He’s just an everyday kid, 16 year-old Jack Andraka He’s the son of an engineer and anesthetist who has vaulted his way onto the main stage of science and innovation. Jack’s work on developing a rapid, highly sensitive and inexpensive test for cancer has made headlines around the world. Continue reading: The Genius Of Raising Brilliant Kids: A Conversation With Jack Andraka’s Parents – Forbes
Our ancient human ancestors were an elusive lot. Their remains are literally thin on the ground, and even when fossils are unearthed it is rare for them to be complete. Sometimes they must be pieced together from dozens of fragments.
That is why a staggering find in 1984 excited the entire field, and continues to do so today over 30 years later. Continue reading: BBC – Earth – The remote lake that tells the story of humanity’s birth
They spent nine months on a boat, rowing two-hour shifts all day, seven days a week, without a toilet and with only an hour-and-a-half nap at a time.Four British women completed their arduous journey across the Pacific Ocean on Monday after rowing about 8,500 miles from San Francisco to Cairns, Australia. Continue reading: Pacific rowers: 4 British women journey 8,000 miles – CNN.com
Students weren’t sure what to expect when their teacher stood in front of the classroom and started to undress.
Debby Heerkens, a gym and biology teacher at Groene Hart Rijnwoude school, in the small town of Hazerswoude Dorp, Netherlands, wanted to try a creative approach to teach a lesson about the human body. Continue reading: Teacher wears bodysuit to teach human anatomy – CNN.com
Rachel Papo was still reeling from the shock of becoming a mother when her family moved from Brooklyn to the smaller, more rural town of Woodstock, New York, in 2010. In a cafe they frequented, they met a waitress and her 5-year-old daughter, True. The child was vibrant, “extremely special,” Papo remembers. Continue reading: Homeschooled children share their world – CNN.com
For all of the efforts schools put into reducing bullying, there’s actually a dearth of rigorous evidence about what makes for effective anti-bullying intervention. The classic approach — pile kids into an auditorium and lecture them on the dangers of bullying, perhaps including a sad story about its effects along the way — doesn’t appear to really work. Continue reading: The key to stop bullying: Popular kids – CNN.com
The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. was a Republican. He opposed affirmative action. He grew so radical near the end of his life that he considered renouncing nonviolence. Which of those statements are true?
None of them. Theyre all bogus. Continue reading: Debunking the biggest myths about MLK – CNN.com
For the first time in 94 years, a Latino author has won the John Newbery Medal for literature, considered one of the most important honors for American children’s books. Continue reading: Matt de la Peña Becomes First Latino Author to Win Prestigious Newbery Medal – Latino USA
At the London Acorn School, which is housed in a picturesque listed building owned by the National Trust and set in beautiful parkland in Morden, there are no smartphones, no iPads, no expensive ICT suites, interactive whiteboards or television screens. Continue reading: The ‘no-tech’ school where screens are off limits – even at home | Education | The Guardian
Once, creativity was the domain of scarf-wearing sculptors, espresso-drinking poets, and musicians who dreamed up melodies in their sleep. Not anymore. To succeed in a knowledge economy, we all need to produce creative solutions on a regular basis. Continue reading: How to think like a creative genius (Opinion) – CNN.com