dog

  • Ffoster, a Labrador retriever, waits for a command from researchers at a University of Pennsylvania lab.  Image by Mori Rothman
    September 24, 2014   BY Mori Rothman 

    At the Penn Vet Working Dog Center in Philadelphia, Ffoster, a Labrador retriever, is hard at work. The dog sniffs furiously at an array of metal boxes containing blood samples mounted on a metal wheel, pauses by one of the samples, … Continue reading

  • April 5, 2011   BY Elizabeth Shell  

    Video shot and produced by Elizabeth Shell. Returning from tours in Iraq or Afghanistan (and sometimes both), American veterans struggle to adjust to civilian life: many are still grappling with what they experienced in combat and, as we recently reported, … Continue reading

  • April 5, 2011   BY Paul Solman  

    Returning from tours in Iraq or Afghanistan (and sometimes both), American veterans struggle to adjust to civilian life: many are still grappling with what they experienced in combat and, as we recently reported, 11 percent were unemployed in March.

  • October 29, 2010  

    How close are we to being replaced by robots? NewsHour Science Correspondent Miles O’Brien reports on efforts to engineer robots that are eerily similar to humans and animals. Continue reading