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Matt Ehrichs is a general assignment producer for the PBS NewsHour. He is also co-creator of the award-winning web series, ScienceScope. Before joining the broadcast and digital production team, Matt provided mentor and creative support to the next generation of storytellers with the PBS NewsHour Student Reporting Labs.
Only two species of yeast --- ale yeast and lager yeast -- have been used for traditional beer brewing over the last 600 years. A lab in North Carolina may have found a third in the strangest place: On bees…
The Affordable Care Act withstood a Republican effort to "repeal and replace," but there are problems with the current law that lawmakers acknowledge need to be addressed. We meet a few Americans who have concerns about Obamacare. Then Mary Agnes…
How will the Republican health care plan affect insurance coverage and costs if the Affordable Care Act replacement becomes law? We share stories of Americans likely to be affected, including a small business owner and her employees, and an unemployed…
The PBS NewsHour asked people if they were concerned or encouraged by possible, future changes to the Affordable Care Act. More than 1,000 people responded from across the country -- from Maine to Missouri and California.
A North Carolina startup grows "biocement" bricks to circumvent the hefty load of fossil fuels needed for normal cement.
Coral bleaching threatens a third of the planet's reef ecosystems, but can these creatures adapt? Take a voyage deep into the Atlantic Ocean, as the Nekton Mission searches for an answer.
A nonprofit company is engineering robots to cull invasive lionfish, a detrimental species in the Atlantic Ocean.
Rescue dogs are super-smellers, and the motley crew of scientists is figuring out why.
Smells are normally invisible, but this lab in Colorado uses lasers to bring odors to life. The research is part of a nationwide project to build a robot that can smell.
Since the summer of 2012, when the city recorded the nation's highest homicide count, shootings have become a large part of an ongoing discussion about relations between the police and residents, neighborhood safety and gun control legislation.
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