Elephants travel in herds and are very social. When a fellow elephant is upset, they have a unique way of consoling it.
In 1969, a few young Native Americans occupied Alcatraz Island to protest the United States government’s poor treatment of all Native Americans. Read about what happened as a result of this daring decision.
Do you think you know what to do during an earthquake, a tornado, or a hurricane? Many people still think these six common myths are true. Learn why they’re untrue and what you should actually do instead during these disasters.
Check out this infographic which shows how technological advances have hugely changed the social interactions of teens over the last two decades.
Labor organizer Cesar Chavez was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom for working to improve working and living conditions for migrant farm workers. Learn how he found the courage to speak out, organize a farm workers’ union, and lead nonviolent marches and boycotts of California table grape growers.
What does a reimagined grocery store look like? Amazon, a name not associated with grocery stores up to now, opened “Amazon Go” in Seattle in January!
Would you like this new 21st century shopping experience?
On the scenic west coast of Ireland, in the late 1980s, a fossil was found by an Irish geologist. Recently, it’s been dated as 435 million years old and the oldest of its type in Ireland.
What is a mental map? Well, it’s a process both humans and animals use daily to find their way around. But, a mental map is more than spatial awareness. This article touches on the bigger effect of mental maps and how they can be influenced.
The great explorer Christopher Columbus left Spain in 1492 on a voyage of exploration. The 3 ships he set off with were believed to be “technology that was far ahead of its time”. Think of this connection and about why this article appears on The American Society of Mechanical Engineers website.
Sixteen year-old Bansini Doshi, spends her time between studies donating books cloths, and other basic items to the underprivileged section of the society through her NGO (non-profit organization), called Dia Foundation. She proves that with determination and great empathy for humanity age doesn’t matter when it comes to helping another human being.
Taking a dip into the icy sea on New Year’s Day has become quite a worldwide tradition. But, doctors advise that taking the plunge is literally not for the faint-hearted!
Take a look at some stunning and captivating imagery from The Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2017 Awards in Britain. The captions provide some descriptive background to each image.
The use of technologies such as CGI (computer-generated imagery) can make a little bear from Peru appear very real. We take on board the personality and challenges of the “guy” as if he were human. Read more about the technical challanges here.
You might be surprised by what you will find stashed away in cabinets and cupboards! Ann Patchett discovered the effect of shopping for only essential items for a whole year. And, this article is a reflection by another writer on Anne’s essay. How do you think you might feel about taking on such a frugal challenge?
Mars Short Stories – The Write Stuff is an initiative by NASA to engage writers to put technology-based fiction to paper. The aim is to help visualize the potential reality of, in particular, the first human missions to Mars.
Computer programs gather information about people based on every web site, news article, or item that they view or buy online. Using algorithms, computers can form a picture of each person’s personality better than a friend or family member. Read what you should know about protecting yourself and your privacy.
Through this quick animation, discover why breaking up your work will make you more productive. Be sure to try out some of the tips for yourself!
Do you have any pets in your family? Excluding chewing of furniture…do you ever get a sense of the benefits a pet like a dog can bring to your family’s health and well being? Bonding with pets can promote emotional, physical and social benefits.
Imagine the elation at witnessing a cosmic event that occurred millions of years ago! That’s what happened in October this year when scientists announced the ripple effect (literally) of two neutron stars crashing into each other around 130 million years ago.
Dashrath Manjhi, also known as “Mountain Man” spent 22 years carving a road through a mountain with hammer and chisel in Bihar, India. Read about what drove him to do this painstaking work and the long lasting impact it had on the people of his village.