Science

  • July 16, 2012   BY  

    Washington’s Quileute tribe, thrust into the spotlight by the “Twilight” series,’ has been struggling to reclaim land threatened by floods and sea level rise. Together with KCTS9 and EarthFix, NewsHour visited the tribe to hear their story. Continue reading

  • July 16, 2012    

    Washington’s Quileute tribe, thrust into the spotlight by the “Twilight” series,’ has been in a struggle to reclaim land threatened by floods and sea level rise. Together with KCTS9 and EarthFix, NewsHour visited the tribe to hear their story. Continue reading

  • July 13, 2012    

    Last week, a powerful “derecho” storm hammered the mid-Atlantic region, snuffing out power during the peak of a sweltering heat wave for nearly a week in some homes. Days later, our science correspondent Miles O’Brien traveled to Austin, Tex. to … Continue reading

  • July 13, 2012  

    Miles O’Brien examines power grid reliability in a neighborhood near Austin, Texas that uses “smart grid” technology to track – and control – its energy consumption. Continue reading

  • July 12, 2012    

    University of Oregon archaeologist Dennis Jenkins holds three ancient tools known as Western Stemmed projectiles from the Paisley Caves in Oregon. Photo by Jim Barlow. It was long thought that the Clovis people were the first North American human settlers, … Continue reading

  • July 12, 2012    

    From a gigantic rainbow serpent fashioned out of recycled jerry cans to a painting of girls dancing against a Milky Way backdrop, the exhibit “African Cosmos: Stellar Arts” examines how African artists through time have looked to the sky, the … Continue reading

  • July 12, 2012   BY  

    From a gigantic rainbow serpent fashioned out of recycled jerry cans to a painting of girls dancing against a Milky Way backdrop, the Smithsonian’s “African Cosmos: Stellar Arts” exhibit examines how African artists through time have looked to the sky, the sun, the moon and the stars for inspiration. Continue reading

  • July 12, 2012    

    News broke late last night that the Yahoo Voices service was hacked, exposing more than 450,000 usernames and passwords. If you’d like to check whether your email address was included we’ve built this tool: Type in your username or email … Continue reading

  • July 12, 2012  

    Do “likes” on Facebook translate to votes? Howard Kurtz and Lauren Ashburn of Daily-Download.com examine that issue with Ray Suarez and also explore why traditional news outlets are partnering with social media sites this election year. Continue reading

  • July 11, 2012    

    Wednesday we feature the second of our interview outtakes with inventor/author/futurist Ray Kurzweil. (Tuesday’s installment: the melding of man and machine.) In our broadcast story, which debuted on Making Sen$e Monday, Kurzweil explained that his recipe to combat aging entails … Continue reading