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Today at 12 p.m. ET, Luis and Richard from THE GREAT BRITISH BAKING SHOW will be joining us on the PBS Facebook page for a chat leading up to the season finale on Sunday, 3/1 at 8/9c. Join us then!
February 27, 2015 at 1:00 pm
Top dog: Labrador retriever remains America’s favorite breed (from PBS NewsHour)
You have spoken, people of America: For an astounding 24th consecutive year, the most popular breed of dog in the United States is the Labrador retriever, according to rankings released by the American Kennel Club today. Nipping at the Lab’s heels, however, are the bulldog—ranked fourth, its highest…
February 27, 2015 at 11:00 am
That dress? Which colors is it to you? #TheDress
February 27, 2015 at 9:53 am
What to do when your doctor is in-network one year, and out the next: (from PBS NewsHour)
Insurers are often under competitive pressure to change network providers from year-to-year. But those changes can catch customers, especially of Medicare Advantage plans, off guard.
February 27, 2015 at 7:28 am
Are you hankering to know what happens behind the scenes of THE GREAT BRITISH BAKING SHOW? Tomorrow/Friday, contestants from this season will be chatting on the PBS Facebook page beginning at 12pm ET. Come hungry with questions!
February 27, 2015 at 2:00 am
5 things you should know about net neutrality. (From PBS NewsHour)
Netflix, Twitter and Internet activists have won. Big cable has lost. At least until the federal courts get involved, when everything could change. Five things you need to know about the Federal Communications Commission's vote Thursday to enforce "net neutrality" rules for the broadband industry.
February 27, 2015 at 1:50 am
Some physicists are rethinking falsifiability, the idea that theories must be testable.
But some worry that if scientists abandon it, they could damage the public’s trust in science. (from NOVA)
If a theory doesn’t make a testable prediction, it isn’t science. It’s a basic axiom of the scientific method, dubbed “falsifiability” by the 20th century philosopher... Read Full Post
February 27, 2015 at 1:00 am
In her unromantic memoir, Sonic Youth's Kim Gordon leaves her breakups behind. (from PBS NewsHour)
After their final show in Brazil in 2011, Sonic Youth was no more. And so was the 27-year marriage between the band's co-founders, Kim Gordon and Thurston Moore.
February 26, 2015 at 10:00 pm
The joy of eating may be lost on the penguin, which likely can’t taste its own food. (from NOVA Next)
Long ago, penguins lost the ability to detect three of the five basic tastes, including umami—the basis of savory and meaty flavors in fish.
February 26, 2015 at 9:00 pm
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