Over & Under

OVERRATED Life on Mars

Researchers heralded the finding of a mineral in a meteorite from the Red Planet, which they claim could have been made only by a microbe. As forms of life go, microbes rank fairly low. We've been waiting for something that could at least communicate with Spock.


Marc Rich's partner in business, fugitive living and pardons has yet to see his name in headlines. True, he doesn't have an ex-wife who showered money on the Democrats, but he did face up to 325 years in prison. He too deserves some outrage.


Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!