A group of prominent American scientists recently wrote a report accusing the Bush administration of "misrepresenting and suppressing scientific knowledge for political purposes." Jeffrey Kaye explores the intersection of politics and science on one North Carolina pig farm.
Scientists are learning more than ever before about the structure and properties of the Earth's crust and upper mantle -- bringing them to the brink of discoveries about earthquakes that could one day save millions of lives.
The largest group of periodical cicadas -- called Brood X -- emerged this month after 17 years underground. Jeffrey Brown investigates the biology and culture of these cyclical insects.
The NewsHour's Science Unit examines how climate change could affect large numbers of species.
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Environmental Protection Agency chief Mike Leavitt signed new regulations Tuesday aimed at cutting pollutants from diesel engines in off-road vehicles such as farming and construction equipment by 90 percent over the next eight years.
The commission Congress created to investigate the security of electronic voting machines said the software is not reliable enough for use in the 2004 presidential election. Spencer Michels looks at the controversy in California over electronic voting methods.
More than two months after NASA announced it will no longer service the Hubble Space Telescope, scientists and the general public are still hoping the agency will change its mind.
Since 1990, the Hubble Space Telescope has been supplying scientists with reams of information about our universe. Tom Bearden reports that, despite its successes, safety concerns may prevent NASA from making the necessary repairs to the telescope.
NASA scientists announced Tuesday that they believe the Mars rover Opportunity has found what used to be a briny pool of standing water at least 2 inches deep.
Worries that the mercury in certain fish could harm young children prompted the government Friday to issue new guidelines for eating fish.
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