Cristi Villecourt

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No, You Can’t Teach Your Baby To Read

This week, in a courtroom in Carlsbad, California, a battle is waging between science and belief. The government is pushing back against a company that claims to teach babies to read at 10 months.<p>First, some background. Media that purports to teach babies skills like reading and language are …

Top 10 Amazing Moon Facts

1 of 12<p>Lunar Facts<p>Did you know there's no such thing as a full moon? No dark side, either. And if you think the moon is causing the wild moods of a …

How to clean your car like a professional

There's more to the perfect car wash than just rinsing the grime off your ride.<p>There's a lot more to the perfect car wash than just rinsing the grime off your ride. We talked to professional auto detailer and founder of AMMO NYC, Larry Kosilla, for some expert advice. "To me, detailing is about …

An inside look at the Roush-Yates NASCAR engine facility

A glimpse into the secret heart of stock-car racing.<p>Within moments of setting foot in Roush-Yates, we're given a stern debriefing. Cell phones are verboten. Touching is frowned upon. Taking photos? Ha!—yeah right. For a NASCAR engine facility in Mooresville, North Carolina, this sure feels like a …

These scientists want us to hear what plants have to say

Here’s something weird to think about this weekend: what if we could get bushes and trees to tell us about the environment around them?<p>That is the …

A Simple Solar Rover

Build your own planetary explorer.<p>Don’t let NASA monopolize robotic exploration of the solar system. Using a couple of gear motors, solar panels, and leftover LEGOs, you can build a sunshine-powered robot that ambles around a strange landscape: your backyard. Obstacles such as rocks and curious …

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