Science

  • June 24, 2004  

    Authorities arrested a former America Online engineer yesterday for allegedly selling the e-mail addresses of 92 million AOL customers to companies sending unsolicited commercial e-mail. Jeffrey Brown discusses the alleged spam scam with David Bennahum, media and technology columnist for Slate magazine. Continue reading

  • June 21, 2004   BY Admin 

    The first privately funded spacecraft punched the outer edge of the Earth’s atmosphere before safely gliding back to Earth Monday in front of a crowd gathered to watch the historic flight. Continue reading

  • June 3, 2004  

    A group of prominent American scientists recently wrote a report accusing the Bush administration of “misrepresenting and suppressing scientific knowledge for political purposes.” Jeffrey Kaye explores the intersection of politics and science on one North Carolina pig farm. Continue reading

  • June 2, 2004  

    Scientists are learning more than ever before about the structure and properties of the Earth’s crust and upper mantle — bringing them to the brink of discoveries about earthquakes that could one day save millions of lives. Continue reading

  • June 1, 2004  

    Terrorism suspect Jose Padilla plotted to use natural gas to blow up U.S. apartment buildings, according to newly declassified documents released by the Justice Department Tuesday. Margaret Warner discusses the government’s case against Padilla with New York Times reporter Eric Lichtblau. Continue reading

  • May 26, 2004  

    The largest group of periodical cicadas — called Brood X — emerged this month after 17 years underground. Jeffrey Brown investigates the biology and culture of these cyclical insects. Continue reading

  • May 20, 2004  

    The NewsHour’s Science Unit examines how climate change could affect large numbers of species. Continue reading

  • May 11, 2004   BY Admin 

    Environmental Protection Agency chief Mike Leavitt signed new regulations Tuesday aimed at cutting pollutants from diesel engines in off-road vehicles such as farming and construction equipment by 90 percent over the next eight years. Continue reading

  • May 5, 2004  

    The commission Congress created to investigate the security of electronic voting machines said the software is not reliable enough for use in the 2004 presidential election. Spencer Michels looks at the controversy in California over electronic voting methods. Continue reading

  • April 30, 2004  

    Google, the Web search engine so popular its name became a verb, announced an Initial Public Offering and said it would sell its stock through an innovative Internet auction. Spencer Michels looks at this latest move. Ray Suarez follows up with Charlene Li, a technology and media marketing analyst for Forrester Research. Continue reading