Science

  • November 30, 2011    

    Photo by Elizabeth Shell. Recently, Puppet Underground and Occupy DC hosted a ‘Roving Kabaret’ (‘K’ as in K St., which is one of the locations where the organization has set up tent) of various theatrical troupes that support the Occupy … Continue reading

  • November 30, 2011    

    C. elegans worms, pictured above, are a model organism for studying cell behavior in space. Photo by Flickr via snickclunk. In December 2006, the Discovery space shuttle launched into orbit carrying a seven-member crew, its first Scandinavian astronaut and 400 … Continue reading

  • November 28, 2011    

    Mala Radhakrishnan is an assistant professor at Wellesley College and is the author of a book of poems about chemistry called “Atomic Romances, Molecular Dances.” Her aim is to use poetry, but also easy-to-understand analogies to teach such subjects as thermodynamics, kinetics and molecular reactions.
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  • November 28, 2011  

    What’s behind the long struggle to reach a new international agreement on reducing greenhouse gases? Margaret Warner and The Washington Post’s Juliet Eilperin preview the U.N.’s annual climate conference. Continue reading

  • November 26, 2011    

    Update November 26| The Mars Science Laboratory launched into space at 10 am on Saturday, beginning its nine-month, 354-million-mile journey to Mars. Upon arrival, the one-ton spacecraft will hurl through the Mars atmosphere and deploy a massive parachute and an … Continue reading

  • November 23, 2011  

    Tiny mussels are invading the Great Lakes, threatening the health of the waterways and the livelihoods of fishermen. Ash-har Quraishi of WTTW Chicago reports. Continue reading

  • November 22, 2011    

    Depending on where you live, the word startup has different connotations. For some, it means embarking on an adventure filled with unknown risk and ending in likely peril; for others, like those in our story on Tuesday’s NewsHour broadcast, it’s … Continue reading

  • November 22, 2011    

    Science panel: Get Ready for Extreme Weather A special report issued on Friday from the Nobel Prize-winning Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change focused on heat waves, floods, droughts, storms and other extreme weather events resulting from climate change. This was … Continue reading

  • November 21, 2011    

    Mary Hermes of the University of Minnesota, Duluth is a tribal language educator whose research focuses on preserving endangered languages like the Great Lakes region’s Ojibwe. Her team records, translates, transcribes and annotates conversations through the use of video technology, … Continue reading

  • November 21, 2011  

    In “Worm: The First Digital World War,” journalist Mark Bowden chronicles computer security experts’ campaign to detect and defeat a sophisticated new computer worm. Margret Warner and Bowden discuss the Conficker worm, which was first detected in 2008 and ultimately invaded at least 12 million computers worldwide. Continue reading