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Watch Video | Listen to the AudioJUDY WOODRUFF: The U.S. economy created another 214,000 jobs last month. That makes nine straight months that employers have added more than 200,000 positions, the longest stretch since 1995. And the October...
A Google platform will allow hospitals and universities to upload human genomes to the cloud. Image by Wikimedia user Webridge It turns out that a human genome — the complete set of genetic material encoded as DNA sequences — is 100...
Inventor John Steinbaugh answers the question: If you could invent something new, what would it be? This week the PBS NewsHour is launching a new series of reports on inventions and innovations called “Breakthroughs.” Over the coming months, we...
Immortality isn’t something to be desired when it comes to your body’s cells. Those that continue to divide without ever dying can lead to the development of the most malignant kinds of tumors. Until now, the science behind cell immortality has been...
WASHINGTON — Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald says his agency is considering disciplinary action against more than 1,000 employees as the VA. The agency is struggling to correct systemic problems that led to long wait times for veterans...
Photo courtesy Kiddy Citny Twenty five years ago Sunday, thousands of Berliners jumped on top of the Berlin Wall as a divisive era came to an end. Five years earlier, Kiddy Citny of West Berlin began to paint the wall with two of his friends,...