Discover how the science of learning can help us reimagine the future of education for all children in this new two-hour documentary from NOVA l PBS — airing September 14 on PBS.
Interested in screening the film at your school or organization? Sign up now!
NOVA will be sending out free screening kits with a DVD copy of School of the Future to schools and community organizations that would like to host a screening this fall. Sign up now!
August 23, 2016 at 6:10 pm
Vote for our SXSWedu 2017 session about our upcoming School of the Future film!
All too often discussions about education reform focus on specific policies and ignore the main question: how can we best help our children learn? While there are no easy solutions, big ideas are emerging around the science of learning, an interdisciplinary field that encompasses neuroscience, physi...
August 20, 2016 at 9:57 pm
Mark your calendars for the September 14th broadcast of School of the Future, a documentary about how the science of learning can help us reimagine the future of education for all children.
Interested in hosting a screening of School of the Future in your community? Sign up here: bit.ly/2azJH6L
How can the science of learning help us rethink the future of education for all children?
August 14, 2016 at 6:15 pm
The Greenland shark lives in the deep waters of the North Atlantic Ocean and is officially the longest living vertebrate on Earth.
A team of researchers has determined that the Greenland shark can live to at least 272 (possibly up to 500) years old.
August 12, 2016 at 8:05 pm
Need help teaching evolution this fall?
Here are some free resources from our Evolution Lab and some of our content and outreach partners.
Evolution is the central unifying principle of biology and yet it is the subject of societal conflict. Here are great resources for teaching evolution.
August 10, 2016 at 8:57 pm
As technology advances, some athletes may turn to neuro-doping, genetic enhancement, and advanced prosthetics to illegally enhance their performance.
Last month, UFC mixed martial artist Jon Jones was busted for using an anti-estrogen drug known as hydroxy-clomiphene, as well as another drug, called Letrozole. Jones denied taking the drugs, claiming he didn’t even know how to pronounce them.
August 04, 2016 at 7:29 pm
Learn about the public health risks (like the Zika virus) posed by different mosquito species in this citizen science project.
The Invasive Mosquito Project is aimed at monitoring invasive container-inhabiting mosquito species across the United States. By doing this monitoring, we can determine where the invasive mosquito species, as well as native species, are distributed across the U.S. and define at-risk human and animal...
August 03, 2016 at 9:22 pm
Check out some of the awe-inspiring submissions in this Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition.
The Royal Observatory in Greenwich has announced its shortlist for the Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition. From nebulas and auroras through to starbursts and solar eclipses, these photographs will rekindle your sense of wonder.
July 29, 2016 at 3:03 pm
Explore how environmental conditions may change in your county over the next several decades with NOAA's Climate Explorer tool.
The Climate Explorer allows you to view historical and projected climate trends and assess the impacts of climate change on the things you care about
July 28, 2016 at 9:12 pm
What are the biggest misconceptions about evolution & how do you address them?
The Biggest Misconceptions About Evolution, And What We Can Do About Them (Part 1) - Science of Learning — Science of Learning | PBS
Outright denialism is part of the problem of America’s issue with evolution. Another part, which involves misconceptions about evolution, is far subtler.
July 25, 2016 at 6:45 pm
Trapped methane and carbon dioxide gas produced by thawing permafrost soil is creating this strange "bounce house" phenomena on a Siberian island.
Learn how hotter temperatures due to climate change are impacting permafrost soil in this region of the world: http://bit.ly/29OFNLk
July 23, 2016 at 7:10 pm
This video of images captured by the Hubble Space Telescope is one of the deepest views into space that we've ever seen.
This video begins with a view of the night sky from the ground, before zooming in on the distant galaxy cluster Abell S1063 as the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Tele...
July 22, 2016 at 2:20 pm
Why do some closely related species live in completely different parts of the world?
Find out in our Evolution Lab game: http://to.pbs.org/1J8YBfl
Why do some closely related species live in completely different parts of the world? Find out in our Evolution Lab game: http://to.pbs.org/1J8YBfl
July 21, 2016 at 3:51 pm
Scientists are beginning to understand the navigational systems that hummingbirds use to avoid collisions.
Hummingbirds are some of the most sophisticated fliers on Earth, weaving in and out of branches without so much as rustling a leaf. Now, biologists have discovered a new mechanism these feathered helicopters use to avoid collisions—and it could help us build better drones.
July 19, 2016 at 5:47 pm