Science

  • 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

  • January 18, 2013    

    Delegates gathered in Geneva this week to negotiate for a global treaty to regulate the toxic chemical mercury. Photo by Flickr via Radioactive Rosca. I want to call your attention to a blog on “issues relevant to mercury pollution,” run … Continue reading

  • January 17, 2013  

    Pre-trial hearings against Army Pfc. Bradley Manning have ended. Manning is accused of "aiding the enemy" by leaking thousands of classified military documents, many of which were published on WikiLeaks. Hari Sreenivasan talks Arun Rath, a reporter for PBS’ Frontline and PRI’s The World, about what happened in the courtroom Continue reading

  • January 16, 2013    

    This is an edited version of a video produced by Jill Granger. To view the original video, click here. Carrie Lewis and Kelly Steele’s fifth grade students slide and spin across the classroom floor, doing the hustle, the robot and … Continue reading

  • January 15, 2013    

    Harper Reed’s unorthodox vibe has been well-documented. His role in orchestrating the digital strategy for the re-election of President Obama as the campaign’s Chief Technology Officer cemented his place in political history. So when he popped into the NewsHour studios … Continue reading

  • January 14, 2013    

    NewsHour archive photo NewsHour is launching a new series highlighting science and math teachers, kindergarten through high school, across the country who are using innovative teaching methods in the classroom. Each month, we’ll publish an original video feature of a … Continue reading

  • January 14, 2013    

    Since the last Kepler catalog was released in February 2012, the number of candidates discovered in the Kepler data has increased by 20 percent and now totals 2,740 potential planets orbiting 2,036 stars. Image by NASA. In case you missed … Continue reading

  • January 14, 2013  

    Aaron Swartz, prodigy co-developer of RSS code and the website Reddit, faced federal charges for distributing articles from a subscription-based database. Swartz committed suicide at the age of 26. Margaret Warner talks to Wired magazine’s Kevin Poulsen about Swartz’s advocacy to make data available to the public online. Continue reading

  • January 11, 2013    

    This partial world map shows Google.org Flu Trends. Red indicates the most intense flu activity. Orange is moderate, yellow is low and green is minimal. Image by Google. The NewsHour has the flu. Or a really bad cold. Or some … Continue reading