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Scientists Use 3-D Printers to Recreate Largest Dinosaur Ever | PBS NewsHour

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Learn about a newly-discovered dinosaur and the technology scientists used to recreate it with this video and educational resources from PBS NewsHour from January 17, 2016.

#IceBucketChallenge Raises $62 Million for ALS Research

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Update your students on the social media trend raising money for ALS research with this video and educational materials from PBS NewsHour from August 22, 2014.

Robot Submersible Takes Technology to the Bottom of the Ocean in Search of Flight 370

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Have your students learn about the mission to find Malaysia Airlines flight 370 with this PBS NewsHour video and educational materials from April 15, 2014. Search crews prepared a robot submersible to dive deep into the Indian Ocean six days after the last known signal from what may be the recorder from the missing Malaysia Airlines plane. For further background and materials to support student understanding of the issue see the Teacher’s Guide, Student Handout, and Informational Text in Support Materials.

Which Comes First, Hydrogen-Powered Cars or the Fueling Stations?

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Learn about the cars of tomorrow and hydrogen power with this PBS NewsHour video and educational resource from May 21, 2014. After spending more than a decade and billions of dollars on developing zero-emission hydrogen fuel cell vehicles, carmakers are planning to release their models in California. But despite the state’s large demand for cars and tough air quality standards, California lacks a network of fueling stations.

Obama Vetoes Keystone Pipeline Expansion

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Go inside the debate over the Keystone Pipeline expansion with this video and educational resources from PBS NewsHour from February 24, 2015.

Ebola Vaccine Begins Human Trials

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Update your students on the latest developments in the fight against Ebola with this video and educational materials from PBS NewsHour from August 28, 2014. Researchers plan to start testing an Ebola vaccine on humans in the wake of the disease’s worst
outbreak ever.

This Cement Replacement Absorbs CO2 Like a Sponge

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Discover a new invention that could replace cement with this video and educational resources from PBS NewsHour from April 13, 2015.

San Diego Turns Pacific Ocean into Safe Drinking Water | PBS NewsHour

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Learn about one of San Diego's solutions for the ongoing drought with this video and educational resources from PBS NewsHour from November 1, 2015.

Solar-Powered Plane Revealed in Switzerland

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Inform students about how some people around the world are finding new ways to travel using the power of the sun with this PBS NewsHour video and educational resources from April 14, 2014. Following 12 years of research and testing, designers and pilots debuted a huge solar-powered plane in Switzerland. The plane, which boasts a wingspan wider than a 747, is covered in more than 17,000 solar cells. For further background and materials to support student understanding of the issue see the Teacher's Guide, Student Handout, and Informational Text in Support Materials.

Modifying Cell Genes Could Help Beat Blood Cancer

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Discover how an experimental treatment could help leukemia patients with this video and educational resources from PBS NewsHour from March 17, 2015.

Can Trauma Be Passed to the Next Generation Through DNA?

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Learn about the genetic factors that may make a person more prone to anxiety with this video and educational resources from PBS NewsHour from August 30, 2015.

Can New Rice Improve Health in the Philippines?

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Dive into the debate surrounding the creation of golden rice with this video and educational materials from PBS NewsHour from September 17, 2014.

How Drones Could Help Predict Tornadoes | PBS NewsHour

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Learn why scientists think drones could save lives with this video and educational resources from PBS NewsHour from February 6, 2016.

Solar Energy Debate in Nevada Heats Up | PBS NewsHour

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Hear why solar energy has become a hot topic in sunny Nevada with this video and educational resources from PBS NewsHour from February 27, 2016.

Why Do Our Brains Love Fake News? | Above the Noise

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Ever have an argument with someone, and no matter how many facts you provide, you just can’t get that person to see it your way? One big reason for this is cognitive bias, which is a limitation in our thinking that can cause flaws in our judgement. Confirmation bias is a specific type of cognitive bias that motivates us to seek out information we already believe and ignore or minimize facts that threaten what we believe. Studies show that when people are presented with facts that contradict what they believe, the parts of the brain that control reason and rationality go inactive. But, the parts of the brain that process emotion light up like the Fourth of July. In this video, host Myles Bess dives into the research and offers some tips to combat confirmation bias. This resource is part of the News and Media Literacy Collection.

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