• January 16, 2013   BY Rebecca Jacobson  

    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

  • November 29, 2012   BY Rebecca Jacobson and Jenny Marder  

    After five years spent documenting the behavior of glaciers, photographer James Balog has concluded that the term “glacial pace” is an oxymoron. Once, his teammates saw a chunk of ice roughly the size of southern Manhattan — from 34th Street … Continue reading

  • November 8, 2012   BY Rebecca Jacobson  

    Louis Uccellini, head of environmental prediction for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, explains the unique challenges of tracking Hurricane Sandy. Update: 6:15 p.m. ET | As Superstorm Sandy barreled its way west from the Caribbean to the Mid-Atlantic states … Continue reading

  • September 28, 2012   BY News Desk  

    Who says a car needs a driver? California Gov. Jerry Brown signed a law on Tuesday that makes it legal for driverless cars to travel on state highways. This opens California roads to the cars — an important step for … Continue reading

  • September 27, 2012   BY Rebecca Jacobson  

    On Sept. 16, after five years of trying, a female giant panda at Smithsonian’s National Zoo finally gave birth to her second cub. Zookeepers were overjoyed; director Dennis Kelly called it “a great day for pandas.” But a week later, … Continue reading

  • September 7, 2012   BY Jenny Marder  

    At Florida International University, 12 giant fans mimic the intensity of a Category 5 hurricane, pummeling rooftops, building materials and solar panels with winds reaching 157 miles per hour. A team of researchers led by civil engineer Arindam Gan Chowdhury … Continue reading

  • September 6, 2012   BY Saskia de Melker and Mike Fritz  

    Gerardo Torres used to be afraid every day for his life. “I was very careful when I was driving around not to make any mistakes or bring any attention from the police,” he said. For the past 20 years, he … Continue reading

  • August 24, 2012   BY Rebecca Jacobson  

    [ DUE TO RIGHTS RESTRICTIONS, VIDEO IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE ] National Geographic magazine’s September issue looks at the impact of steadily warming temperatures and changing weather patterns on severe storms, droughts, forest fires and other extreme weather events. This … Continue reading

  • August 16, 2012   BY David Pelcyger  

    On the Joides Resolution research vessel, a team of scientists study the Earth’s climate history by drilling deep into the ocean floor and analyzing the deep sea dirt. Two weeks ago the ship docked in Newfoundland, but while it was … Continue reading

  • August 13, 2012   BY Christina Bellantoni and Katelyn Polantz  

    In this week’s Political Checklist, I chatted with senior correspondents Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff about Mitt Romney’s selection of Rep. Paul Ryan as his running mate. Gwen made the all-important point that voters ultimately don’t make their decision based … Continue reading

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