Thought Question: Think of a time when you performed an act of charity. What did you do? How did you feel afterward?
One of Aesop’s most famous morals is, “Slow and steady wins the race.” No doubt that would apply to saving endangered turtles, one at a time. A group of kindergartners did just that Wednesday. They released 17 rescued turtles into the wild.
One of the reasons school historically lets out for the summer months has to do with heat. It’s hard to focus and learn while sweating in a hot classroom. Believe it or not, air conditioning (AC) has only been around in a minority of schools since the 1970s and 1980s.
Thought Question: How can your physical environment influence your emotional wellbeing?
An asphalt schoolyard became a staple of US schools and urban neighborhoods in the mid 20th century. It seemed like the perfect setting for kids to work off extra energy.
Characters like Mickey Mouse and the seven dwarves have signature whistles. It turns out dolphins do too. But dolphins don't use them to grab attention or pass the time while they work. Instead, they use their whistles to identify themselves, according to scientists.
Expect to see more images this hurricane season of nature's power and fury. Scenes of 100-plus mph winds damaging homes, millions without power, and floods turning streets into rivers could all happen more than normal.
It looks like a giant pelican with bat’s wings and has a nightmarish nickname to boot. The scientists who discovered fossilized remains of this monstrous flying reptile say they’ve found a new species. They call it by the Greek name,“Thanatosdrakon amaru.”
The scuba divers that swim far below the surface of Lake Tahoe aren’t looking for reefs or sunken treasure. The divers are hunting for trash. The garbage hurts the ecosystem. It contributes to the death of underwater creatures. It threatens wildlife on the shore too.
World leaders accuse Russian President Vladimir Putin of causing a global food crisis on purpose. New estimates now place hundreds of millions more people in danger of food insecurity. Russia has blocked Ukraine's ports. It also attacked food warehouses. Exports of grains have gone down.