10:53 am
Tue September 17, 2013

Did a Collapsing 4 Dimensional Star Spawn 'The Big Bang?'

Lead in text: 
Canadian astrophysicist Niayesh Afshordi and his colleagues have turned to an idea first proposed 13 years ago. In that model, our 3D universe is merely a membrane- also known as a brane- floating through a 4D “bulk universe.”
There could be a gaping hole in the Big Bang theory. Or rather, a giant, colossal black-hole caused by the collapse of a four-dimensional star. One of the main problems with the Big Bang is that the temperature of the universe is nearly uniform.
Shop Talk – September 3
2:26 pm
Tue September 3, 2013

ESPN, PBS, and the NFL

The Shop Talk panelists discuss why ESPN decided to withdraw from a project it was working on with PBS.

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Shop Talk – June 18
11:21 am
Tue June 18, 2013

Struggles for the "PBS NewsHour"

The Shop Talk panelists discuss the challenges facing the PBS NewsHour, which has seen its funding support drop and last week made numerous staff cuts.

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Shop Talk – February 12
11:35 am
Tue February 12, 2013

Nova & Drones

The Shop Talk panelists discuss complaints about a Nova special about drones that was underwritten by Lockheed Martin, which is a drone manufacturer.

Fairness and Accuracy In Reporting (FAIR) complained the situation violated PBS’s guidelines concerning sponsorship and conflicts of interest.

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