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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
A new PSA fights texting while driving -- with a text (via PBS NewsHour)
Twenty-one percent of all traffic accidents -- 1.1 million crashes every year -- occur when people use their cell phones while driving, the National Safety Council reported in 2011. Of those, more than 200,000 crashes are caused by texting and driving.
December 05, 2013 at 11:00 pm
Look back on Nelson Mandela's long walk to freedom and profound impact on the world: https://www.facebook.com/TheLongWalkOfNelsonMandela (via FRONTLINE)
December 05, 2013 at 10:20 pm
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