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Miles O'Brien

Miles O’Brien [Twitter, Facebook] is a veteran freelance broadcast and web journalist who focuses on science, technology & aerospace. He is the Science Correspondent for PBS NewsHour, and a regular correspondent for the PBS documentary series FRONTLINE and the National Science Foundation Science Nation series. For nearly seventeen of his thirty years in the news business, he worked for CNN as the Science and Space Correspondent and the anchor of various programs, including American Morning.

Erin Brockovich: the real-life unhappy ending of Hinkley, California, and a tale of science for sale

PBS NewsHour's Miles O'Brien travels to Hinkley, CA, the town whose multi-million dollar settlement for groundwater contamination inspired the movie "Erin Brockovich."Read the rest

We left the moon 40 years ago today. Will we ever return?

It was forty years today (at 22:54:37 UT) that human beings left the moon for the last time. Miles O'Brien remembers Commander Gene Cernan's last words from the moon, lofty, rehearsed and memorized: "as we leave the Moon at Taurus-Littrow, we leave as we came and, God willing, as we shall return: with peace and hope for all mankind."Read the rest

Geminids Meteor shower: How to watch the big fireworks in the sky tonight

The Geminids Meteor shower is coming! Space reporter Miles O'Brien speaks with's night sky consultant, Mark Armstrong.Read the rest