Tag: fire

  • Genetics, climate change and space highlight the year in science | Miles O'Brien Productions

    Genetics, climate change and space highlight the year in science

    The year has been a major one for scientific milestones and research. As it comes to a close, PBS NewsHour takes a look back at some of the biggest science stories, for our weekly series the Leading Edge. Miles O’Brien and William Brangham discuss developments in the genetic engineering of humans, the realization of climate…

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  • Why wildfires are getting so big, science wins in midterms, new Chinese space station: science roundup | Miles O'Brien Productions

    Why wildfires are getting so big, science wins in midterms, new Chinese space station: science roundup

    Here’s a look back at the most interesting happenings in science, with stories you don’t want to miss. (By the way, we will be taking some time off for Thanksgiving next week–this newsletter and the Miles To Go podcast will be back after!) California is on fire–here’s why The Camp Fire in Northern California this…

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  • The science behind California’s surging wildfires | Miles O'Brien Productions

    The science behind California’s surging wildfires

    As three major fires blaze in California, we consider some of their causes, both human and meteorological. PBS NewsHour science correspondent Miles O’Brien has been filming a NOVA documentary on megafires and witnessed the Camp Fire not long after it began. He joins William Brangham to describe that stunning experience, along with the broader scientific…

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  • New Jupiter moons, CRISPR issues, “secret science” battle: this week in science

    Here’s a look back at this week in science, with stories you don’t want to miss. CRISPR causes previously undetected DNA damage CRISPR-Cas9 may not be all that it is cracked up to be. A study published this week reports previously overlooked issues with using the versatile genetic editing tool taking biology by storm. Scientists…

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  • California wildfires climate change | Miles O'Brien Productions

    Climate change is part of California’s perfect recipe for intense wildfire

    For more, go to: https://www.pbs.org/newshour/show/climate-change-is-part-of-californias-perfect-recipe-for-intense-wildfire

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  • Forest Fire

    BURN NOTICE: New technology can tell us where forest fires are, and how they behave

    How do you study a forest on fire? When the heat has reached nearly 1500˚F, and there is no breathable oxygen, and the trees begin to explode, the center of the flames is an unsurvivable environment; it might as well be the surface of the sun.

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