A 5-Year-Old Crying Because NASA's Website Is Shut Down Is So Sad

Well, this is just horrible. Summing up how sane people feel about the government shutdown and hopefully making Congress feel like imbeciles, a 5-year-old boy is in tears because NASA's official website no longer works because of the idiotic government shutdown. Squabble all you want but don't rob kids of their space… » 10/09/13 10:00pm 10/09/13 10:00pm

Almost All of America's Nuclear Regulators Are About to Be Furloughed

That pesky government shutdown is still causing all kinds of problems, and this one's a doozy. Starting Thursday, some 90 percent of the workers who watch over America's 100 nuclear reactors will be furloughed. Since these guys are sort of the first line of defense in a nuclear disaster, that's really bad news. » 10/09/13 5:41pm 10/09/13 5:41pm

Government Shutdown Could Delay a $650 Million NASA Mission Until 2016

The government started to shut down on Tuesday morning after Congress embarrassingly failed to come to an agreement on the budget. It's bad news. While science and technology programs as a whole took a hit, NASA's MAVEN spacecraft set is particularly screwed. » 10/01/13 10:11am 10/01/13 10:11am

Federal Employees Could Face Jail Time for Using BlackBerrys

An antiquated law is adding to confusion surrounding tonight's potential government shutdown. Under the 1884 Antideficiency Act, furloughed federal employees could face two years in prison just for using their office BlackBerrys or checking their work email from home. » 4/08/11 5:12pm 4/08/11 5:12pm