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A hose sits on a dead lawn in front of a house on July 15, 2014 in San Francisco, California. Drought conditions continue to worsen across California with San Diego approaching 1,000 days of drought. Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty ImagesDespite...
Archaeologist Jerry Spangler brought senior correspondent Jeffrey Brown Brown into Utah’s Nine Mile Canyon for a firsthand look at the ancient ruins. As a budding archaeologist in 1989, Jerry Spangler was amazed by what he saw in Utah’s Nine...
The White House ordered a national plan Thursday to fight the serious threat of antibiotic-resistant germs. Photo by Flickr user Sheep purple WASHINGTON — Signaling the seriousness of the threat posed by antibiotic-resistant germs, President Barack...
Scientists at the Center for Chemical Evolution are breaking apart early molecules to determine how RNA and DNA formed. Courtesy Science Nation/National Science Foundation How did life on Earth begin? It’s one of the biggest unanswered questions in...
Marijuana is a pungent plant. After Colorado legalized recreational marijuana in January, cannabis growers and retailers who had previously only sold medical marijuana began to move into the recreational business. To learn more about how the...
Townhouses on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. Photo by Flickr user aidaneus. For 29 years now, Paul Solman’s reports on the NewsHour have been trying to make sense of economic news and research for a general audience. Since 2007, our Making Sen$e...