Story | Jun 29, 2015
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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 | Jun 27, 2015 | 5:53 PM
Those who know Bree Newsome — the young woman who climbed a flagpole in front of South Carolina's Statehouse to remove the Confederate flag on Saturday — aren't surprised by her bold step. Even as a student at Columbia's Oakland Mills High...
Story | Jun 26, 2015 | 4:21 AM
A Duke University neuroscientist and biomedical engineer has been awarded $4 million to study deep brain stimulation in patients with Parkinson's disease. The News & Observer of Raleigh reports (http://bit.ly/1J8ym9R) that Warren Grill won the Javits...
Story | Jun 27, 2015 | 11:51 AM