Posts Tagged ‘pbs’

From Indiana to ISIS

April 14, 2018

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The Great Math Mystery

March 30, 2018

I think even those who struggle with math will find the below PBS video fascinating and worth the  53 minutes it takes to watch it:

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“The Great War” premieres on PBS

April 3, 2017

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City in the Sky

February 6, 2017

On PBS soon, check your local station for time and date:

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How the Deck is Stacked

March 16, 2016

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Apollo Update

October 21, 2015

Previous post (below this one) deals with Apollo 11. You can stream the PBS NOVA movie about Apollo 11 from Netflix or stream it by clicking the below link. “Everyone knows Neil Armstrong was the first to set foot on the moon. But this modest and unassuming man was determined to stay out of the spotlight. Now, for the first time, NOVA presents an intimate portrait of Armstrong through interviews with his family and friends, many of whom have never spoken publicly before.

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League of Denial

February 1, 2014

Typically an NFL player gets 1000 – 1500 20 G force hits per season. That is equivalent to hitting a brick wall at 35 MPH 1000 – 1500 times per season

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Joe Namath says he has brain damage from football

Would you rather pay $11.04 or $435.00 for your drugs?

December 26, 2013

What you pay depends greatly on where you shop – check it out:

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Crows

February 21, 2013

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Watched the linked program on PBS last night. I think we all know crows are intelligent but “riddle me this”:

Nuts are hard to crack so, again most of us know this, crows fly the nuts into the air and drop them but here comes the “kicker”: They wait until the traffic light turns red so the nuts or themselves will not get run over by the cars. Also based on the nut’s size and weight a specific altitude is selected that will crack the nut but not shatter it.

The following was not taught to the crow. He/she figured out the solution:

Problem: meat was in a cage reachable only by a long stick. Long stick was in second cage reachable by short stick. Short stick on string hanging from perch.

Crow’s solution: lift up string to get short stick, use short stick to get long stick out of second cage then use long stick to get food.

Lastly, it scratched E = mc² into the sand – just kidding.

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Journaling Before Exam Can Relieve Test Anxiety

October 28, 2012

Saw this on PBS’ NOVA recently. All it takes is making a few notes on some paper about your personal thoughts before the big test and your test grade will improve. The way they explained it on NOVA is it is similar to your computer running with too many programs open and crashing. The various lobes of your brain are usually communicating with each other and “Journaling” will “pause” that area (lobe) which “worries” thus freeing up “computing power”. I know for a fact that throughout my lifetime during “dark periods” of worry about my family, job, business, etc writing was a wonderful way to lighten the dark clouds.

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