Stacey Vanek Smith
Jul 8, 2013 Eliot Spitzer resigned as New York governor in 2008 over a prostitution scandal. Now he wants to be New York City comptroller, with ambitions to transform the unheralded post.
Jul 2, 2013 What’s the temperature tolerance to fly a plane? At what degree point does the power grid start shutting down?
Jun 20, 2013 The Supreme Court is expected to take a case on whether several recess appointments were constitutional -- and that has implications for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
Jun 18, 2013 We are getting better at predicting the weather. Still, if prediction is half the battle, presentation is the other half.
Jun 11, 2013 Residents of Germany, Austria, the Czech Republic and beyond are still wading through high waters today. Severe flooding has led to the deaths of at least 24 people.
May 31, 2013 Lawmakers revive a public comment campaign, with a modern-day twist.
May 21, 2013 Prediction for tornadoes like the one in Moore, Okla., has gotten pretty good. Building thousands of new radar stations would make it better.
PODCAST: Weather to blame for low Walmart sales; Angelina Jolie surgery boosts film about breast cancer
May 16, 2013 Walmart sales are down and so are housing starts, but the weather could be to blame. Plus, a small film about breast cancer research gets an unexpected boost from Angelina Jolie's preventive mastectomy.
May 9, 2013 A Duke professor asks: What would happen if all the millionaires in public office joined a single political party? Answer: They'd control the federal government by a wide margin.