Health & Science

Bill Moyers continues his long-running explorations of health and science as they affect Americans in both societal and deeply personal ways. His programs and specials reveal vital truths about our health, our fractured health care system, and the natural world around us.

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Neil deGrasse TysonTHIRD
January 24, 2014 | Moyers & Company

Bill talks with the astrophysicist about why science literacy is critical to the future of our democracy, economy and standing in the world. Continue reading

Noa Bashuk uses a tablet to follow along with her teacher in an eighth grade Spanish class at Autrey Mill Middle School in Johns Creek, Ga. on Thursday, May 9, 2013.  (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
January 23, 2014 | Blog

This year, three states received PISA scores — as if they were independent countries — which could help policymakers understand what’s working and what’s not in our education system. Continue reading

Buzz on moon
January 23, 2014 | Blog

In an excerpt from his book Space Chronicles, astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson explains why slashing NASA funding is akin to cutting the career dreams of America’s youth. Continue reading

Michael Bishop displays one of the flags he flies upside down on his property in Douglass, Texas, because it's "in distress," he says. Photo: Tara Lohan.
January 22, 2014 | Activism

The Southern leg of the controversial pipeline opened for business today, but landowners like Michael Bishop and others in its 485-mile path through Oklahoma and Texas aren’t happy about it. Continue reading

In this July 12, 2013 file photo, abortion rights supporters rally on the floor of the State Capitol rotunda in Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/Tamir Kalifa, File)
January 22, 2014 | Blog

Writer Janet Reitman takes a look at the changing tactics of the anti-abortion movement for Rolling Stone. Continue reading

Neil deGrasse TysonTHIRD
January 22, 2014 | Moyers & Company

In part three of Bill’s conversation with Neil deGrasse Tyson, the astrophysicist talks about why science literacy is critical to the future of our democracy, economy and standing in the world. Watch the full show. Continue reading

January 21, 2014 | Blog

Watch clips from part two of Bill’s interview with the astrophysicist and host of the new Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey, airing this spring. Continue reading

A homeless man naps inside the main terminal atrium of Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport on Saturday, Feb. 7, 2009 in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Erik S. Lesser)
January 21, 2014 | Blog

MSNBC’s Suzy Khimm reports that refusing to expand Medicaid inflicts a great deal of real-world damage on some of Georgia’s residents. Continue reading

The center third of "Education" (1890), a stained glass window by Louis Comfort Tiffany and Tiffany Studios, located in Linsly-Chittenden Hall at Yale University.
January 17, 2014 | Blog

Clips from Bill’s conversations with scientists Jane Goodall, Sir John Houghton and the late Isaac Asimov, who shared their views on the intersection between religion and science. Continue reading

In this Monday, Jan. 13, 2014, file photo, workers inspect an area outside a retaining wall around storage tanks where a chemical leaked into the Elk River at Freedom Industries storage facility in Charleston, W.Va. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)
January 17, 2014 | Blog

The former labor secretary writes that desperation for jobs is part of the reason workers vote against better safety and health regulations for fear they might drive companies out of town. Continue reading

January 17, 2014 | Blog

In-depth interviews with a range of guests including theoretical physicists and Vatican Observatory astronomers from the award-winning public radio program On Being. Continue reading

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January 17, 2014 | Moyers & Company

Bill talks with the astrophysicist about our mysterious universe and whether faith and science can be reconciled. Don’t Miss: Watch part one of Bill’s interview with Tyson » Continue reading

Frederick Kyalo Manthi , Phd, holds the H. erectus complete skull he discovered in 2000 near lake Turkana in Kenya, Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2007 at the National Museum of Kenya in Nairobi. Surprising fossils dug up in Africa are creating messy kinks in the iconic straight line of human evolution from knuckle-dragging ape to briefcase-carrying man.(AP Photo/Karel Prinsloo)
January 17, 2014 | Blog

The percentage of Republicans that believe humans evolved over time has dropped significantly in the past four years. Continue reading

Members of the Nitro Volunteer Fire Department distribute water to local residents following the chemical spill on Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014 in Charleston, W.V. (AP Photo Michael Switzer)
January 16, 2014 | Blog

“The chemical and coal industries have a stranglehold on most institutions in the state.” Continue reading

Gabbie Bradburn, center in orange, Briana Hayden, center right in blue, and Ellena Barber, far right, graph the data they collected during a paper plane experiment.   at Robert E. Lee elementary school in Spotsylvania county, Va.  The students were treated to Constitution Day lesson plans as they arrived to school on Tuesday as teachers helped to reinforce the ideas of our founding fathers through history, science and various other subjects throughout the day.   (AP Photo/The Free Lance-Star, Reza A. Marvashti)
January 16, 2014 | Blog

In this clip, astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson says that the only thing that should be taught in science class is science. Continue reading

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