science and technology

  • July 8, 2013   BY Dan Sagalyn  

    Dmitri Alperovitch of CrowdStrike demonstrates how an email message can allow hackers to access your computer. Continue reading

  • July 3, 2013   BY Rebecca Jacobson  

    Watch this time lapse video showing how three types of stem cells organized into a three dimensional liver bud over 72 hours. Video by Takanori Takebe When stem cell biologist Takanori Takebe at Japan’s Yokohama City University first saw his … Continue reading

  • July 1, 2013   BY Jenny Marder  

    Ernesto Lara’s video, “Elevation and Boiling Point,” has won first prize in the adult category for the NewsHour’s science rap contest. Ernesto Lara, a 33-year-old math and Spanish teacher in Silver Spring, Md., has won the adult category in the … Continue reading

  • June 18, 2013   BY Carolyn Porco and Carolyn Porco  

    In 2006, NASA’s Cassini spacecraft captured this backlit view of of Saturn’s rings during an eclipse of the sun. Courtesy Cassini Imaging Team/ Image by NASA/JPL-Caltech/SSI. Editor’s note: Carolyn Porco is the leader of the imaging team for the Cassini … Continue reading

  • June 10, 2013   BY Ellen Rolfes  

    In a web exclusive interview, Emily Anthes, author of the book, “Frankenstein’s Cat,” talks to Ray Suarez about the ethical limits when using animals in biotech research and development.
    Continue reading

  • June 5, 2013   BY Jenny Marder  

    This rap about the math concept known as the Fibonacci Sequence, is by Elissa Malcolm. Last week, we announced the finalists for the PBS NewsHour’s Gza-inspired science rap contest. The entries were terrific and ranged from rocks and space and … Continue reading

  • May 31, 2013   BY Jenny Marder and Ellen Rolfes  

    For Tuesday’s NewsHour, Science correspondent Miles O’Brien visited the barren desert canyons of New Mexico, where investigators study explosives… by building and exploding bombs. While there, they assembled a pressure-cooker bomb — the kind used in the Boston Marathon bombing. … Continue reading

  • May 28, 2013   BY Kate Tobin  

    On Tuesday’s PBS NewsHour, Miles O’Brien visits the nation’s most active explosives test facility, where scientists investigate the bombs that were detonated at the finish line of the Boston Marathon. Screen grabs from PBS NewsHour/NOVA It’s a strange phone call … Continue reading

  • May 22, 2013   BY Jenny Marder  

    Homes, trees and cars damaged by Monday’s tornado are seen by early morning light near Telephone Road and SW 4th Street in Moore, Okla., on Tuesday, May 21. Photo by Steve Sisney, The Oklahoman / On Tuesday, the violent … Continue reading

  • May 20, 2013   BY Cat Wise  

    Correspondent Spencer Michels talks with the co-founders of Civic Insight, a technology startup aimed at helping cities like New Orleans tackle an ugly problem — blight by makes real-time government data about a community’s underutilized spaces.
    Continue reading