Science

  • March 2, 2005  

    Tennessee has tried to tackle the skyrocketing costs of Medicaid for more than a decade and now their program, TennCare, faces major financial problems. The following is an extended transcript of David Shepard, a Democratic state representative, discussing the effort with NewsHour health correspondent Susan Dentzer. Continue reading

  • February 28, 2005  

    Some scientists have discovered a set of “anti-aging” genes in animals that — when manipulated — have similar life-extending effects as calorie-restrictive diets. Correspondent Tom Bearden reports on the research into the relationship between genes and aging. Continue reading

  • February 24, 2005   BY Admin 

    The Spirit rover on Mars has found a sulfur-infused rock that gives the most compelling evidence yet of how water affected the planet’s surface, while the European Space Agency’s orbiting probe has photographed proof of an underground frozen sea. Continue reading

  • February 22, 2005   BY Admin 

    Harvard President Lawrence Summers faced intense criticism for remarks he made about the shortage of women in the sciences and engineering at a Jan. 14 closed-door conference. Continue reading

  • February 22, 2005  

    Harvard University President Lawrence Summers continues to feel the heat over controversial remarks he made at a conference last month. Continue reading

  • February 22, 2005  

    Harvard University President Lawrence Summers continues to feel the heat over controversial remarks he made at a conference last month. Continue reading

  • February 18, 2005  

    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and National Review editor Rich Lowry discuss the appointment of John Negroponte as the new director of national intelligence, Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan’s comments about Social Security and the brewing fight over judicial nominees. Continue reading

  • February 16, 2005  

    The Kyoto Treaty, signed in 1997 to combat global warming, went into effect Wednesday. Gwen Ifill leads a discussion on the newly enacted treaty and the U.S. decision not to participate. Continue reading

  • February 16, 2005  

    Scientists around the world are looking to coral reefs for the next big medical breakthrough. Correspondent Betty Ann Bowser explores the potential of these “rainforests of the sea” to provide the raw materials for life-saving drugs in the second of a two-part series on coral reefs. Continue reading

  • February 10, 2005  

    Hewlett-Packard Co. appointed an interim chief executive Thursday to replace Carly Fiorina, who was ousted Wednesday amid differences with the computer company’s board. A report on Fiorina’s rise and fall. Continue reading