The coywolf, a mixture of western coyote and eastern wolf, is a remarkable new hybrid carnivore that is taking over territories once roamed by wolves and slipping unnoticed into our cities. Its appearance is very recent — within the last 90 years — in evolutionary terms, a blip in time. Beginning in Canada but by no means ending there, the story of how it came to be is an extraordinary tale of how quickly adaptation and evolution can occur, especially when humans interfere.
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From The Promised Land – Martin Luther King had a dream. “I’ve seen the promised land,” he said. “I may not get there with you. But I want you to know tonight, that we, as a people, will get to the promised land.”
From With Good Reason - What if you could change not just how much you know, but your actual intelligence? Psychologist Oliver Hill (Virginia State University) believes that special cognitive training can rewire the way brains work and help kids succeed in math and science. And: Stereotypes affect the way others see us and the way we see ourselves.
Benedict Cumberbatch (The Fifth Estate, Star Trek Into Darkness) and Martin Freeman (The Hobbit, “The Office UK”) return as Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson in three new episodes of the contemporary reinvention of the Arthur Conan Doyle classic, written and created by Steven Moffat (“Dr. Who”) and Mark Gatiss (“Game of Thrones”).
Watch Masterpiece: Mystery “Sherlock, Season 3” Sundays, January 19-February 2 at 9:58 p.m. on WCVE PBS/WHTJ PBS.
From coast to coast, some 30 million white-tailed deer make their home in the United States. Deer are the most highly studied mammals in the world, but does the typical homeowner with deer in the yard know how long deer can live? When they sleep? How many babies a doe can have each year?
Enter the hidden world of white-tailed deer outfitted with night-vision cameras and GPS tracking equipment to see them not as common backyard creatures, but as intelligent, affectionate family members.
Entomologist Dr. Art Evans and WCVE producer Steve Clark discuss a familiar denizen of basements across eastern North America.
For information on how you can contribute to a citizen science project studying these fascinating animals, please visit this website.
From Intelligence Squared U.S. – The NSA collects data on billions of phone calls and internet communications per day. Are these surveillance programs legal? Do they keep us safe? If not for the former NSA contractor Edward Snowden, most Americans would be unaware of the vast amounts of information their government is secretly collecting, all in the name of national security.
Find out how writers Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss created the television hit “Sherlock” on Masterpiece, taking Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s original adventures of the Victorian super-sleuth and transforming them into a worldwide sensation.