Researchers in Italy are now using modern medical technology to shed more light on the ancient mystery of the volcanic eruption that destroyed Pompeii. NewsHour's Megan Thompson reports.
Once you’re a scientist, you’re always a scientist, and Pope Francis was once a scientist. In recent years, the pope’s outspoken views on issues like the environment seem to reveal his familiarity with life in a lab. Some scientists applaud…
By Mike Fritz
By Michelle Harven
For the first time, Alabama students will be required to learn about evolution and climate change after the State Board of Education unanimously voted to update the science standard for 2016. The last time the science standards was updated was…
By Carey Reed
For centuries, the indigenous Mixtec people of Mexico's Oaxaca region have used the purple dye that comes from milking a sea snail to make their brightly colored clothing, but the snail – and their way of life – is in…
By Laura Santhanam
There aren’t always clear-cut reasons for why scientists and the general public don’t always see eye-to-eye on things like climate change or the safety of childhood vaccines and genetically modified foods, new research suggests.
By Kenzi Abou-Sabe
On Saturday, Philae, the European Space Agency's comet lander, communicated with its team on Earth for the first time since going into hibernation in November of last year.
By PBS NewsHour
In the United States, the number of college students pursuing degrees in math and science fields lags well behind dozens of industrialized countries. The numbers are even smaller for women and people of color. But one program is using robotics…
A male astronomer's offhand comment during an interview prompted a social media outcry over the weekend when female scientists around the world took to Twitter using the hashtag #GirlsWithToys.
By PBS NewsHour
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