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How to Raise a Genius: Lessons from a 45-Year Study of Supersmart Children

On a summer day in 1968, professor Julian Stanley met a brilliant but bored 12-year-old named Joseph Bates. The Baltimore student was so far ahead of …


Meet PocketBlock, the crypto engineering game for kids of all ages | Ars Technica

When you’re a cryptographer, telling your preteen kids what you do isn’t easy.<p>When you're an applied cryptographer, teaching your preteen daughters …

Information Security

Scientists are peering millions of years back in time to get an inside look at one of the most violent processes in the universe

The supernova, known as SN 1987A, occurred in a neighboring galaxy called the Large Magellanic Cloud.<p>It was the result of the core of a massive star collapsing under its own gravity, resulting in a stellar explosion that could be seen from Earth.<p>Since the supernova was first spotted in the sky, …


Mission to Space

Earth is the third planet from our sun. Earth is sometimes called the Goldilocks planet. In the story of “Goldilocks and the Three Bears,” Goldilocks …

Space Science

10 Toys to Buy Your Budding Entrepreneur

Want to encourage your child to become an entrepreneur? Then these toys make the perfect holiday gifts.<p>What's left after the craze of holiday gift opening? Often just a giant pile of used wrapping paper, a large credit card bill, and some toys that your kids may or may not discard with boredom in a …