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Listen to PBS NewsHour science reporting published every Wednesday by 9 p.m. Featuring reports from Miles O'Brien, Nsikan Akpan and the rest of our science crew, we take on topics ranging from the future of 3-D printing to power of placebo drugs. Is this not what you're looking for? Don't miss our other podcasts for our full shows, individual segments, Shields and Brooks, Brief but Spectacular, Politics Monday and more. Find them in iTunes or in your favorite podcasting app. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

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Listen to PBS NewsHour science reporting published every Wednesday by 9 p.m. Featuring reports from Miles O'Brien, Nsikan Akpan and the rest of our science crew, we take on topics ranging from the future of 3-D printing to power of placebo drugs. Is this not what you're looking for? Don't miss our other podcasts for our full shows, individual segments, Shields and Brooks, Brief but Spectacular, Politics Monday and more. Find them in iTunes or in your favorite podcasting app. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

    How Denver is tackling food waste to fight hunger, climate change

    How Denver is tackling food waste to fight hunger, climate change

    With more people staying at home, food waste has grown across the country. Even before the pandemic nearly $281 billion worth of food was thrown away. Special Correspondent Allison Aubrey reports on the aggressive effort by Denver, Colorado, to tackle food waste, which it bets will also help feed more people while lowering greenhouse gases. It's part of a five-part series, Waste Not, Want Not. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

    • 8 min
    Companies race to mine lithium, a battery essential

    Companies race to mine lithium, a battery essential

    The metal lithium has become integral to our daily lives, due to its essential role as a battery material in electronic devices. Over the next several decades, the rising popularity of electric vehicles is expected to mean the demand for lithium will increase even more -- so companies that mine the metal are racing to improve their productivity. Science correspondent Miles O'Brien reports. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

    • 7 min
    This hurricane season is expected to be busy. How COVID-19 is changing preparation

    This hurricane season is expected to be busy. How COVID-19 is changing preparation

    Weather forecasters say the current tropical storm season is likely to be more active than normal, with as many as six major hurricanes. But planning for these disasters is more complex this year. The coronavirus pandemic has made it harder to stock up on emergency supplies and will almost certainly complicate evacuation efforts. John Yang reports. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

    • 6 min
    Experts focus on 'superspreaders' to study virus transmission

    Experts focus on 'superspreaders' to study virus transmission

    As businesses reopen and cases across several states in the U.S. and across the world surge, experts worry that "superspreaders," a small percentage of infected people are transmitting the virus to a much larger percent, could be fueling the pandemic. Hari Sreenivasan speaks with Ben Lopman, an epidemiology professor at Emory University's Rollins School of Public Health, about the transmission data he and his team are studying. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

    • 5 min
    How doctors are innovating to treat COVID-19

    How doctors are innovating to treat COVID-19

    One of the reasons COVID-19 presents such a significant global medical challenge is that there are few effective therapies for it so far. As cases fill hospital beds across many parts of the country, doctors and scientists are coming up with inventive ways to treat the disease, if not to cure it. Science correspondent Miles O'Brien reports. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

    • 8 min
    Samoa searching for plant-based alternatives to single-use plastics

    Samoa searching for plant-based alternatives to single-use plastics

    Like many other places around the world, the South Pacific island-nation of Samoa has begun phasing out single-use plastic products, and styrofoam will be next. Businesses and research organizations there are finding creative uses of local resources to fill in the void. Mike Taibbi reports as part of our "Samoan Islands: Shifting Tides" series with Pacific Islanders in Communications support. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

    • 7 min

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