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To Bribe or Not to Bribe

I am a diehard Freakonomics fan, and have soothed myself through some stressful Miami driving by tuning into weekly podcasts by my two favorite pop economists, Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner. 293 more words

Son finds dead father's 'ghost' in Xbox racing game

(PIX11) - Can video games provide a spiritual experience?

After losing his dad when he was just six, one gamer’s Xbox is providing him a second chance to play with his late father years later. 179 more words


Why Downton Abbey Should Air On Both Sides Of The Pond At The Same Time: An Open Letter to PBS And ITV

Dear PBS And ITV

Thank you for bringing Downton Abbey into our lives. The fifth season premieres in the US on January 4th, 2015. The lives of the aristocratic Crawley family and their servants  have become part of our general cultural lexicon, in addition to being must see TV. 370 more words

Downton Abbey

From PBS NOVA: "The Astronomical Particle Colliders That Put Our Own to Shame"


Mon, 21 Jul 2014
Matthew Francis

When the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) began operations, a small but noisy group of people tried to stop it out of fear. 1,031 more words

Basic Research


The basic drive to discover who we are and where we come from is at the core of the hit PBS series “Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr.” Enjoy a preview of the exciting second season of “Finding Your Roots,” premiering September 23, 2014.


PBS to Profile North Bethesda Historical Site

Program to air in August, site home to artifacts of abolitionist Josiah Henson

The Rev. Josiah Henson published three separate autobiographies about his daring escape from slavery in North Bethesda in the 19th century, but none gained the same acclaim as the novel that changed the face of the American slave trade. 193 more words

Bethesda Beat

Nas Speaks On Discovering His Ancestry Via PBS Series "Finding Your Roots"

(AllHipHop News) Throughout his career Nas has used his music to explore and present historical information he felt was relevant to his listeners, so it’s not surprising the Queens emcee took advantage of the opportunity to learn more about his own family history. 261 more words