Science

  • May 1, 2012    

    Photo of the Onibus Hacker by Bruno Fernandes. There’s a buzz in the streets of Sao Paulo, Brazil. Actually, it’s more of a rumbling sound coming from the turbocharged Mercedes diesel engine on the Onibus Hacker, a coach-turned-activist transport carrying … Continue reading

  • May 1, 2012  

    Dr. Mark Carlson of Nebraska Surgical Research is developing a liquid bandage to stop bleeding quickly and potentially save lives in battlefield situations while also aiding future regenerative possibilities. This report was a collaboration with NET Nebraska and KQED San Francisco’s Quest science program. Continue reading

  • April 30, 2012    

    A team of scientists at Johns Hopkins University are developing self-assembling, three-dimensional nanostructures that can be used for targeted drug delivery. Think devices thick as a human hair that release liquid and micro grippers that grab tiny objects on command. … Continue reading

  • April 26, 2012    

    Is it inherent gender differences, subtle discrimination, the overwhelming “maleness” of the hard science fields? Experts have struggled for years to understand what’s keeping more women from entering physics, engineering and computer science. Judy Woodruff recently posed the question to … Continue reading

  • April 26, 2012  

    “If you completely shut out the entire feminine perspective on the world,” says Maria Klawe of Harvey Mudd College, “you’re going to have a different set of products.” Judy Woodruff and Klawe discuss why more women aren’t pursuing careers in hard sciences, and Klawe’s plans to bridge the gaps in engineering and computer science. Continue reading

  • April 25, 2012    

    A female lab technician pipettes liquid into test tubes. Photo by Apostrophe Productions. Shree Bose, who won the grand prize at this year’s Google Global Science Fair, credits her love of science to her big brother, Pinaki. As a child, … Continue reading

  • April 25, 2012    

    Updated April 28 This week on the NewsHour, we examined why women lag behind in some areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (also known as STEM). Judy Woodruff also interviewed Maria Klawe, president of Harvey Mudd College on the … Continue reading

  • April 25, 2012  

    Since 1980, Liberia has tackled a cycle of civil war, claiming over 200,000 lives while developing an impossible water crisis. In partnership with the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, correspondent Steve Sapienza and two local journalists unearth why the government and aid agencies can’t crack the country’s water problems. Continue reading

  • April 24, 2012    

    An unusually high number of dead dolphins – including stillborn and infant calves – have washed up along the Gulf of Mexico shores in the two years since the Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded into flames, unleashing tens of thousands … Continue reading

  • April 24, 2012  

    In other news Tuesday, another three Secret Service agents lost their jobs as a result of the ongoing prostitution scandal ahead of President Obama’s Colombia trip. A total of nine have now been forced out and three have been cleared. Also, a Kofi Annan spokesman accused Syria’s government of subverting U.N. observers’ efforts. Continue reading