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There’s a giant spot on the sun, and it’s acting weird (from PBS NewsHour)
The giant spot on the face of the sun has scientists scratching their heads. By the time it rotated into our view, it was already 80,000 miles wide, big enough to fit all of Jupiter, big enough to lay 10 Earths, side by side, across. It is the largest spot the sun has harbored in 24 years.
October 30, 2014 at 10:22 am
QUIZ: Where do you fall on the political spectrum? (from PBS NewsHour)
Pew Research Center and the NewsHour have teamed up to establish the Political Party ID Quiz. Twelve simple questions will calculate *your* partisan status, and you can see how you compare with others based on your age, gender, religion and marital status.
October 30, 2014 at 6:00 am
This Day in History: on this day in 1929, the New York Stock Exchange market collapsed and signaled the onset of the Great Depression (1929-39). Stock prices began to plummet in early September, triggering panic on Wall Street, after a steady decline since the market’s peak in August. To learn more, explore American Experience’s “The Crash of 1929” Wall Street timeline.
Timeline: A Selected Wall Street Chronology
October 30, 2014 at 1:00 am
Learn about the history and restoration of the famed Rainbow Room, the legendary New York restaurant and nightclub. Michael Feinstein headlines a magical evening there, with performances by Christine Ebersole; Jessica Sanchez; the The Manzari Brothers; June Squibb; and Cheyenne Jackson on MICHAEL FEINSTEIN AT THE RAINBOW ROOM. It airs as part of the PBS Arts Fall Festival tomorrow/Friday at 9/8c.
http://www.pbs.org/arts/pbs-arts-festival/pbs-arts-fall-festival-2014/ Premieres Friday, October 31, 2014 at 9:00p.m. ET Two-time Emmy and five-time Grammy-n...
October 29, 2014 at 11:00 pm
Move over French fries, there’s a new spud in town. Expand your kids’ potato palate with this twist on the classic baked potato. (from PBS Parents)
A simple but creative way to serve potatoes. Thinly sliced potatoes baked in the oven. With a crispy exterior and a soft center, these potatoes are a cross between French friends and potato chips.
October 29, 2014 at 8:00 pm
Two astrophysicists nearly glimpsed the beginning of time from the bottom of the world. Then it turned to dust. (from NOVA Next)
Follow the decades-long astrophysical odyssey that nearly glimpsed the beginning of time.
October 29, 2014 at 5:35 pm
"No matter where we as a nation go next, the first people in will be the SEALs.”
Learn how the U.S. Navy SEALs morphed into the world’s most admired commandoes. NAVY SEALS – THEIR UNTOLD STORY premieres Veterans Day, 11/11 @ 9/8c on PBS.
October 29, 2014 at 4:00 pm
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