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A nine-month vacation may sound like a great idea, but to students in disease-stricken Sierra Leone, the lengthy break from their studies was too long. And too grim.
Shiny belt buckles, big hats, boots, and . . . athletes?
It’s an important gathering of world leaders. Sort of. MicroCon 2015 is a world conference for what organizers call “micronations,” or tiny countries.
“Great National Calamity!” read the newspaper headline in Washington, D.C., exactly 150 years ago today. The front-page tragedy was of a beloved President murdered.
All eyes are on a dormant volcano on the island of Hawaii. The mountain isn’t going to blow, but Pacific tempers just might.
“Gimme a grande caramel latte double sweet dark roast, please, and while you’re at it, go ahead and give yourself a college education.”
A flash of red light fills the sky! It’s not a firework on the Fourth of July. It’s a lightning bolt. “Sprites” are lightning bursts in the upper atmosphere.
Do you have a treasured possession? A favorite thing you value over all others? What does it mean to value something, anyway?
In 1492 . . . You know that’s when Columbus sailed the ocean blue and discovered America. But did you know he discovered Cuba too? Columbus claimed Cuba for Spain. Wipeout
Wedding rings, earrings, necklaces, bracelets—if you look around, you’ll see gold everywhere. So there must be lots of it, right?
You could be the fastest skier in the world, but you wouldn’t be able to out-ski a snowslide. Snowslides are the most common kind of avalanche.
Look around your house. Are the clothes in your closet organized by color? Are your stacks of books arranged at angles so precise that an interior designer would approve?
Everyone loves a good story, right? Stories entertain us. They can teach us or help us understand a different time, place, or culture. But a made-up story presented as truth can hurt people.
Time Traveler illustrates the importance of the news by using true stories to create a sensible connection to current events.Go to topic!
Explain-IT trains you to understand the how’s and why’s of man-made inventions and ideas.Go to topic!
Pop! SMART provides tools that equip teenagers with the kinds of insights they need to wisely navigate today’s popular culture in a way that’s fun and engaging.Go to topic!
Taste Test prompts you to embrace culture and the arts by demonstrating all that’s positive about artistic expression.Go to topic!
Everyone daydreams, and as it should be. Good dreams aside, our culture is a natural enemy of serenity and hope. God has equipped you for great things.Go to topic!
True stories are incredibly powerful. They bring meaning to our lives—communicating the truths we can’t afford to live without.Go to topic!
Mud Room helps you relate to the news by exploring the details behind the stories in the headlines that relate to earth sciences.Go to topic!
Globe Trek will take you from the living room sofa to the mountains of Uzbekistan and from the screen of their smart phone to a Chilean plantation.Go to topic!
ka-Ching! takes a look at important principles of money and economics through relatable examples from everyday life.Go to topic!