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By PBS NewsHour
It is an entirely human condition to pine for the good old days, when candy cost a penny, hopscotch was the best way to spend recess and politicians actually talked to, not only at, one another. But as the…
By Gwen Ifill
By April Brown
Scientists have discovered fragments of the earliest known pterodactyloid -- ancient winged creatures with long skulls and necks, and short tails -- that existed on earth about 163 million years ago, longer than previously thought, according to a new study…
By Joshua Barajas
For centuries, the educated, wealthy and refined could be distinguished by their ability to put quill to parchment to create beautiful, flowing letters. The delicately formed cursive letters of the America’s Declaration of Independence helped form a nation. But that…
By Colleen Shalby
We want you to tell us about the spaces in your life that have, more or less, gone extinct.
By Rebecca Jacobson, Inside Energy
The sheer amount of bacteria in and on your body weighs three to four pounds, the same weight as the human brain. But overuse of antibiotics is threatening the microbes our guts need, and possibly giving rise to modern plagues.
Researchers are working to bring back extinct animals like the woolly mammoth and passenger pigeon, operating under the belief that reviving such species could restore vanishing habitats. But many biologists suggest these efforts should focus on endangered, rather than extinct,…
By Elizabeth Shell
On Earth Day, scientists want you to know that more and more animals are becoming extinct. More than 800 animals have gone extinct or extinct in the wild over the last 500 or so years, according to the International Union…
PBS NewsHour will hosted a a Twitter chat with the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History and the "Nations' T.Rex."…
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