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This is how you get Ebola, as explained by science (from PBS NewsHour)
As of August 18, the Ebola virus had killed more than 1,350 people in the West African countries of Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea and Nigeria, according to the latest numbers released by the World Health Organization. As the virus spreads … Continue reading →
August 22, 2014 at 2:00 am
Nokia and researchers at Queen Mary University of London are trying to convert sound into electricity (from PBS NewsHour)
Finnish-based mobile technology giant Nokia and researchers at Queen Mary University of London are dreaming up a way to turn ambient noise into a power source for the cellphones of tomorrow. In a press release published Friday, the University describes how its team developed the experimental technol…
August 22, 2014 at 12:00 am
Low levels of vitamin D have been linked to a wide variety of health problems, from cancer to decreased immune function and depression — now there’s a link to dementia. (from Next Avenue)
A new study shows a strong link between vitamin D deficiency and dementia. Here's what you need to know about getting enough vitamin D.
August 21, 2014 at 10:00 pm
Can the crowd solve medical mysteries? (from NOVA Next)
Faced with symptoms that stump doctors, some patients are turning to a crowdsourcing site for answers. Will they find them there?
August 21, 2014 at 8:00 pm
Glory. Honor. Pride. Which horse racing team will win it all? Watch the Independent Lens | PBS film "Indian Relay" online: http://to.pbs.org/1aE4y47
Watch this film through November 17, 2017.
August 21, 2014 at 4:47 pm
Do you know about the PBS Digital Studios online series The Art Assignment, hosted by Sarah Urist Green and author John Green? Check out this look at the series, and how it works:
Want to subscribe? Go to: https://www.youtube.com/user/theartassignment
To watch more episodes and create your own assignment submissions, visit The Art Assignment channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/theartassignment
August 21, 2014 at 4:00 pm
A variety of PBS' news and public affairs programs have collected together videos to help you understand what's happening in the war in Iraq. Learn more by checking out this constantly-updated selection of videos, available on YouTube at http://to.pbs.org/iniraqpbsnews
Eleven years after the start of the Iraq war, President Obama was forced to re-engage American forces to fight off an insurgency threatening the stability of...
August 21, 2014 at 2:00 pm
Did you miss Ken Burns (PBS) on last night's Late Show with David Letterman? See excerpts from the interview at http://to.pbs.org/1z6gghL & http://to.pbs.org/1p0pOF3 Burns' documentary series THE ROOSEVELTS: An Intimate History premieres Sept. 14 on PBS. #RooseveltsPBS
The documentarian talks about his latest film, "The Roosevelts: An Intimate History."
August 21, 2014 at 1:38 pm
This Day in History: On this day in 1961, Motown Records enjoyed its first U.S. Number 1 hit with ‘Please Mr. Postman’ by The Marvelettes. For more talented artists and entertainers, click the link below.
Photo: Motown singing group The Marvelettes (Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)
(from PBS Black Culture Connection)
Enter the worlds of talented Black artists & entertainers with this special collection of videos and web-exclusive features from PBS.
August 21, 2014 at 12:00 pm
To save the economy, teach grandma to code (from PBS NewsHour)
Older companies stuck in their ways may be a drag on the economy, but older people are an asset to innovation, says entrepreneur Vivek Wadhwa.
August 21, 2014 at 10:32 am
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