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Science Jun 16Your next happy hour buzz, brought to you by bees
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…
Health Mar 23Did Obamacare help or hurt you?
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.
Science Mar 07Want to cut carbon emissions? Try growing cement bricks with bacteria
A North Carolina startup grows "biocement" bricks to circumvent the hefty load of fossil fuels needed for normal cement.
Science Jan 12Coral bleaching is killing reefs. Is the answer a great migration?
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.
Science Aug 24How do you stop invasive lionfish? Maybe with a robotic zapper
A nonprofit company is engineering robots to cull invasive lionfish, a detrimental species in the Atlantic Ocean.
Science Aug 12Inside the extraordinary nose of a search-and-rescue dog
Rescue dogs are super-smellers, and the motley crew of scientists is figuring out why.
Science Jun 09What a smell looks like
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.
Nation Aug 26Youth seek solutions as Chicago’s violent summer persists
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.
World Aug 21Malala hopeful that Pakistan will move past violence to a stronger democracy
Seventeen-year-old education activist and Pakistani native Malala Yousafzai says now is not the right time for anti-government protests in her home country, adding that the current government should be allowed to complete a five-year term to accomplish its big goals.
Science Jul 09Student science journalists tackle concussions, climate change and teaching physics
We asked young journalists in our Student Reporting Labs to find out how science affected their communities. They found fellow student athletes coping with the pain of multiple concussions, inspirational physics teachers who launch eggs with lighter fluid and citizen…