Rashmi Shivni is science and social media news assistant for PBS NewsHour.
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Science May 105 things you never knew about the New Horizons mission to Pluto
NASA New Horizons mission leader Alan Stern and astrobiologist David Grinspoon divulge the most intimate accounts of the decades of planning needed for the Pluto probe in the new book “Chasing New Horizons.”…
Science May 04WATCH: NASA launches InSight, the first lander for peering deep into Mars
InSight could become the first probe to dig deep into Mars' interior to explore how the Red Planet’s geology evolved over billions of years, including the planet’s so-called “marsquakes.”…
Science Apr 26Which are smarter, cats or dogs? We asked a scientist
Are cats smarter? Or are dogs? When scientists counted the brain cells in these animals, there was a clear winner. But the latest research on animal intelligence challenges all of the old-school notions of what it means to be smart.
Science Mar 30These 3D-printed homes could provide shelter to the world’s most vulnerable people
These 3D-printed homes can be built in under 24 hours for as low as $4,000. They're designed to help solve the world's homelessness and housing problems.
Science Mar 06How to save energy in your home with these smart, affordable upgrades
Five experts provided their recommendations for smart upgrades to help improve your standard of living by making your home a little "smarter."…
Science Feb 28Inside the study showing conservatives retweeted Russian trolls 30 times more often than liberals
Computational social scientists found that 40,000 American Twitter users retweeted Russian trolls more than 80,000 times in a single month before the 2016 election.
Science Feb 05WATCH: SpaceX launches the Falcon Heavy, the rocket that could go to Mars
SpaceX's Falcon Heavy has a history-making test launch on February 6.
Science Jan 24Finding a complete dolphin skeleton to study isn’t easy, unless you have a dolphin graveyard
This dolphin and whale graveyard may hold the secrets to cetacean lifestyles.
Science Jan 19How a massive database could help people find their enslaved ancestors
To help families and scholars, search for enslaved individuals and their descendants, Michigan State University researchers are launching a new project called "Enslaved: The People of the Historic Slave Trade."…
Science Jan 182017, a year of extreme disasters, was also one of the hottest on record
Scientists worry that the extreme weather events seen in 2017 will only get worse as the planet heats up.