A recent study by Duke University found that carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE), a superbug with a mortality rate of nearly 50 percent, is on the rise. Continue reading
Why does the U.S. lag behind the rest of the world’s industrialized nations when it comes to its family leave policy? What is the potential social, economic and public health impact? How are individual states and companies addressing the problem on their own? Could their solutions be implemented nationwide? PBS NewsHour will host a Twitter chat on this topic from 1-2 p.m. EDT Thursday, Aug. 14. Continue reading
Recent cases of water contamination, including an algae bloom in Lake Erie and a chemical leak in West Virginia, has stirred new worries about the state of our drinking water. Hari Sreenivasan talks to David Beckman of the Pisces Foundation, who recently wrote an op-ed in The New York Times about drinking water threats. Continue reading
A Pentagon official says a team of U.S. Army Special Forces were flown atop Sinjar Mountain in northern Iraq to get a firsthand look at possible ways to rescue stranded Iraqi civilians suffering from thirst and hunger. Continue reading
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Postal Service lost $2 billion this spring despite increasing its volume and charging consumers more money to send mail, officials said Monday.
Maryam Mirzakhani, a mathematics professor at Stanford University in California, is the first woman to receive the Fields Medal — considered the “Nobel Prize” of mathematics — since the award was established in 1936. Continue reading
Husky-voiced actress Lauren Bacall, who leapt to fame after starring in her first movie at age 19, died Tuesday in New York City at the age of 89. Continue reading
The Pentagon is sending 130 more military advisers to northern Iraq to help local forces in their escalating fight against Islamic militants, officials said Tuesday.