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.
American astronaut Sally Ride monitors control panels from the pilot’s chair on the flight deck in 1983. Photo by Apic/Getty Images. *Editor’s note: On Monday, PBS NewsHour science correspondent Miles O’Brien will serve as master of ceremonies at an event … Continue reading
Canadian Astronaut Chris Hadfield, who returned to Earth this week after four months on the International Space Station, fields questions on Thursday about his time in orbit. The astronaut whose unmatched commitment to connecting with the world while in orbit, … Continue reading
José Efraín Ríos Montt inside the courtroom where he is being tried for genocide and crimes against humanity. Photo by Xeni Jardin. Update: 2:50 p.m. ET | After seven weeks of testimony, a verdict may be reached today on the … Continue reading
Spencer Michels interviewed Dan Sudran from San Francisco’s Mission Science Workshop, who uses unlikely objects in an unlikely place to inspire kids about science. When San Francisco’s newly constructed Exploratorium opened this spring on a pier sticking out into San … Continue reading
Google leaders Eric Schmidt and Jared Cohen call the Internet “the world’s largest ungoverned space,” a space that is increasingly growing. The tech moguls outline their vision of a world universally connected to the Internet in their recent book, “The … Continue reading
Seattle’s Bullitt Center bills itself as the world’s greenest office building for its local and sustainable materials. Video courtesy of KCTS9/Earthfix Before skyscrapers, Seattle’s waterfront held little more than tide flats edged with evergreen forests. Those forests ran off the … Continue reading
Investigators study the scene on Boylston Street at the site of the second bomb explosion. Photo by John Tlumacki/The Boston Globe via Getty Images. A day after two blasts rocked the Boston Marathon finish line, investigators are scrambling to unearth … Continue reading