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Isabella Isaacs-Thomas is a news assistant at the PBS NewsHour.
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Science Feb 17WATCH: NASA’s Perseverance rover lands on Mars
The mission, one of the space agency’s most ambitious yet, will seek to answer whether there is evidence that microbial life once existed on Mars.
Health Feb 04Why new coronavirus variants emerge, and what that means for you
New daily COVID-19 case counts are steadily falling in the United States. But experts are concerned that more transmissible variants of the coronavirus could reverse that progress.
Science Jan 25How this chemical engineer is hacking plastic production to promote sustainability
Many of the products we use today, especially ones made from plastic, rubber or other long-lasting materials, will outlive us for generations. Researchers like chemical engineer and 2020 MacArthur fellow Paul Dauenhauer are working on solutions that can offer us…
Nation Jan 22The data behind 9 big challenges facing Biden
President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris face a confluence of crises as they kick off their first 100 days in leadership.
Jan 06Photos: Scenes from the Capitol during the breach
Photographers captured the moment when some of the violent protesters got inside the U.S. Senate chamber and took a seat at the presiding officer’s chair, where Vice President Mike Pence was sitting earlier this afternoon.
Politics Jan 06PHOTOS: Inside the U.S. Capitol after extremist Trump supporters broke in
Photos captured scenes of people forcing their way into the building, as well as walking around slowly and taking pictures.
Health Dec 21How to care for your mental health in a difficult holiday season, according to therapists
Regardless of your circumstances, it’s likely that this moment is impacting your mental health in one way or another. Here are some tips.
Health Nov 23WATCH: What you need to know about Thanksgiving travel and COVID-19
As COVID-19 cases across the United States boom, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have advised Americans not to travel for Thanksgiving. So, what should millions of Americans keep in mind as they consider their holiday plans?…
World Nov 20How to help communities affected by Hurricanes Eta and Iota
Here are some organizations working to alleviate the crisis throughout the region, and others offering aid to specific communities in need.
Health Nov 18On Thanksgiving gatherings, public health officials say ‘don’t do it’
An overwhelming surge of the coronavirus is afflicting the United States at the very moment that extended families are considering if, and how, they can gather for the holidays. Public health experts have three words for you: “don’t do it.”…