In our NewsHour Shares moment of the day, when two black bears were burned in a California wildfire, veterinarians used a treatment never tried before on animals.
Stephen Hawking overcame the loss of his working limbs and voice to become the best-known theoretical physicist of his era, upending the scientific consensus that nothing escapes the intense gravity of black holes. Earning countless honors, he used his fame…
By Nsikan Akpan
Stephen Hawking, one of the world's most recognizable scientists, died early Wednesday morning. He was 76.
A new study shows a strong relationship between Arctic warming and the most extreme winter weather in the eastern United States, dating back to 1990.
By William J. Kinsella, The Conversation
During the Cold War, the U.S. built nuclear weapons at a network of secretive sites across the nation. Some are still heavily polluted and threaten public health today.
In our NewsHour Shares moment of the day, Swedish photographer Henrik Trygg captured the eerie, beautiful sounds of bending ice when he filmed his friend Mårten Ajne skating on a freshly frozen lake.
By Julia Griffin
When skating on less than two inches of frozen water, plan ahead, be prepared and make sure it is the right kind of ice.
By Teresa Carey, Nsikan Akpan
When the flu strikes, many rush to the doctor for Tamiflu, but there is debate over the complications it can treat.
By Larry Greenemeier, Scientific American
False news -- inaccurate information presented as truth or opinion presented as fact -- is 70 percent more likely to be retweeted than information that faithfully reports actual events, according to a new study from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
By Jane Ferguson, Alessandro Pavone
Desert sand is slowly taking over Somalia. Just six years after the last major drought emergency, the rains have failed again -- a devastating trend in a country where around 80 percent of people make their living on the land.
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