ScienceScope is a NewsHour digital series. ScienceScope, which won the 2016 AAAS Kavli Science Journalism Silver Award in the television spot news / feature reporting category, takes a deep dive into the process of scientific discovery, exploring the nitty-gritty in short, digestible, music-filled video bites.
By Nsikan Akpan, Jamie Leventhal
A new book explains how simple inventions, like the New York City pizza oven, allow certain food producers to dominate their global supply chains.
Math can solve your eternal questions of ordering pizza and explain why folding your pizza is always the strongest move.
By Nsikan Akpan, Julia Griffin, Jamie Leventhal
These pathogens don’t actually last for days or weeks outside the body, but you should still be proactive in protecting yourself from their spread.
By Julia Griffin, Nsikan Akpan
What everyone needs to know about why these fires are spreading so quickly so late in the year, and how to protect your homes and businesses from them.
By Nsikan Akpan
Humanity only has a handful of decades to determine the future of our planet.
Asian elephants are 10 times more endangered than African savanna elephant and facing a new serious threat. Poachers are taking the skin of Asian elephants in Myanmar and turning it into ruby red jewelry.
By Nsikan Akpan, Julia Griffin
A new study shows moving to an open office dramatically cuts face-to-face conversations, but architects say not all open offices should be treated equal.
Kilauea's eruptions have exposed the guts of our planet in ways previously unseen, and along the way, inspired a number of volcanology terms.
It's the auditory debate taking the internet by storm. The PBS NewsHour's Nsikan Akpan and Julia Griffin explain how one sound can create two different experiences.
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