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It is only the female honeybees, or the worker bees, that sting. Photo by Flickr user Andreas We return to our Just Ask feature, where experts tackle your questions on science and technology. Why do honeybees die when they sting? When a honeybee...
Poet Edward Hirsch with his son, Gabriel, when he was younger. Gabriel Hirsch died in 2011 at age 22 and is the subject of his father’s new work, “Gabriel: A Poem.” Photo by Frank Carlson/PBS NewsHour. In 2011, Gabriel Hirsch, the...
Today marks the one-year anniversary of the launch of HealthCare.gov. Screengrab from HealthCare.govOn the anniversary of the HealthCare.gov launch, it’s worth looking back at how the law has fared with the public. Overall, it has remained unpopular...
Secret Service Director Julia Pierson resigns amid White House security breach. Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images. UPDATED at 5:30 p.m. EDT: WASHINGTON (AP) — Secret Service Director Julia Pierson abruptly resigned Wednesday in the face of...
On Thursday, PBS NewsHour’s Jeffrey Brown will sit down for an interview with actor James Earl Jones — currently starring in “You Can’t Take It With You” on Broadway in New York City — and we want your questions...
Some residents of refugee-rich Vickery Meadow in northeast Dallas are concerned that a man with Ebola had spent time in the neighborhood.Photo by Stella M. Chavez/KERA NewsEbola was the talk of Vickery Meadow in northeast Dallas Wednesday. It’...