Get an artistic taste of holiday traditions with original handmade art. From elaborate gingerbread houses to art glass ornaments and fanciful menorahs, see familiar and new winter celebrations with CRAFT IN AMERICA tonight @ 9/8c on PBS #PBSHoliday
PBS NewsHour's American Graduate team recently visited Clintondale High School in suburban Detroit for a story on the concept of "flipped" classrooms. That's where students watch class lecture videos at home and do their "homework" the next day in the classroom with their teachers.
From PBS Food: With Saving Mr. Banks in movie theaters today, Tori Avey shares the story of P.L. Travers, the author of Mary Poppins. Did you know there was a Mary Poppins cookbook? http://to.pbs.org/1bVzBpm
Retail giant Target announced that some 40 million credit and debit accounts were compromised when shoppers swiped their cards in stores from late November to mid-December. Steve Surdu of Mandiant joins Gwen Ifill to discuss how hackers may have committed the data theft and how companies attempt to…
Q: What do the GLASS FROG and the GLASS ARMONICA have in common? A: They're both in this video!
The glass frog is called so because it has see-through skin on its stomach. You can see just about all of its inner organs, including its beating heart. The glass armonica, on the other hand, is one of the rarest and most exotic musical instruments, and it was invented by Benjamin Franklin. In this video, watch a glass frog and hear the song specially composed for it, as played on the glass armonica, by Michael Hearst (via PBS Digital Studios)
This Day in History: on this day in 1957, the first civilian nuclear power plant in the U.S. went online. The Shippingport Atomic Power Station, near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, operated for 25 years before being dismantled. With the disasters at Fukushima, Chernobyl and Three Mile Island, building a new plant today is a harder sell than ever before.
Take a tour of the Watts Bar Nuclear Plant in Tennessee, the only plant in America currently under construction.
Christmas traditions vary across the globe, but family is always the focus. One Christmas favorite in Canada, tourtiere, is a hearty meat pie that will warm the hearts of your holiday guests. (via Kitchen Vignettes for PBS Food): http://to.pbs.org/18S7JCr
Jiro Dreams of Sushi is the story of 85 year-old Jiro Ono, considered by many to be the world’s greatest sushi chefs. The film airs on Independent Lens | PBS next week.
Explore Jiro's world to learn more about sushi and the art of the shokunin. From the different types of tuna to the importance of perfect rice, let Jiro be your guide in this interactive, illustrated feature: http://to.pbs.org/1dn14mj
Explore the elements in Jiro's world to learn more about sushi and the art of the shokunin, the Japanese master sushi chef. From the different types of tuna to the importance of perfect rice, let Jiro be your guide in this interactive, illustrated feature.
Joey Shanks award-winning film, SCI-FLY is the inspiration behind the web series, Shanks FX from PBS Digital Studios. As you watch his mesmerizing effects, click each one to see how he makes these effects come to life with very little money, and a lot of imagination and skill.
Fifty million Americans experience chronic ringing in the ears, a condition known as tinnitus. But new research from the University of Michigan Medical School may soon provide solace to those suffering.
As part of our online-only game #CatchingCarmen, on Halloween, Carmen Sandiego broke into PBS HQ and "stole" Bob Ross’ paintbrushes. Since then, we have been chasing her across various PBS social media venues. For example, Khoa Phan, a Vine filmmaker, did a special post for our Vine clue last week. Check it out below, and see our RebelMouse site to learn about the whole campaign: https://www.rebelmouse.com/catchingcarmen/
What kind of insects have reproductive queens that can live up to 20 years and produce millions of eggs? Find out the answer from #Diorama, a new PBS Digital Studios series from the wondrous halls of The American Museum of Natural History. http://youtu.be/lH4RbMbU74E
The coywolf, a mixture of western coyote and eastern wolf, is a remarkable new hybrid carnivore that is taking over territories once roamed by wolves and slipping unnoticed into our cities. Its appearance is very recent — within the last 90 years — in evolutionary terms, a blip in time. Beginning in...