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No one knows how this new, mysterious thruster works. But if it really does, it could give us new access to deep space. (From NOVA Next)
So-called Cannae Drive apparently uses electromagnetic radiation to interact with “quantum virtual plasma” to create momentum.
July 31, 2014 at 9:00 pm
Plastic microbeads pile up into problems for the Great Lakes (from PBS NewsHour)
Scientists are investigating a surprising new pollutant in the country’s waterways: the tiny plastic beads found in common cosmetic products. Illinois has become the first state to ban these synthetic microbeads. Brandis Friedman of WTTW Chicago reports on the potential hazards. Continue reading →
July 31, 2014 at 10:41 am
Why longer school days can be more fun for students (from PBS NewsHour)
At Middle School 223 in the Bronx, the fun starts at the end of the regular day. All sixth graders are offered extracurricular activities like African drumming, latin dance and chess, plus personalized help in reading and math. John Tulenko of Learning Matters Television reports on the growing inter…
July 31, 2014 at 6:00 am
What are the most cost effective colleges in America? (from PBS NewsHour)
The latest rankings of four-year colleges and universities come from Money Magazine, but the top schools in this list may catch some college-ranking connoisseurs by surprise.
July 31, 2014 at 3:24 am
This Day in History: on this day in 1863, American automobile maker Henry Ford was born in Greenfield, Michigan. He incorporated the Ford Motor Company in 1903, and five years later, the company began producing the Model T, considered to be America’s first affordable car. The manufacture of the Model T relied on assembly line production, a revolutionary method developed by Ford himself.
Learn more about Ford from American Experience:
The story of a farm boy who rose from obscurity to become the most influential American innovator of the 20th century.
July 31, 2014 at 1:00 am
From It's Okay To Be Smart: learn why we sweat, why we burn, and why our fingers wrinkle in the pool. It's Summer Science!
(via PBS Digital Studios)
A summertime look at why we sweat, why we burn, and why our fingers wrinkle in the pool. Subscribe to It’s Okay To Be Smart: http://bit.ly/iotbs_sub ↓ More i...
July 31, 2014 at 12:00 am
Child abuse silences genes important for coping with stress and disease, which could explain why victims suffer long after abuse ends. But that new discovery raises hope for treatments. (from NOVA Next)
Epigenetic changes from abuse put victims at risk not just for chronic psychological problems, but chronic physical ones, too.
July 30, 2014 at 10:00 pm
Pouch-wearing marsupials have adapted bizarre methods of reproduction to survive in one of the most unpredictable, drought-prone environments on Earth. Travel to the Australian Outback in SEX IN THE WILD “Kangaroos” TONIGHT @ 10/9c
July 30, 2014 at 8:00 pm
If there's an Ebola vaccine that works on monkeys, then what about humans? (from PBS NewsHour)
Tuesday's death of Sheik Umar Khan, the doctor at the front lines of Sierra Leone’s battle against the worst Ebola outbreak in history, marks the latest person killed by the contagious, incurable disease that has devastated communities in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone since February. At last offi…
July 30, 2014 at 7:17 pm
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