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On this day in 1986, NASA Challenger mission STS-51-L ended in tragedy when the shuttle exploded 73 seconds after takeoff. On board was physicist Ronald E. McNair, who was the second African American to enter space. But first, he was a kid with big dreams in Lake City, South Carolina. Listen to the story of a kid who set his sights on the stars as told by his brother Carl in this short animated story from StoryCorps.
Since 2003, StoryCorps has provided people of all backgrounds and beliefs with the opportunity to record, share and preserve the stories of their lives.
January 28, 2015 at 9:45 pm
In Earth flyby, massive asteroid reveals a moon of its own (from PBS NewsHour)
Earth’s close encounter with Asteroid 2004 BL86 on Monday revealed that the massive space object had a traveling companion: its own moon. Continue reading →
January 28, 2015 at 8:00 pm
January 28, 2015 at 7:34 pm
It's well-known Ben Franklin operated as a gentlemanly scientist; but a grisly discovery in the basement of the townhouse where Franklin lived poses a tantalizing mystery. Ben Franklin's Bones on Secrets of the Dead airs tonight at 10/9c.
January 28, 2015 at 7:00 pm
Top this Crunchy Shaved Brussels Sprouts Salad recipe with pear, pomegranate, and hard-boiled eggs for a filling meal (via PBS Food).
Make this crunchy shaved Brussels sprouts salad recipe with pear and pomegranate. Get the recipe at PBS Food.
January 28, 2015 at 6:00 pm
Ever wondered what it'd be like to have a smart...cup? In the newest Everything But the News we visit the headquarters of MARK ONE, makers of a new product called Vessyl, a cup that knows more about its contents than you do. (from PBS Digital Studios)
Ever wondered what it'd be like to have a smart...cup? Steve visits the headquarters of Mark One, makers of a new product called Vessyl, a cup that knows mor...
January 28, 2015 at 4:21 pm
Apple just had the most profitable quarter of any company in history (from PBS NewsHour)
After a rocky day in the markets, Apple computer began their quarterly earnings call and announced historically high numbers. Continue reading →
January 28, 2015 at 2:00 pm
Is "baby-talk" doing more harm to your child?
Parents may be using “baby-talk” when speaking to infants with the goal of making it easier for babies to understand, but a new Japanese study shows this may have the opposite effect. Continue reading →
January 28, 2015 at 3:43 am
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