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Scientists trace cancer-causing chemical in drinking water back to methadone. (from PBS NewsHour)
Methadone reacts chemically with a disinfectant used at a third of U.S. wastewater treatment plants to create a carcinogen.
May 28, 2015 at 3:00 pm
Scientists gave tomato plants a way to make giant flowers. The plants responded by growing giant tomatoes. (from NOVA Next)
By editing a gene likely exploited during domestication, scientists create plants that produce giant tomatoes.
May 28, 2015 at 1:03 pm
Bored with plain eggs for breakfast? This quick egg dish spices up the morning with Indian curry flavors. (via PBS Food)
Make this masala omelette recipe that uses the Indian curry flavors of cilantro, coriander, cumin and chilies. Get the recipe on PBS Food.
May 28, 2015 at 10:00 am
QUIZ: Can you define these Scripps National Spelling Bee words? (From PBS NewsHour)
With the Scripps National Spelling Bee underway this week, take our quiz and see if you can define the words that may appear during this year's competition.
May 28, 2015 at 4:34 am
Researchers use brain scans to hunt for Alzheimer’s cause (From PBS NewsHour)
Now researchers are adding tau brain scans to an ambitious study that's testing if an experimental drug might help healthy but at-risk people stave off Alzheimer's. Whether that medication works or not, it's the first drug study where scientists can track how both of Alzheimer's signature markers be…
May 28, 2015 at 12:00 am
This Cherry Spinach Salad recipe is sweet with a touch of tartness. (via PBS Food)
This cherry spinach salad recipe is perfect for those early summer days. It is sweet with a touch of tartness.
May 27, 2015 at 10:00 pm
What Social Security has yet to get right: It’s your maximum age of life that matters. More from PBS NewsHour:
Social Security is an insurance company. It's taking money from us and promising insurance benefits in exchange. But insurance companies don't go out of their way to encourage people to ignore risks and focus on average outcomes.
May 27, 2015 at 9:00 pm
The same virus that causes cold sores can sometimes infect your brain. And what it does up there is really wacky.
New video from NOVA's Gross Science!
There are 8 types of herpes and you probably have one right now.
May 27, 2015 at 8:00 pm
Which of these could be conscious?
1. A person in a vegetative state
2. The internet
3. A cat
Discover the surprising science of self-awareness via NOVA Next. #NOVANext
By studying different states of awareness, we’re narrowing in on what it means to be conscious.
May 27, 2015 at 7:00 pm
Ask the Headhunter: Did you lie about your salary to get a job?
(From PBS NewsHour)
People need to realize that if they want their salary history to stay confidential, they have every right to keep it so. Likewise, employers have every right to expect your honesty when you do provide the information.
May 27, 2015 at 6:00 pm
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