Consuming media coverage of mass killings, whether via news or social media, creates a self-perpetuating cycle of mental distress, according to a new study.
By Mike Fritz, Deema Zein
Learn how these birds are faring against the threat of climate change, and what everyday life looks like inside their noisy and chaotic communities.
By PBS NewsHour
On April 24, the PBS NewsHour releases its first original podcast series, "The Last Continent," a four-part journey to Antarctica.
By PBS NewsHour
About 200 years ago, Antarctica was barely an idea. Today it’s a world of scientific possibility. How did we get here — and what will happen as climate change continues to threaten this pristine land and the creatures that call…
At least 16 tornadoes touched down over the weekend in parts of Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama, according to the National Weather Service. The twisters flattened several communities and the extreme weather caused at least eight deaths. Meanwhile, more dangerous…
By Megan Thompson, Mori Rothman
During last year’s search in Alabama’s Mobile River for the Clotilda -- the last known slave ship to arrive in the U.S. -- archaeologists also gathered data on all kinds of other artifacts that shed light on the area's rich…
President Trump announced a series of moves Friday aimed at boosting development of a new frontier of high-speed mobile networks. Known as 5G, as in the fifth generation of cellular networks, the technology could eventually offer speeds up to 100…
Imaging scientist Katie Bouman chats with the PBS NewsHour about how she crafted an algorithm that constructed the first ever photo of a black hole.
By Vicky Stein
The much-anticipated NASA Twins Study was released Thursday, more than three years since astronaut Scott Kelly returned from the International Space Station.
A black hole is a cosmic abyss with gravity of such intensity that nothing, not even light, escapes it. Now, for the first time, a team of astronomers has released an image of the space anomaly, which is created when…
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