This Day in History: on this day in 1863, American automobile maker Henry Ford was born in Greenfield, Michigan. He incorporated the Ford Motor Company in 1903, and five years later, the company began producing the Model T, considered to be America’s first affordable car. The manufacture of the Model T relied on assembly line production, a revolutionary method developed by Ford himself.
Child abuse silences genes important for coping with stress and disease, which could explain why victims suffer long after abuse ends. But that new discovery raises hope for treatments. (from NOVA Next)
Pouch-wearing marsupials have adapted bizarre methods of reproduction to survive in one of the most unpredictable, drought-prone environments on Earth. Travel to the Australian Outback in SEX IN THE WILD “Kangaroos” TONIGHT @ 10/9c
Tuesday's death of Sheik Umar Khan, the doctor at the front lines of Sierra Leone’s battle against the worst Ebola outbreak in history, marks the latest person killed by the contagious, incurable disease that has devastated communities in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone since February. At last offi…
Grammar nerds -- are you literally sick of everyone misusing the word literally? This week's episode of PBS Bongo Bongo explores the word literally's journey from figurative word play to the hotly disputed modern term it has become.
Congratulations to Freedom Summer filmmaker Stanley Nelson on receiving a National Humanities Medal today at The White House!
Stanley Nelson was honored "for documenting the story of African Americans through film. By turning a camera on both the well-known and unknown narratives of African Americans, Mr. Nelson has exposed injustice and triumph while revealing new depths of our Nation’s history."
Watch clips from Freedom Summer here: http://to.pbs.org/WKpu7I
TONIGHT starting at 8/7c on Think Wednesday: join the search for clues to the fate of an orphaned rhinoceros brought up in a wildlife vet's home on MY WILD AFFAIR. Come face-to-face with the previously unknown reptilian rulers of prehistoric Australia on NOVA's "Australia's First 4 Billion Years: Monsters" and join Joy and Mark in Australia to uncover the reproductive secrets of the pouch-wearing marsupials on SEX IN THE WILD. .
Happy Birthday Ken Burns! Ken’s films have earned twelve Emmy Awards and two Oscar nominations, and in 2008, at the News & Documentary Emmy Awards, Ken was honored by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences with a Lifetime Achievement Award.
His much awaited seven-part series, The Roosevelts: An Intimate History, premieres on PBS Sept. 14. Click on the link below to create personalized Roosevelts email postcards to remind your friends and family about Ken's newest film.
Photo: Ken Burns at this year’s TV Critics Press Tour in Los Angeles.
Create personalized postcards using images from THE ROOSEVELTS: AN INTIMATE HISTORY and email them to friends or family. Change the photoChange the colorAdd message & addressTheodore Roosevelt, 1903Library of Congress Prints and PhotographsThe Roosevel…
Scientists at Aberystwyth University in the United Kingdom tested the germ-exchange rates of handhakes, fist bumps and high-fives to determine which mode of mano-to-mano contact spreads the most bacteria. In the study, one participant wore a sterile glove and exchanged various types hand of contact…
In June, the tiny Pacific island nation of Kiribati purchased nearly 6,000 acres of land on a Fijian island to potentially serve as refuge for citizens forced to relocate as rising sea levels make the country unlivable. Continue reading →
We openly admit – this recipe is hard to make. It is a full day investment, but well worth it if you are up to the challenge. Kouign-amann (pronounced QUEEN-ah-mahn) is made of croissant dough with a crunch caramelization with a tender, buttery center. (via PBS Food and ChefSteps)
Eight months after Typhoon Haiyan, the strongest to ever make landfall, pummeled the city of Tacloban in the Philippines, reconstruction is still lagging and citizens are living in deplorable conditions. (from PBS NewsHour)
Eight months after Typhoon Haiyan, the strongest to ever make landfall, pummeled the city of Tacloban in the Philippines, reconstruction is still lagging and citizens are living in deplorable conditions. Continue reading →
July 28, 2014 at 6:00 am
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