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  • October 20, 2013   BY News Desk  

    The second volume of The Autobiography of Mark Twain has just been published — a scant 113 years after his death. Volume One, published in 2010, was a bestseller. The 700-page book is filled with the author’s pictures and letters … Continue reading

  • November 8, 2012   BY News Desk  

    Two days after the election, join correspondent Gwen Ifill for a live chat, hosted by PBS’ Washington Week Thursday at 12 p.m. ET. Chat with Gwen Ifill of Washington Week and the PBS NewsHour Follow @pbsgwen

  • August 16, 2012   BY Noreen Nasir  

    This artist’s impression shows the Phoenix galaxy cluster, with hot gas shown in red, cooler gas in blue, the gas flows shown by the ribbon-like features, and the newly formed stars also in blue, in the outer part of the … Continue reading

  • August 8, 2012   BY Jenny Marder  

    Workers lay a section of gas pipeline outside the town of Waynesburg, PA in April 2012. It is estimated that more than 500 trillion cubic feet of shale gas is contained in this stretch of rock that runs through parts … Continue reading

  • July 19, 2012   BY Saskia de Melker and Rebecca Jacobson  

    On Thursday’s NewsHour, NewsHour correspondent Hari Sreenivasan moderated a panel discussion on how Native American tribes are coping with climate change. The panel included four native leaders representing their communities at the First Stewards symposium: Jeff Mears – Oneida tribe, … Continue reading

  • July 4, 2012   BY Jenny Marder  

    Updated: 11:40 a.m. ET | Here’s a look at Wednesday’s exciting announcement from CERN. Plus, we’ve included a sampling of visual primers from various media outlets to help explain the Higgs boson, what it is, why it’s been so tricky … Continue reading

  • June 14, 2012   BY Mike Melia  

    Now this is a story all about how… we tell stories. Whether it’s the Fresh Prince’s fights on a Philadelphia playground or the struggles of Odysseus at sea, stories have always captivated our attention, and narrative plays a central role … Continue reading

  • June 7, 2012   BY Jeff Severns Guntzel  

    We’re now past the presidential primary season, when a wide field of contenders forced the diversity of the Republican Party into the spotlight and Democratic energies are united behind the party’s incumbent. This focus has created something of a “conservative … Continue reading

  • May 3, 2012   BY Rebecca Jacobson  

    Think you understand climate science better than the average American teen? On the PBS NewsHour this week we’ve been focusing on how climate change is taught in the classroom. But you can test your knowledge with this climate quiz:

  • March 1, 2012   BY Jenny Marder  

    Coral eggs are rich in waxy fat, which provides energy during development, and buoyancy, helping them float to the ocean surface during spawning. Photo by Heyward & Negri, AIMS Once a year, shortly after a full moon, many corals undergo … Continue reading

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