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It will take a big rocket to get to Mars, and a big space capsule to protect humans during the months-long journey. It also takes decades of testing and development to plan a mission that will take humans further into space than ever before. NASA...
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio spoke Wednesday on a New York grand jury’s decision not to indict NYPD police officer Daniel Pantaleo in the death of unarmed, 43-year-old Eric Garner. “This is a national moment of grief,” said de...
“Tweed Rides” span the globe, from Washington, D.C., to Riga, Latvia. Photos by Lorna Baldwin and Flickr user Māris Greidāns. Tweed, once a staple of the British landed gentry, is taking off on the path of rebirth and reinvention. It...
Two mothers in California go into labor at the same moment and head for the hospital. Both pregnancies are low-risk. Both will be first-time mothers. They’re identical in almost every way. But their stories differ in one major way: They choose...
NASA is preparing to launch the Orion spacecraft on its first test flight Thursday morning at 7:05am EST, with a 2 hour, 39 minute launch window. Barring any delays, the unmanned Orion will orbit the Earth twice in four and a half hours, rising to...
In 2011, PBS NewsHour economics correspondent Paul Solman paid a visit to Sesame Street, where he taught Grover about Walter Michel’s famous “Marshmallow Test” – a psychological experiment where a child is given a choice between eating one...