The giant spot on the face of the sun has scientists scratching their heads. By the time it rotated into our view, it was already 80,000 miles wide, big enough to fit all of Jupiter, big enough to lay 10 Earths, side by side, across. It is the largest spot the sun has harbored in 24 years.
Pew Research Center and the NewsHour have teamed up to establish the Political Party ID Quiz. Twelve simple questions will calculate *your* partisan status, and you can see how you compare with others based on your age, gender, religion and marital status.
This Day in History: on this day in 1929, the New York Stock Exchange market collapsed and signaled the onset of the Great Depression (1929-39). Stock prices began to plummet in early September, triggering panic on Wall Street, after a steady decline since the market’s peak in August. To learn more, explore American Experience’s “The Crash of 1929” Wall Street timeline.
Learn about the history and restoration of the famed Rainbow Room, the legendary New York restaurant and nightclub. Michael Feinstein headlines a magical evening there, with performances by Christine Ebersole; Jessica Sanchez; the The Manzari Brothers; June Squibb; and Cheyenne Jackson on MICHAEL FEINSTEIN AT THE RAINBOW ROOM. It airs as part of the PBS Arts Fall Festival tomorrow/Friday at 9/8c.
ARLINGTON, VA; OCTOBER 29, 2014 –Recent Nielsen data show that PBS finished the 2013-2014 broadcast season (Sept. 23, 2013-Sept. 21, 2014) with a dramatic increase in viewership, moving PBS to the fifth largest primetime household rating among all broadcast and cable networks, just behind CBS, NBC,…
TONIGHT: Meet the pioneers who brought us out of the dark and learn how light has altered sleeping patterns, architecture and more. Hear about Edison’s lightbulb (which he didn’t actually invent!), the accidental discovery of neon light and other stories when HOW WE GOT TO NOW WITH STEVEN JOHNSON continues @ 10/9c on PBS.
Michael Feinstein headlines this all-star evening with performances by Tony winner and Emmy-nominated artist Christine Ebersole; “American Idol” sensation Jessica Sanchez; dynamic tap duo, the The Manzari Brothers; Oscar-nominated June Squibb; and the beloved Broadway talent, Cheyenne Jackson. The performers take the stage at the famed Rainbow Room, the legendary New York restaurant and nightclub, following its October re-opening. MICHAEL FEINSTEIN AT THE RAINBOW ROOM airs as part of the PBS Arts Fall Festival on Friday at 9/8c
Teachers: If you weren’t one of the thousands who joined PBS LearningMedia’s educational student webinar with Steven Johnson, host of "How We Got To Now” - currently airing on PBS, you can still bring the experience to your classroom for FREE. View the archived recording here: http://to.pbs.org/ZTNndT and don’t forget to tune-in Wednesdays on PBS.
From It's Okay To Be Smart and PBS Digital Studios
When it comes to Ebola, there's a lot of panic and misinformation out there. In this week's It's Okay To Be Smart I take a detailed look at this mysterious virus to help you separate fact from fiction.
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