In our NewsHour Shares moment of the day, as the city of Alexandria, Virginia, develops new construction projects, a team of archaeologists is on hand to help preserve a particularly remarkable discovery: three ships from the 1700s hidden in the…
By Fedor Kossakovski
Science correspondent Miles O’Brien and series producer Cameron Hickey have been researching junk news on the internet since the election, uncovering important storylines close to home.
By Fedor Kossakovski
The International Thwaites Glacier Collaboration — a new $25 million mission of a breadth and depth rarely seen in climate science research — wants to nail down a much better estimate of global sea level rise.
By Ivette Feliciano, Zachary Green
Residents of Guayama, home to Puerto Rico’s only coal-burning power plant for 15 years, have been diagnosed with cancer, heart and respiratory diseases that they fear are related to coal ash exposure. Ivette Feliciano reports on the concerns of Puerto…
By Nsikan Akpan, Hannah Grabenstein
This week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said the prevalence of autism is slightly higher than previously thought, but does it mean autism is becoming more common?…
By Rashmi Shivni
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.
By Lee Billings, Scientific American
The European Space Agency’s Gaia mission has released a catalog, the most detailed to date, of more than 1.5 billion stars in the Milky Way galaxy.
By Miles O'Brien
Facebook’s news feed algorithm learns in great detail what we like, and then strives to give us more of the same -- and it's that technology that can be taken advantage of to spread junk news like a virus. Science…
More than 1,300 U.S. men fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan have suffered devastating injuries to the genitals, affecting self-esteem and identity. Now surgeons in Baltimore say they have performed a transplant of a penis, scrotum and part of the abdominal…
EPA chief Scott Pruitt's troubles in Washington have “echoes in his past” when he was attorney general of Oklahoma, according to The New York Times. It found that Pruitt purchased a home from a lobbyist using a shell company that…
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