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.

EXPLORE Health & Science

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January 14, 2014 | Moyers & Company

In part two of Bill’s conversation with Neil deGrasse Tyson, the astrophysicist talks about the nature of the universe and whether faith and science can be reconciled. Watch the full show. Continue reading

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January 14, 2014 | Blog

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

Neil deGrasse Tyson and his first telescope
January 10, 2014 | Blog

Neil deGrasse Tyson writes about the racism and “intellectual emasculation” he endured while studying to become an astrophysicist. Continue reading

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January 10, 2014 | Blog

In this video clip, the acclaimed astrophysicist tells us why, when he looks up at the night sky, he knows he’s connected to the stars. Continue reading

A pile of coal is shown at the TXU Corps Big Brown power plant near Fairfield, TX. August 2006. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
January 10, 2014 | Blog

New pollution caps will make the construction of traditional coal power plants illegal. Continue reading

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January 10, 2014 | Moyers & Company

In part one of Bill’s interview with the astrophysicist, Tyson talks about his upcoming redux of the famous Carl Sagan series, and why science literacy matters in a democracy. Don’t miss: Watch part two of Bill’s interview with Tyson » Continue reading

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January 10, 2014 | Blog

Mythologist Joseph Campbell talks about how our connection to the universe adds perspective to our lives. Continue reading

COSMOS
January 10, 2014 | Blog

The series that made Carl Sagan a household name is back. This time starring the acclaimed astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson. Continue reading

Gary Hefner, local union chapter 182 president, is seen Saturday, Feb. 22, 1997, standing in front of signs he put up after General Electric closed its plant in Hickory, N.C., and moved it to Mexico.  (AP Photo/Nell Redmond)
January 9, 2014 | Blog

Global Trade Watch’s Lori Wallach says that none of the promises that were used to sell NAFTA have come to fruition, and they’re being repeated for the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Continue reading

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January 8, 2014

Perhaps the best-known scientist in America today, Neil deGrasse Tyson is a stalwart defender of science literacy as a kind of vaccine against charlatans who would try to exploit ignorance. This week, Bill talks with the astrophysicist about why science and science literacy matter in a democracy. Watch the full show. Continue reading

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January 3, 2014 | Blog

A recent California court decision that three paint companies created “a public nuisance” by concealing the dangers of lead is a big win for children living in homes with lead paint. Continue reading

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January 3, 2014

Bill shares good news on the decades-long fight to protect children from the dangers of lead-based paint. Continue reading

Demonstrators protesting for $15/hour wages and proper treatment for fast-food workers march in downtown Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
December 27, 2013 | Blog

While Washington was stuck in the grip of the politics of obstruction, grassroots activists around the country did their part, and they scored some major wins for economic justice, civil liberties and democracy. Continue reading

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December 26, 2013 | Blog

It may be counterintuitive, but the long arc of history is bending the right way. Continue reading

Senator Kirsten Gilibrand
December 23, 2013 | Blog

New legislation would partially protect the wages of workers who take time off for the medical needs of themselves or their families. Continue reading

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