Archaeologists uncover a new species of hominid near where and when human ancestor Lucy lived. Continue reading
Guess which U.S. city was hit hardest by heavy rainfall over the last half century. Continue reading
In the Netherlands, the approach, known as “comprehensive sex education,” starts as early as age 4. You’ll never hear an explicit reference to sex in a kindergarten class. The goal is bigger than that. It’s about having open, honest conversations about love and relationships.
Methadone reacts chemically with a disinfectant used at a third of U.S. wastewater treatment plants to create a carcinogen. Continue reading
Now researchers are adding tau brain scans to an ambitious study that’s testing if an experimental drug might help healthy but at-risk people stave off Alzheimer’s. Whether that medication works or not, it’s the first drug study where scientists can track how both of Alzheimer’s signature markers begin building up in older adults before memory ever slips. Continue reading
The PBS NewsHour science team takes a field trip to the U.S. Botanic Garden to learn about roots. Continue reading
In a galaxy far, far away — specifically 12.5 billion years from Earth — shines the light of over 300 trillion suns.
For most of the week, hundreds of clean-up workers have collected globs of black goo and scrubbed rocks coated with the sticky substance to restore a California beach that was contaminated with oil. Continue reading
Over the past 20 years, we’ve seen plenty of blue collar jobs outsourced to machines — from auto assembly to customer service. Now, as computers, equipped with artificial intelligence, increasingly take over “information jobs,” tasks that were once reserved for … Continue reading
More than 1,000 bottlenose dolphins have died off the Gulf Coast since 2010, the year a massive Deepwater Horizon spill spewed millions of gallons of oil and chemicals. A new study by researchers at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration examines why. The NewsHour’s William Brangham joins Judy Woodruff to discuss the findings. Continue reading