Science

  • January 31, 2013  

    The New York Times fell victim to a four-month cyber attack by Chinese hackers who cracked passwords to more than 50 email accounts, including those of top reporters. Ray Suarez talks with Times reporter Nicole Perlroth and Grady Summers, vice president of the cyber security company hired to investigate the attacks. Continue reading

  • January 30, 2013    

    At this part of the ice sheet in Greenland, where the loss of winter snow during each melt season exposes dirty bare ice, the surface reflectivity drops from 85 percent to 30 percent, Box found in one of his studies. … Continue reading

  • January 28, 2013    

    This artist’s concept shows the Euclid spacecraft, which will launch to an orbit around the sun-Earth Lagrange point L2. Image by ESA/C. Carreau. Update: Jan 29 | This week, NASA announced that it will partner with the European Space Agency … Continue reading

  • January 27, 2013    

    DAVOS, Switzerland — One of the topics that’s come to the fore at the World Economic Forum over the last decade of meetings is global climate change. A conference bringing thousands of people from across the planet to a little … Continue reading

  • January 25, 2013    

    Recology collects about 1,200 tons of garbage every day in “the pit” before it is hauled to a landfill. According to Recology, over the last eight years, San Francisco has reduced the amount of trash it is sending to the … Continue reading

  • January 25, 2013    

    Reconstruction of a Neanderthal at Mettmann, Germany’s Neanderthal Museum. Photo by Stefan Scheer, Courtesy Wikimedia. Who doesn’t love a good story about a cloned Neanderthal baby? As they flickered across the web this week, I read them all, and was … Continue reading

  • January 25, 2013  

    San Francisco is trying to become the first city with zero waste. By requiring residents and businesses to separate compostable items such as food scraps, as well as recyclable items, NewsHour correspondent Spencer Michels reports that the city has already reduced a huge amount of garbage from ending up in landfills. Continue reading

  • January 23, 2013    

    Koki Ito, a postdoctoral researcher at Johns Hopkins University, inserts DNA containing a mutated DISC1 gene into a mouse fetus. Schizophrenia and other serious mental illnesses typically manifest during young adulthood or late adolescence. But what causes a person to … Continue reading

  • January 22, 2013    

    Photo by Epoxydude via Getty Images.   The NewsHour has partnered with Next Avenue, a new PBS website that offers articles, blogs and other critical information for adults over 50. Paul Solman: What follows is of a personal nature and … Continue reading

  • January 22, 2013  

    In other news Tuesday, House Republicans readied to vote on a plan to raise the nation’s debt ceiling through May 19th. Rep. Paul Ryan said they wanted to shift focus to making major spending cuts. Also, parts of the Midwest are in a deep freeze, with temperatures dipping to minus 30 degrees Fahrenheit. Continue reading