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Is the 2015 spending bill a gift to big banks? (from PBS NewsHour)
Tucked into the new federal spending bill that passed this week was a provision to loosen banking regulations on hedges known as derivatives or swaps, rolling back part of the Dodd-Frank Act that was enacted after the financial crisis. Dennis Kelleher of Better Markets and Mark Calabria of the Cato…
December 19, 2014 at 6:41 pm
For the finale of The Colbert Report last night, Stephen Colbert invited a couple famous Sesame Street friends, Ken Burns (PBS), and Charlie Rose to join him and an all-star group of actors, news reporters, musicians, writers, politicians and more for this rousing musical farewell:
Stephen's newfound immortality inspires a show-stopping sing-along with his former guests.
December 19, 2014 at 5:33 pm
Last week, cast from Downton Abbey came to New York to meet fans and participate in a Q&A. See what happened when fans meet the stars of their favorite show at http://to.pbs.org/1GyrLUD
(Downton Abbey returns to MASTERPIECE | PBS (Masterpiece Theatre) January 4)
Get into the glitz of the Downton Abbey Season 5 event, in New York! Cast members Hugh Bonneville (Lord Grantham), Phyllis Logan (Hughes), Rob James-Collier ...
December 19, 2014 at 5:00 pm
Pakistani Court Grants Bail to Key Suspect in Mumbai Terror Attack (from FRONTLINE)
Pakistani Court Grants Bail to Key Suspect in Mumbai Terror Attack – A Perfect Terrorist - FRONTLINE
Pakistan's decision to free Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi on bail came despite heightened calls to crackdown on militants following a deadly attack this week on schoolchildren in Peshawar.
December 19, 2014 at 4:00 pm
Join the #NOVAreads group on Goodreads to receive notifications and reminders about NOVA's new Virtual Book Club, which will take place January 7 & 8.
And don't forget to pick up a copy of "Massive" by Ian Sample before the holidays!
Our First Book: "Massive: The Missing Particle That Sparked the Greatest Hunt in Science" by Ian Sample (Basic Books, revised and expanded edition,available at most bookstores or your public library) — Find us on Reddit: http://bit.ly/1yPR5Tz
December 19, 2014 at 2:44 pm
11 people ate “almost disturbing” amounts of peanut butter to help neuroscientists decipher a sensory mystery. (from NOVA Next)
Our brains seem to have access to more granular sensory information than our conscious minds.
December 19, 2014 at 1:00 am
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