April 30, 2014 file photo, retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens (AP Photo, File)

Former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens Dies at 99

The bow-tied, independent-thinking, Republican nominated justice who unexpectedly emerged as the Supreme Court’s leading liberal died Tuesday in Fort Lauderdale, after suffering a stroke Monday.

From 'NOVA: Back to the Moon.' Image: WGBH

A New Era of Lunar Exploration

Fifty years after the first lunar landing, there's a new wave of interest in returning to the moon, as China, India, and Japan amp up their space programs and NASA starts turning towards private companies to achieve its own goals. 

Behind the scenes at the Vienna Beef factory

Happy National Hot Dog Day!

Today is National Hot Dog Day! Celebrate by taking a behind-the-scenes tour at the Vienna Beef factory, where more than 100 million sausages are made a year, to see how the sausage is made.

Little boy on skateboard

Go Grind! Skateboard Camp Shows Kids the Basics in Chicago Skate Parks

The Chicago Park District teams up with a local organization to offer youth skateboarding camps and clinics at skate parks across the city. We “drop in” for a look at Go Grind.

Illustration of the beach in the summertime.

Children’s Books for Summer Fun

Take a break from the heat with books. From sandy beach to city street, this list will get your kids reading no matter where summer takes them. Start with Beach by Elisha Cooper.

Poldark Season 5

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