PBS NewsHour - Science

PBS NewsHour - Science

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NASA is aiming to expand its astronaut launches from U.S. soil. Boeing is set for a test launch this week of its small spacecraft to the International Space Station. Russia and America have long been partners on the space station, but the invasion of... Details
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For decades scientists have believed there is a black hole at the center of our Milky Way galaxy. For the first time this week, they released an astonishing image of it, about 27,000 light years away from Earth. An international collaboration of scie... Details
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In our news wrap Thursday, the Jan. 6 committee in Congress subpoenaed House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy and four other Republicans, North Korea acknowledged its first COVID outbreak, Palestinians mourn journalist Shireen Abu Akleh who was shot de... Details
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In our news wrap Wednesday, the Labor Department's April consumer price report shows a slight drop in inflation increases amid 40-year highs, Hong Kong police arrested a Catholic cardinal for endangering China's national security, the Great Barrier R... Details
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Extreme heat is gripping large parts of India and Pakistan, affecting hundreds of millions of people in one of the most densely populated parts of the world. Temperatures in India's capital rose above 100 F again this week. The NewsHour looks at how ... Details
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The U.S. is in the midst of its worst deadly bird flu outbreak in years. Millions of poultry and wild birds have been killed. And although the risk to human health is low, the impacts have trickled down to consumers. William Brangham traveled to the ... Details
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It is unbearably hot in India right now as a brutal heat wave scorches the region. While temperatures in some areas have surpassed 120 degrees Fahrenheit every year, the recent wave started early, leading to school closures, landfill fires and a crop... Details
03:54
16 days ago
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In our news wrap Tuesday, the Biden administration has determined that Russia is wrongfully detaining pro basketball star Brittney Griner, voters in Ohio and Indiana took to the polls, former President Trump's inaugural committee and business will pa... Details
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Winds picked up Tuesday in several states, adding more trouble and complications for firefighters out west and in the plains states. Nearly a dozen large fires have burned over 340 square miles in six states recently and more than 3,500 firefighters ... Details
03:23
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Water levels around Southeast Virginia have risen nearly 20 inches over the past century and they are estimated to keep rising. These rising tides could pose a threat to farming, which has always been a part of coastal Virginia's economy. Sam Turken ... Details
05:14
29 days ago
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As leaders around the world search for cleaner energy solutions to fight climate change, a question has emerged: Could hydrogen be the clean fuel of the future? Planes, trains, cars and buses need lighter and longer-lasting power than batteries can p... Details
07:57
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We can still fight the worst of climate change, former Secretary of State John Kerry says. At an event sponsored by the Center for Global Development, anchor Judy Woodruff spoke with Kerry, the first presidential envoy on climate, about the cost of c... Details
06:57
4/16/2022
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It was 50 years ago this weekend that giant pandas were first brought to the Smithsonian's National Zoo in Washington. The historic program with China has fostered a collaboration between scientists and led to a conservation success story for the onc... Details
06:15
4/09/2022
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NASA astronaut Mark Vande Hei set a new record for the single longest spaceflight by an American after spending 355 days in orbit and surpassing the record held by retired astronaut Scott Kelly. Geoff Bennett recently spoke with Vande Hei about his ... Details
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4/04/2022
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The United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change laid out its latest report Monday stressing the critical need to implement dramatic cuts in greenhouse gasses to head off the worst impacts of climate change. Dave Roberts writes a newslett... Details
07:31
3/30/2022
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American astronaut Mark Vande Hei returned to Earth Wednesday from the International Space Station along with two fellow Russian cosmonauts. He was in space for 355 straight days, longer than any American yet. But attention will return to private eff... Details
04:46
3/29/2022
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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention endorsed a second booster shot of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines for those over 50. It also applies to younger people with badly weakened immune systems. The mov... Details
04:42
3/27/2022
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The past few years have led to record wildfires across the U.S. Decades of suppressing fires has led to overgrown forests, and a warming climate has increased their intensity and frequency. Christopher Booker reports from California on community-led ... Details
10:09
3/25/2022
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President Biden and the European Union on Friday announced new plans to enable Europe to become less dependent on Russian oil and gas. But for now, the Russian invasion has opened up much larger questions over our dependence on fossil fuels and the n... Details
08:31
3/15/2022
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Lawmakers joined President Biden at the White House Tuesday to celebrate the signing of a $1.5 trillion government funding bill that will provide money for an array of items, most notably the military and aid to Ukraine. But despite this victory the ... Details
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