Alan Alda had an unusual childhood, but it helped him hone his identity as a communicator. As his mother suffered from mental illness, he became a close observer of people, their faces and body language, which led him toward becoming…
How 300 scientists in 12 countries across four continents detected one of the universe's most elusive particles.
By Miles O'Brien
Science correspondent Miles O’Brien joins us from the atmosphere above Southern California, where NASA engineers leverage state-of-the-art technology to measure methane. Released through oil and gas production, livestock emissions, and organic waste, methane is about 85 times more potent at…
By Wendy D. Roth, The Conversation
Genetic ancestry tests reinforce what you want to believe rather than offering objective, scientific proof of who you are.
By PBS NewsHour
Heat waves broke records around the world this week. While Burbank airport in California touched 114 degrees, Montreal in Canada recorded a high of 97.9 degrees. In Glasgow, Scotland, the temperature was a record-breaking 89.4 degrees on June 28 and…
By Amanda Grennell
Two summers ago, Zika virus infected more than half a million people and caused more than 3,700 birth defects in the Americas. Then, the virus nosedived. With the weather warming and mosquitoes out, how much do we need to worry…
By Amanda Grennell
Spiders don’t have wings, but they can fly across entire oceans on long strands of silk. For more than a century, scientists thought it was the wind that carried them, but a new study shows the Earth’s electric field can…
By Anthony J. Marchese, Dan Zimmerle, The Conversation
A new study suggests that methane emissions from oil and gas operations are much higher than current EPA estimates.
A year ago, Google’s Gmail said it stopped its practice of scanning users’ inboxes to personalize ads. But it still allows outside app developers to scan inboxes, according to a Wall Street Journal report. John Yang talks with tech reporter…
By Julia Griffin
In our NewsHour Shares video of the day, this high-flying technology offers brand new insights into humpback whales and ocean science.
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