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Cold War nuclear bomb testing is solving some of biology’s biggest mysteries. (via NOVA Next)
A pulse of radioactive carbon released by nuclear bomb testing stamped a date on every living cell, giving scientists the opportunity of a lifetime.
December 12, 2013 at 10:00 pm
Did you know termite mounds are actually chimneys? Learn about the ancient and complex society below from PBS Digital Studios series #DIORAMA and American Museum of Natural History: http://youtu.be/lH4RbMbU74E
You might think that's just a pile of dirt sticking up on the Serengeti plain in Africa. It is dirt. Dirt and termite fecal matter. Delve inside the scene of...
December 12, 2013 at 9:20 pm
What a concussion looks like inside your brain (via PBS NewsHour)
An MRI of a patient's brain 19 hours after a fall shows bleeding and damage to the meninges, the lining between the skull and the brain. Photo by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.
December 12, 2013 at 8:00 pm
Looking for hors d'oeuvres for a holiday party? Try PBS Food's crab salad in cucumber cups recipe: http://to.pbs.org/1f7blom
These appetizers have a crisp cucumber shell holding a bite of citrusy crab salad. Get this cucumber cups recipe from PBS Food.
December 12, 2013 at 6:00 pm
Americans say they still love their libraries, even if they're not using them. (via PBS NewsHour)
What's your opinion?
The local library is considered a vital asset even though you might not use it as much as you might have in the past, according to findings from a new Pew Survey released Wednesday.
December 12, 2013 at 9:19 am
'Vining' the Bill of Rights: History lesson taps social media (Via PBS NewsHour)
Students in Andy Kastl's (second from left) social studies class at Clintondale High School in suburban Detroit use the social media app Vine for a lesson on the Constitution. Photo by Mike Fritz/PBS NewsHour
December 12, 2013 at 1:10 am
This Day in History: on this day in 1941, Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini declared war on the United States in support of their ally, Empire of Japan. The declarations came a few days after the Japanese attack on the U.S. naval base at Pearl Harbor.
Follow Ken Burns’ World War II timeline to discover important events and figures during WWII: http://to.pbs.org/1fjVxiC
December 11, 2013 at 9:00 pm
An event in New York celebrating the premiere of “Downton Abbey, Season 4” on MASTERPIECE on PBS.
"Downton Abbey" creator and executive producer Julian Fellowes and executive producer Gareth Neame joined cast members Hugh Bonneville, Laura Carmichael, Robert James-Collier, Michelle Dockery, Allen Leech, Phyllis Logan and Lesley Nicol for a Q&A moderated by Bill Carter of The New York Times.
"Downton Abbey, Season 4" premieres Sunday, January 5, 2014, 9/8c on MASTERPIECE on PBS.
For more information, visit: www.pbs.org/downton
All photo credit: Stephanie Berger/PBS
December 11, 2013 at 5:58 pm
It’s reining deer! Turn your family into reindeer ornaments and decorate the tree together with this easy Christmas craft for kids. (via PBS Parents)
It's reining deer! Turn your family into reindeer ornaments and decorate the tree together with this easy Christmas craft for kids. For the full craft, click...
December 11, 2013 at 3:00 pm
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