Below is an extended transcript excerpt from the Autism Now series, edited for length, relevance and clarity, with Dr. David Amaral, research director at the MIND Institute at the University of California, Davis, on the causes of autism.
By Vanessa Dennis, Miles O'Brien
The nuclear crisis in Japan has evoked memories of the Chernobyl meltdown, the worst nuclear accident in history. Miles O'Brien and crew returned last week to survey the scene, 25 years later.
Dr. Zoltan Takacs hunts deadly snakes around the world in search of their venom. Once he's captured the reptile's poison, he brings it back to his Chicago lab where he studies the neurotoxins. Takacs is also photographer and takes advantage…
The treatment of severe brain injuries has garnered increased attention in the wake of the shooting of Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords.
The results from a new global survey show U.S. students are falling behind much of the world in reading, math and science. Gwen Ifill speaks with Education Secretary Arne Duncan about the results and the the state of American schools.
Since October, more than 300 people have been killed by volatile volcano Mount Merapi's eruptions. Miles O'Brien reports from the village of Yogyakarta on the science and superstition surrounding the most-active volcano in Indonesia.
How close are we to being replaced by robots? NewsHour Science Correspondent Miles O'Brien reports on efforts to engineer robots that are eerily similar to humans and animals.
Scientists have created an "invisibility cloak" that can hide a tiny object from infrared light.
From a bedroom in the San Francisco Bay area, Salman Khan is using the Web to teach math and science to millions. Spencer Michels reports on how the non-profit Kahn Academy is providing educational materials through its free YouTube video…
As 2009 wound to a close, the PBS NewsHour asked scientists and science journalists to discuss the most significant science stories of the year.
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