oil and gas industry might be to blame for the increase.
A new Pew survey showing that belief in evolution has dropped among Republicans is fueling critics who argue the GOP is anti-science. But Republican strategists say it's not an issue that will matter at the polls.