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Vaccinating Is Your and My Responsibility

Anne Zeiser | Posted 09.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Anne Zeiser

Today, most people don't remember the heartbreaking and sometimes lethal effects of not vaccinating and hence can't see their own vital role in public health.

Astoria Characters: The Guy Driving the '55 Chevy

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 04.13.2014 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

There's no seatbelt. Pete D'Andrea throws back his head and laughs. It's going to be a loud, rough ride. He can't wait to rev up the engine.

Why the Assassination of JFK Matters 50 Years Later

Peter Cummings | Posted 01.25.2014 | Science
Peter Cummings

The truth has become buried in a quagmire of junk science and as a result, the underlying principles of this country, truth, justice and liberty for all, have been lost. Much more than John F. Kennedy died in November 1963; in many ways our nation died with him.

JFK's Last 100 Days

Tom Alderman | Posted 11.06.2013 | Books
Tom Alderman

Whichever assassination theory you subscribe to, Thurston Clarke's JFK's Last Hundred Days will fill you with a tantalizing sense of what might have been -- had November 22 not happened.

Public Miseducation: WGBH and David Koch

D. R. Tucker | Posted 12.10.2013 | Media
D. R. Tucker

When David Koch joined the WGBH Board of Trustees, the extent of this enterprise was not known to the general public. But now, the facts are in, and the political science is as settled as the climate science.

LOOK: New Star Explosion Surprises Stargazers

Space.com | Joe Rao | Posted 08.20.2013 | Science

Stargazers are thrilled over the surprise appearance of a star explosion, known as a nova, in the night sky last week, but there is more to this cosm...

Are Smoked Salmon, Lox And Gravlax All The Same?

Posted 06.11.2013 | Taste

Never ask for the wrong (although still delicious) bagel topping ever again.

Star Explosion Mystery Solved After 150 Years

Posted 02.03.2013 | Science

By: Nola Taylor Redd Published: 02/02/2013 08:53 AM EST on SPACE.com After a stellar explosion was reported in 1866, British astronomer John Hersc...

Controversial Group's Strategy Raises Concern Over 'Inappropriate' Partnerships

Posted 12.05.2012 | Politics

By Sarah Pavlus For-profit university targets community college students University of Phoenix says new relationships will restore profits, ...

Rare Star Explosion Reveals Hungry Black Hole

Posted 10.23.2012 | Science

By: SPACE.com Staff Published: 10/22/2012 06:44 PM EDT on SPACE.com Astronomers have spotted a rare X-ray star explosion near the center of our Mi...

Cracking Your Genetic Code: NOVA-Hastings Film Explores Issues That Arise From Genomic Science

Michael Roth | Posted 05.27.2012 | Education
Michael Roth

On the one hand, genomic science promises us an unprecedented look at the material sources of our lives, and on the other hand, this science may tempt some to think that we are nothing more than our genetic makeup.

WATCH: How To Extract Your Own DNA

Posted 03.13.2012 | Science

At 40,000 times thinner than a human hair, our DNA isn't usually much to look at. But if you're curious about your genetic material and don't happen t...

Is There A Parallel Universe With Your Doppelganger In It?

Posted 01.02.2012 | Home

BY LYNN ELBER, The Associated Press LOS ANGELES — For mind-blowing TV, it's hard to beat "The Fabric of the Cosmos." Teleportation, time trave...

Origami and Fractals: Shadowy Worlds Between Art and Mathematics

Jane Chafin | Posted 12.16.2011 | Arts
Jane Chafin

I watched two short documentaries this week about visuals that exist in the shadowy world between art and mathematics. The first film is from the PBS's "Nova" series, Fractals, Hunting the Hidden Dimension. The second is Vanessa Gould's 2009 documentary Between the Folds, a fascinating look at the history and evolution of the world of paper folding.

World's Biggest Bitch

Posted 08.31.2011 | Weird News

Move over Marmaduke, here's Mama Duke! Nova, a Great Dane, who's 2 feet, 11.51 inches tall is the world's tallest female dog, according to Guinness...

David Pogue Makes Technology Seem Simpler

Danny Groner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Danny Groner

As the intersection between media and politics has become clearer, so too has the blending of technology and culture. And Pogue's at the forefront of this movement.

NOVA's Pluto Files (With Neil deGrasse Tyson) Will Make You a Better American

Sharon Glassman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Sharon Glassman

In 2000, astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, director of the Hayden Planetarium (and People's Sexiest Astrophysicist Alive), downsized Pluto from a super-cute planet to a tiny, icy body.

Japanese Midget Sub Discovered: Pearl Harbor Mystery Solved, Says Team

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Researchers believe that they have found a fifth "midget submarine" sent by the Japanese Empire to participate in the attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941. ...

New Tunes On Monday: Elvis Costello, Marshall Crenshaw, eels, Alex Woodard, and Buckwheat Zydeco

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Read More: Jim Lauderdale, Warren Hayes, Jim Keltner, Buckwheat Zydeco, Stanlet "Buckwheat Dural, San Diego, E, Warner Bros., Hombre Lobo, Parallel Worlds Parallel Lives, Mike Piersante, Lafayette, Music Row, Dan Bern, Memphis Minnie, Captain Beefheart, Jeff Taylor, Hans Christian Andersen, Doc Watson, Zydeco, Jr., Reggae, Marshall Crenshaw, Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews, Elvis Costello, Dennis Crouch, CD Baby, Detroit, Kansas Joe McCoy, Sir Reginald Master Durall, Chevrolet, Jerry Boys, Billie Holiday, Switchfoot, Pbs, Johnny Cash, Led Zeppelin, Diy, Olivier Scoazac, Toad the Wet Sprocket, Country Music, Kay Electric Guitar, Sara Watkins, Charlie Haden, Greg Leisz, Mark Oliver Everett, Jenny Lind, New Found Glory, American Idol, Hugh Everett, Mike Compton, New Music Weekly, Dobie Gray, New Orleans, Americana, Jason Mraz, Arlo Guthrie, Lee Allen Zeno, Los Lobos, Stuart Duncan, John Mellencamp, Eels, Cool G Murder, Sebastian Steinberg, Tony Millionaire, Nickel Creek, John Hiatt, Sonny Landreth, The Beatles, Cracker Barrel, Nashville, Bo Diddley, Jerry Douglas, P.T. Barnum, Joseph Darion, Kelly Ryan, JJ Grey, Nonesuch Records, Bing Crosby, Emil Richards, Dockside Studios, Alex Woodard, Bob Marley, Walk Hard: the Dewey Cox Story, Wal-Mart, Louisiana, Kevin Menard, Chess Records, 420, The Roayl Danish Opera, Curtis Watson, Bob Dylan, Nova, Lawrence Coleman, Hammond B-3, Gin Blossoms, Jimmy Cliff, Fender Jazzmaster, Sound Emporium Studios, Emmylou Harris, Shawn Mullins, Steve Berlin, Billboard, T Bone Burnett, Matt Bair, Don Van Vilet, Loretta Lynn, Stewart Lerman, Bruce Springsteen, Knuckles, Wurlitzer, Entertainment News
Mike Ragogna

You've heard Elvis Costello sing country music before, but not like this. The lad who gave us Almost Blue is quite mature and worldly wise now.

NOVA's "The Big Energy Gamble": The Challenge of Climate Narratives

Ben Carmichael | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Ben Carmichael

This is the problem of narrating climate change: it lacks the natural elements that make for a gripping story. Our earth's climate is a reality unfit for reality TV.