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Women significantly outnumber teenage boys in gamer demographics (from PBS NewsHour)
Adult female gamers have unseated boys under the age of 18 as the largest video game-playing demographic in the U.S., according to a recently published study from the Entertainment Software Association, a trade group focused the U.S. gaming industry. Continue reading →
August 22, 2014 at 4:00 pm
Where we live in our later years is influenced by the options we have, and today there are more than ever. From retirement communities to age 55+ active senior apartments; small-scale urban living and subsidized senior housing. Ask seniors where they want to live and most will tell you they want to age in place. Which is the best choice for you?
Watch Age Wise, a new series from WMHT Educational Telecommunications, August 26 at 7:30pm on WMHT TV.
August 22, 2014 at 2:15 pm
From PBS Game/Show: what are the 7 most creative video games out there? (Do you agree with this list?)
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August 22, 2014 at 2:00 pm
27 Beloved Rhyming Books for Kids: from PBS Parents.
It's rhyme time! There are many benefits of reading rhyming books with kids; practicing patterns and improving memorization skills, recognizing rhythms, increasing phonological awareness and phonetic ability are just a few. So take a look at each book listed below!
August 22, 2014 at 12:00 pm
Would greater independence for teachers result in higher student performance? (from PBS NewsHour)
In the face of a top-down hierarchy ruling many public schools these days, some teachers are taking back their classrooms by moving to schools where they create the curriculum and vote democratically on decisions. John Tulenko of Learning Matters reports from Boston on one of about 70 teacher-led sc…
August 22, 2014 at 10:00 am
This is how you get Ebola, as explained by science (from PBS NewsHour)
As of August 18, the Ebola virus had killed more than 1,350 people in the West African countries of Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea and Nigeria, according to the latest numbers released by the World Health Organization. As the virus spreads … Continue reading →
August 22, 2014 at 2:00 am
Nokia and researchers at Queen Mary University of London are trying to convert sound into electricity (from PBS NewsHour)
Finnish-based mobile technology giant Nokia and researchers at Queen Mary University of London are dreaming up a way to turn ambient noise into a power source for the cellphones of tomorrow. In a press release published Friday, the University describes how its team developed the experimental technol…
August 22, 2014 at 12:00 am
Low levels of vitamin D have been linked to a wide variety of health problems, from cancer to decreased immune function and depression — now there’s a link to dementia. (from Next Avenue)
A new study shows a strong link between vitamin D deficiency and dementia. Here's what you need to know about getting enough vitamin D.
August 21, 2014 at 10:00 pm
Can the crowd solve medical mysteries? (from NOVA Next)
Faced with symptoms that stump doctors, some patients are turning to a crowdsourcing site for answers. Will they find them there?
August 21, 2014 at 8:00 pm
Glory. Honor. Pride. Which horse racing team will win it all? Watch the Independent Lens | PBS film "Indian Relay" online: http://to.pbs.org/1aE4y47
Watch this film through November 17, 2017.
August 21, 2014 at 4:47 pm
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