The Thwaites Glacier is the largest, most menacing source of rising sea levels all over the world, and it is melting at an alarming rate. For years, scientists have warily watched it from afar, but in November, a team set out on a perilous journey to investigate what is happening below. PBS NewsHour science correspondent […]
Leaky methane, neutrinos from a blazar, oldest hominin tools outside Africa: this week in science
Note: Updated on 7/16 to add Denise Holland’s reaction to iceberg calving. Here’s a look back at this week in science, with stories you don’t want to miss. Sniffing out the environmental impact of methane Climate change is a clear and present danger to all of us. And while most intelligent, informed, sane people know […]
Junk news pioneer, Antarctic research, Hawking’s last paper: this week in science
Here’s a look back at this week in science, with stories you don’t want to miss. Behind the scenes of junk news production In this week’s installment of our PBS NewsHour series on Junk News, we introduced you to Cyrus Massoumi, prolific publisher of junk news. Cyrus is a gifted marketer with a passion for […]
How fast are Antarctic glaciers contributing to sea level rise? The largest research initiative in 70 years aims to find out.
Miami. Boston. New York. Norfolk, Virginia. These are just a few of the many American coastal cities where flooding has become a topic as hot as the underlying cause of the crisis: global warming. WATCH: Miles investigates the effects of sea level rise on cities like Boston. These cities are trying to plan for the […]