Margaret's Most Recent Stories

  • January 16, 2015

    On Monday, we told you about SpaceX’s failed attempted to recover and reuse Falcon 9, the 14-story rocket that launches supply capsules into space. This was the rocket that helped deliver the company’s fifth resupply mission to the International Space Station. Today, the company released video of the crash landing on Vine — and it’s quite the close-up. Continue reading

  • January 16, 2015

    Before and after satellite photos of two Nigerian towns show the devastation caused by terrorist group Boko Haram, Amnesty International says. The human rights organization says that the images, released Wednesday, show how recent attacks left more than 3,700 structures damaged or completely destroyed. Continue reading

  • January 2, 2015

    Sometimes there just isn’t a good explanation for a cancer diagnosis other than random bad luck. That’s what researchers at Johns Hopkins have found. In a study published Thursday in the journal Science, oncologist Dr. Bert Vogelstein and biomathematician Cristian Tomasetti link two-thirds of certain cancers to random DNA mutations, and not to heredity or environmental factors. Continue reading

  • December 23, 2014

    It’s holiday season in D.C. And you can’t swing a dead appropriations bill in this town without hitting an amateur pundit with an open bar tab and an opinion. So with only a few days until Christmas, NewsHour’s “Politics on the Rocks” team returned to two of our favorite pubs — the historic Old Ebbitt Grill and Capitol Hill’s Hawk ‘n’ Dove — to get revelers’ takes on some very important political topics. Continue reading

  • December 18, 2014

    After nine years at the helm of Comedy Central’s “The Colbert Report,” Stephen Colbert will bid adieu on Friday to his cheeky alter ego. As we say goodbye to the show, we feature some of the comedian’s best interviews, namely all the times he’s talked to members of the NewsHour. Enjoy! Continue reading