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Story | Nov 5, 2013 | 1:35 PMNorwegian public television (NRK), which introduced the now-legendary continuous, live log-burning show (12 hours long, with “color commentary” on the historical and cultural importance of fire), scheduled a new program for this week in its appeal to serenity (labeled “Slow TV”). On Nov. 1, NRK was to televise live, for five hours, an attempt to break the world record for producing a sweater, from shearing the sheep to spinning the wool and knitting the garment (current record: 4:51, by Australians). (In addition to the log, NRK viewers have been treated to live cams on a salmon-fishing boat and, for five days, on a cruise ship.) Said an NRK journalist, “You would think it's boring television, but we have quite good ratings for these programs.”
Story | Dec 18, 2014 | 6:08 AM
Work crews are scrambling underneath New York City to finish the city's first major new subway stop in 25 years, a fast-track project intended to revitalize a long-neglected slice of Manhattan. The city's transit authority has been working for seven...
Story | Dec 15, 2014 | 6:49 PM
Story | Dec 15, 2014 | 2:05 PM
By Andrew M. Seaman Reuters Health - Healthcare data may be valuable to researchers and companies, but patients' comfort levels about having their data shared may depend on the purpose, a new survey suggests. Using health data and information for...