Thomas Lee Budesheim

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SimCityEDU: Gaming in the Classroom

I've been playing the new SimCity game for months. But starting today, kids in classrooms can play <i>SimCityEDU: Pollution Challenge!</i>, a version of the …

How Did the Standing Ovation Originate?

Because they won the evolutionary lottery. As mammals evolved, each species made a “choice” about its newborns. Some, like humans, are born when …

Civil Rights

How Do Skyscrapers Keep Getting Taller?

When you travel abroad, you always want to mind your manners. Here’s an easy guide to behaving brilliantly around the world.<p>Norway<p>Remember how …

Grand Canyon

Sad Faces Make People Support Social Campaigns

Any face. Even on a trash can.<p>At the end of last year, the international aid organization Oxfam decided to dramatically change their advertising tactics in their campaign to fight hunger in Africa, replacing pictures of sad, starving children with happier landscapes featuring the continent's …

University of Toronto

How to Make Homemade Peanut Butter Cups

I am what you might call a recovering junk food addict—and one that had an especially strong penchant for candy.<p>And while I’ve managed to get my sweet tooth under control in recent years, I still have quite a weakness for homemade versions of classic treats.<p>Being able to create them without …

How 3-D Printers Make Movie Monsters Scarier

Not so scary: The giant spider in the last Harry Potter movie spent some time as a 3-D printed figurine.<p>This time of year always makes me crave a good horror movie. If you're a fan, too, you might enjoy this story in Livescience, in which reporter Stephanie Pappas talks with Southern …

Harry Potter

Antibiotics Can't Keep Up With 'Nightmare' Superbugs

We're used to relying on antibiotics to cure bacterial infections. But there are now strains of bacteria that are resistant to even the strongest antibiotics, and are causing deadly infections. According to the CDC, "more than 2 million people in the United States every year get infected with a …

Women's Breasts Age Way Faster Than The Rest Of Their Bodies

A new technique for identifying the precise biological age of human tissue reveals that not all tissues grow old at the same rate.<p>A new technique for identifying the precise biological age of human tissue reveals that not all tissues grow old at the same rate. Not all parts of the body age alike, …

Stem Cells

The Social Life of Genes: Shaping Your Molecular Composition

A few years ago, Gene Robinson, of Urbana, Illinois, asked some associates in southern Mexico to help him kidnap some 1,000 newborns. For their …

Psychology