Science

  • April 26, 2011  

    A year after the Deepwater Horizon explosion touched off a massive oil leak that polluted the Gulf Coast, many residents remain angry and frustrated at the slow response of BP and the U.S. government. Tom Bearden reports from the Gulf on residents’ attitudes a year after the disaster began. Continue reading

  • April 26, 2011   BY Jenny Marder  

    The STAR detector at Brookhaven National Laboratory. This week, a team of researchers from the Brookhaven National Laboratory announced they had discovered helium’s twin particle, antihelium-4, the heaviest antimatter nucleus observed yet. So what does that mean, and why do … Continue reading

  • April 25, 2011   BY Rebecca Jacobson  

    *Graduate student Drew Gottula tests Dan Anderson’s ability to reach the controls in the cockpit while simulating g-forces during takeoff.* In the basement of the aerospace engineering department at the University of Colorado, a team of graduate students sit in … Continue reading

  • April 25, 2011   BY Jenny Marder  

    Can Fear Slow Time? When David Eagleman fell from the roof of an Albuquerque construction site, time seemed to slow down. Now 39, and an assistant professor of neuroscience at Baylor University, he is studying the brain’s biological clocks, using … Continue reading

  • April 22, 2011   BY Lauren Knapp  

    Earth Day was first celebrated on April 22, 1970, one year after an oil spill off the coast of Santa Barbara, Calif. leaked 100,000 barrels of oil into the ocean. At the time, it was the largest oil spill in … Continue reading

  • April 22, 2011   BY Jenny Marder  

    Imagine being able to see inside a star during the moments before it explodes. In the National Science Foundation’s* latest Science Nation piece, Science Correspondent Miles O’Brien shows us how Princeton University astrophysicist Adam Burrows uses computer generated, three-dimensional images … Continue reading

  • April 21, 2011   BY Paul Solman  

    Editor’s Note: This week President Obama has been crisscrossing the country, selling his budget plan to the American people. Meanwhile, Republican Representative Paul Ryan has been pitching his budget proposal to constituents in Wisconsin. We wanted to take a step … Continue reading

  • April 21, 2011   BY Hari Sreenivasan  

    The smart-phone world is buzzing over the fact that some iPhones store location data in your phones and keep a copy on the computers that sync with your devices. Two software developers have come up with a way to let … Continue reading

  • April 21, 2011   BY Saskia de Melker  

    In southern Louisiana, life revolves around the water. Half of Louisiana’s residents live in coastal areas, and nearly 30 percent of America’s seafood comes from the Gulf region. Jon Bowermaster’s latest documentary, “SOLA: Louisiana Water Stories”, looks at the relationship … Continue reading

  • April 21, 2011  

    In his new book, “A Hole at the Bottom of the Sea,” Washington Post reporter Joel Achenbach chronicles the 2010 struggle to stop what would become the nation’s worst off-shore oil spill. Hari Sreenivasan speaks with Achenbach about the battle to plug the BP Macondo well, the lessons learned and the future of deepwater drilling. Continue reading