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From Galileo to today, physicists have measured and modified the speed at which light travels (From NOVA)
One night over drinks at a conference in San Jose, Miles Padgett, a physicist at Glasgow University in Scotland, was chatting with a colleague about whether... Read Full Post
February 28, 2015 at 12:00 am
“A color only exists in your head,” says neuroscientist Beau Lotto. “There’s such a thing as light. There’s such a thing as energy. There’s no such thing as color.” (From PBS NewsHour)
Color scientists already have a word for it: Dressgate. No surprise to those of us whose minds were collectively blown by the dress that’s blue and black to some, and white and gold to others (though frankly kind of ugly in any color.)
February 27, 2015 at 11:13 pm
Tonight on Washington Week
Coming up tonight on Washington Week: updates on the congressional standoff over funding the Department of Homeland Security and President Obama’s #immigration reform, an in-depth look at #ISIS, and a report on the strategy of GOP presidential hopefuls at this week’s #CPAC. Join us!
February 27, 2015 at 10:22 pm
Common Core’s unintended consequence? More teachers write their own curricula (from PBS NewsHour)
Stephane Mbenga goes over fractions with teacher Naomi Wamble in a fourth grade math class at Piney Branch Elementary School in Takoma Park, Maryland, in 2
February 27, 2015 at 9:27 pm
Watch Mister Rogers’ heart-warming message to his grownup fans (from PBS NewsHour)
A few months before his death in on this day in 2003, Fred Rogers recorded a video message for those who grew up watching "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood".
February 27, 2015 at 7:02 pm
Do you think social media makes it easier for false stories to spread? (From PBS MediaShift)
The following is an excerpt from Craig Silverman’s new report, “Lies, Damn Lies and Viral Content: How News Websites Spread (and Debunk) Online Rumors, Unverified Claims and Misinformation.” Click here to download the full report.
February 27, 2015 at 7:00 pm
We’re very excited to announce our #SXSW event, happening Sun. March 15, featuring Best Coast. If you will be attending SXSW in Austin next month, please join us!
February 27, 2015 at 6:05 pm
With sadness, we note the passing of Leonard Nimoy, who portrayed one of the most iconic characters on TV: Mr. Spock. Learn more about him at the Pioneers of Television site: http://to.pbs.org/1FFxwhT
Actor Leonard Nimoy portrayed one of the most iconic characters on television — Mr. Spock on Star Trek, a half-human, half-alien being.
February 27, 2015 at 5:58 pm
Luis and Richard will be here at noon ET today to talk THE GREAT BRITISH BAKING SHOW and more! Fire away.
Leave your questions below in the comments.
(P.S. THE GREAT BRITISH BAKING SHOW season finale premieres Sunday @ 8/7c on PBS. Check local listings.)
More about the show: http://www.pbs.org/food/shows/great-british-baking-show/
(Updated now that the chat is over - thank you for the great questions!)
February 27, 2015 at 4:42 pm
From PBS Digital Studios:
The science behind #TheDress debate explained.
Can you see what I see? We all experience things subjectively, including how we perceive optical illusions. SUBSCRIBE to BrainCraft! Click here: http://ow.ly...
February 27, 2015 at 4:31 pm
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