Attenborough on Biden and forces of nature

Sir David examines how wildlife adapts to the forces of nature, such as volcanoes, in a new series.

Dec. 19, 2020 ~7 min

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Parents: More TV for kids can amp up your stress

The more TV that kids watch, the more ads they see, and that can make life more stressful for parents, according to new research.

Alexis Blue-U. Arizona • futurity
Nov. 10, 2020 ~8 min

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Mask vs. muzzle: Even words are now polarized

Americans are essentially speaking separate, polarized languages, an analysis of words in cable news video comments indicates.

Byron Spice-Carnegie Mellon • futurity
Oct. 23, 2020 ~6 min

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STEM TV for kids leaves out women, Latinx characters

Characters in children's television shows can shape kids' opinions and preferences, but STEM programming largely leave Latinx and female characters out.

Caroline Brooks-Michigan State • futurity
Oct. 19, 2020 ~4 min

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Hilary Swank on Netflix's sci-fi Away and the ultimate work-life dilemma

Hilary Swank talks about her role for Netflix as the commander on the first manned mission to Mars.

By Ian Youngs • bbcnews
Aug. 30, 2020 ~7 min

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Grant Imahara: Mythbusters TV host dies suddenly at 49

He was known for Mythbusters and White Rabbit Project, and made models for the Star Wars prequels.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
July 14, 2020 ~3 min

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Experts: Spotlight on art is one upside of lockdowns

Whether taking in art or making it ourselves, long stays at home during the COVID-19 pandemic may lead to a new appreciation of the arts.

Andy Ober-U. Arizona • futurity
June 4, 2020 ~7 min

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Experts debunk a few things about ‘Tiger King’

Biologists explain why private zoos like those in "Tiger King" are bad for big cats, what the series got wrong, and what's next for tiger conservation.

Rob Jordan-Stanford • futurity
May 5, 2020 ~9 min

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Social media haters can ruin your enjoyment of TV shows

"Social media affect viewers because they speak to our natural tendency to follow the crowd—a phenomenon that scholars describe as the 'bandwagon effect.'"

Matt Swayne-Penn State • futurity
March 6, 2020 ~5 min

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