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Sway to the Italian sound of vocal trio Il Volo & usher in the holiday season w/ classics including "I'll Be Home for Christmas" and "O Holy Night." IL VOLO BUON NATALE airs December 2013 on PBS http://ow.ly/r1zs1 #PBSHoliday
Join the Italian vocal trio Il Volo to usher in the holiday season with performances of favorite Christmas classics. Airing December 2013 on most PBS station...
December 07, 2013 at 3:00 am
Learn more about PBS Digital Studios' online only series PBS Idea Channel in this article from the The New York Observer.
You can check out Idea Channel at http://www.youtube.com/pbsideachannel
In a cluttered Koreatown office, Mike Rugnetta and Andrew Kornhaber huddled around an iMac and giggled over an obviously Photoshopped image of Michel Foucault in a baking apron. In the image, Foucault’s head was twice as large as it ought to have been, sitting atop a female body wearing high heels.…
December 07, 2013 at 2:00 am
Sensor-Laden Prosthetic Hand Gives Wearer a Sense of Touch — (via NOVA Next)
Current prosthetic arms offer wide ranges of motion, but don’t provide much feedback to the wearer. A new neurally interfaced prosthesis may change that.
December 07, 2013 at 1:00 am
New from PBS Digital Studios Off Book video series -- the advantages email, chat, and text give us in speed come with limitations in communicating emotional tone. Enter emoticons & emojis. Not just a playful supplement to language, these new tools allow for complexity in tone and emotion. Learn more:
In the digital age, we increasingly use written language in place of face to face chat or phone calls. But the advantages email, chat, and text give us in sp...
December 06, 2013 at 11:00 pm
Genetic testing startup 23andMe has bowed to an FDA warning and will stop making health-related claims: http://to.pbs.org/18ontQD (via NOVA Next)
The FDA and 23andMe had been communicating until about six months ago, when the company stopped responding. On November 22, the FDA had had enough.
December 06, 2013 at 7:00 pm
This Day in History: On this day in 1865, the institution of slavery legally ended with the ratification of the 13th Amendment, just seven months after the end of the Civil War.
Take PBS Black Culture Connection's 13th Amendment Quiz to test your knowledge of the events that led to this momentous event: http://to.pbs.org/1blmtte
December 06, 2013 at 4:00 pm
How one school turned homework on its head with 'flipped' instruction (via PBS NewsHour)
CLINTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. -- Walk the halls of Clintondale High School, just north of Detroit, and the school doesn't appear out of the ordinary. You'd find the typical smells and the sprawling nondescript interior, as well as the persistent challenges confronting many American public high schools ser...
December 06, 2013 at 11:21 am
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