Women in Science

I watched my son die from cancer. Here are the lessons I have learned

Sacha Langton-Gilks has written a book to help other grieving parents<p>At 6.10am on Tuesday 14 August 2012 my eldest child drew his last breath. I have to look up the time and date because my brain refuses to acknowledge this information, it’s automatically sent to the spam file as dangerous. I find …

Charlie Gard

I never knew true despair until this robot beat me at Scrabble

The first thing that caught my eye was the enormous robot. The second was an empty stool.<p>For four days, I had been walking the too-noisy floor of the Consumer Electronics Show, an annual convention of bad ideas in the middle of a city (Las Vegas) whose reputation is forged with the steel of bad …

Ada Lovelace

Partiers to homebodies: Find your perfect Super Bowl celebration

What are you doing for the Super Bowl? Here are some suggestions for Minnesota’s biggest Sunday Fun Day ever.

Jane Goodall

What will the Doctor order?

By Melissa Hogenboom<p>Our quest to understand how our genes work started in earnest in the mid-19th Century when a biologist and monk called Gregor Mendel came to a startling conclusion about the traits of plants. He crossed purple flowered pea plants with white ones, and found that all the resulting …

Genetics

New AI helps predict when hospital patients will die

Scientists are using advanced artificial intelligence to guess when hospital patients might die.<p>A Stanford University research team applied machine …

Health Care

uOttawa health clinic expresses 'heartfelt concern' for woman allegedly videotaped by doctor

The University of Ottawa Health Services is saying little about the case of a family doctor accused of surreptitiously videotaping a young woman …

Crime

Former Australian of the Year Fiona Stanley urges Australia Day date change to boost health

The Telethon Kids Institute patron says the current date is “unacceptable” and must be changed.

Australia Day

Amanpour: Dean Baquet and Walter Isaacson

Sign In<p>Use one of the services below to sign in to PBS:<p>You've just tried to add this video to your Watchlist so you can watch it later. But first, we …

Christiane Amanpour

Penarth hospice volunteers receive hypnotherapy diploma

TWO Penarth hypnotherapists have been awarded Diplomas in Medical Hypnotherapy from the prestigious Clifton Practice Hypnotherapy training College in …

Wales

The nature films that ask us who we are and what we want to be

Two recent nature documentaries suggest that saving species from extinction means looking more closely at ourselves.<p>What is it that we’re after when …

Blue Planet II

Jane Goodall and Hedy Lamarr: Bold, beautiful, and brilliantly unschooled

Two recent documentaries, <i>Jane</i> and <i>Bombshell</i>, profile women whose modest educations left them open to new ideas. Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story …

Jane Goodall

Losing my dad, and what I learned from him

Losing my dad to cancer a few days ago, and watching him die, made me reflect on how he lost his own father. He was six-years old, an only child, and …

Marie Curie

Victoria season 2 is having an important conversation about motherhood

Victoria, Season 2 MASTERPIECE on PBS Episode One - "A Soldier's Daughter" & "The Green-Eyed Monster" Sunday, January 14, 2018 at 9pm ET (2 Hours) …

Parenting

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC Unveils a Supercut of 130 Years of Magazine Covers

In 1888, Gardiner Greene Hubbard founded the National Geographic Society alongside wealthy travel enthusiasts, scientists, and explorers in part to …

Jane Goodall

Nature

NEWS<p>Brexit vote didn’t spur quick exodus from UK universities<p>The number of EU academics at British universities kept climbing in the year of the …

Brexit

Review: Going Beyond the Limits of the Earth With 'The Wizard and the Prophet'

Does the earth’s finite carrying capacity mean economic growth has to stop? That momentous question is the subject of Charles Mann’s brilliant book “The Wizard and the Prophet.” The author portrays two very different approaches. The Prophets say “yes” to the momentous question: They warn, as one …

Opinion

Time for Conservatives to Break the Anti-Environmentalist Mold

Do conservatives have a predisposed hostility towards environmental concerns?With their preference for order, regard for their ancestors’ …

Conservative View

‘Mythconceptions’ – 10 things from history everyone gets wrong

This week we were told that rats didn’t spread the plague and the Aztecs weren’t wiped out by smallpox. From Harold II’s arrow in the eye to the first men in the sky – what other ‘facts’ are historically suspect?<p>You wait years for a historical theory to be debunked and then three come around at …

Genghis Khan

Google is laying even more subsea cables - one in completely unclaimed territory

The cable "Curie" will snake from the US to Chile and two will link US to Europe, and Hong Kong to Guam<p>Take a dive into the otherworldly waters of …

Marie Curie

Why You Need to Look at Competitors’ WordPress Themes and Plugins

When it comes to WordPress development, there are a number of ways you can spy on other websites in order to gain a competitive edge. Today, I’d like …

Artists

Fears over sex robots with 'frigid' setting to resist sexual advances

Concerns about sex robots with a "frigid" setting to resist sexual advances have been aired in Parliament amid calls for the tech industry to …

Birmingham, UK

Creativity is the engine of progress in modern society—and our best bulwark against automation

Creativity is the engine of progress in our modern society.<p>A controversial statement, to be sure, and one that would certainly be made by a designer. Yet I find that the definition of creativity is generally too narrow and restrictive. In the popular imagination, a creative is more likely to be Don …

Big Ideas

‘Cosmos’ EP Ann Druyan on ‘Daring’ Season 2, Climate Change Deniers, and Neil deGrasse Tyson

“Cosmos” is making a comeback — and it’s all thanks to Ann Druyan, Carl Sagan’s widow, who serves as writer and executive producer on the science …

Neil deGrasse Tyson

How Brett Morgen’s Team Gave Jane Goodall’s Memories Life by Building a Film From 1,500 Hours of Silent Footage

Morgen, along with editor Joe Beshenkovsky, made a 90-minute documentary after sorting through 1,500 hours of footage.<p><i>Editor’s Note: This article is</i> …

Entertainment

Our children are listening to the president

CLOSE<p>In response to the President's "shithole" comments, Iowa's junior senator tells reporters at Boone High School on Monday, Jan. 15, 2018, "we do …

Des Moines

Victoria season 2: Let’s talk about Ada Lovelace, Prince Albert and the queen

Shown from left to right: Jenna Coleman as Victoria, Alex Jennings as Leopold, Andrew Bicknell as the Duke of Coburg, and David Oakes as Ernest. …

Entertainment

Willesden Cemetery conservation project enjoys £1.7 million Lottery win

The Heritage Lottery Fund has awarded the United Synagogue a £1.7 million grant to open its Willesden Cemetery to the general public as a heritage …

Jewish Culture

NASA thought female astronauts needed makeup in space

You would think astronauts, male or female, in the 1970’s had better things to worry about than their complexion, no?<p>Apparently not.<p>A revealing tweet …

Lifestyle

At 16 Years Old I Made Illustrations With Characters Based On My Emotions, Dreams And Imagination

Hi, everyone. My name is Constanza Andrea Fuentes Ojeda; I’m into surrealist-oneiric art (which contains a glum touch) since I was 16. It was a bit …

Illustration

The Brain's Marauder's Map

In <i>Harry Potter,</i> the young wizard is given a piece of parchment called the Marauder’s map on which is a detailed layout of Hogwarts School of …

The Brain