science and technology

  • February 1, 2013    

    Keep your computer safe from hackers. Before you click on a link in an email, ask yourself a few questions: do you recognize the domain name? Is your name spelled correctly in the email? What time was the email sent? … Continue reading

  • January 16, 2013    

    This is an edited version of a video produced by Jill Granger. To view the original video, click here. Carrie Lewis and Kelly Steele’s fifth grade students slide and spin across the classroom floor, doing the hustle, the robot and … Continue reading

  • January 1, 2013    

    A river rises in the Andes and flows east to the Amazon, Ucayali River in Peru. Photo by Bates Littlehales/National Geographic/Getty Images TARAPOTO, Peru — For tropical ecologist Gregory Asner, flying over the Peruvian Amazon from the town of Tarapoto … Continue reading

  • November 30, 2012    

    A type of sea slug, called a Spanish Shawl, or Flabellina iodinea. Photo by Kent Treptow. Welcome to Lunch in the Lab, a virtual platter of science news, delivered fresh by the NewsHour every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Consider this … Continue reading

  • November 28, 2012    

    A picture and model of Albert Einstein’s brain was on display during a preview of a March 2012 exhibition in London called “Brains: mind of matter.” Photo by Miguel Medina/AFP/Getty Images. Five years ago, while reviewing a paper that contained … Continue reading

  • November 26, 2012    

    The opening ceremony of the United Nations climate conference in Doha was held on Monday, launching the talks. Photo by Karim Jaafar/AFP/Getty Images. World leaders, climate scientists and activists are converging in oil-rich Qatar this week for the United Nations … Continue reading

  • November 21, 2012    

    Artist’s concept of NASA’s Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity rover. Photo by NASA/JPL-Caltech. Update: 1:30 p.m. ET | Science watchers are buzzing that NASA’s Curiosity rover has found something on Mars. But hell if anyone knows what it is. NPR’s Joe … Continue reading

  • November 19, 2012    

    A resident walks the debris filled beaches of Staten Island/ NewsHour photo by Brian Dentz NEW YORK — Life on the shore is precarious for New Yorkers in the seaside neighborhoods of Breezy Point, Staten Island and Coney Island. “We’re … Continue reading

  • November 19, 2012    

    A major new report by the World Bank predicts devastating malnutrition from depleted crop yields and rising seawater causing damaging floods with the poorest nations at the most risk if temperatures warm by 4 degrees Celsius (7.2 degrees Fahrenheit) from … Continue reading

  • September 17, 2012    

    Mei Xiang, the 14-year-old giant panda at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo, gave birth to her second cub on Sept 16. The cub does not yet have a name and will not be on display for the public for about six … Continue reading

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