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India's first 'school in the cloud' aims to elevate kids

2013 TED Prize winner Sugata Mitra's School in the Cloud opens in New Delhi, letting kids teach themselves, and possibly ushering in "the end of schooling as we know it."<p>In 1999, Sugata Mitra tried something unusual in New Delhi, India: he placed a computer behind a clear plastic panel in one of …

Education

Pet Smart: Krissie Newman Educating Kids At Rescue Ranch

Excitement among the children explodes when they're told they can spend time with a couple of the animals at the Rescue Ranch. Stacey Reavis, the …

Kids Who Have Electronic Devices In Their Rooms Get Less Sleep

Erica Harris is no stranger to dealing with sleep problems in kids. Her children, Greyson, 5, and Reagan, 3, both had surgery last year for sleep apnea, which constantly interrupted their slumber each night. Reagan's sleep issues improved, but Greyson was still waking up every few hours. "He was …

Sleep

Scary Skeletons: Kids Need Calcium -- Not Candy -- for Halloween

Greeting hobgoblinswith a glass of milk or a handful of kale might sound more like a trick than a treat for Halloween.<p>But U.S. kids need calcium more than candy - according to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), which has endorsed guidelines by the Institute of Medicine that call for a higher …

Teens

A college student bought Google.com for $12. We kid you not.

Today’s the day that Google got outsmarted by a college student, and then the search engine giant rewarded him big time for doing it.<p>Sanmay Ved of …

Domain Names

Dairy Queen Removes Soda From Kids’ Menu

Dairy Queen will remove soda from their kids’ menu in an effort to promote healthier options. The decision was made in April, during Dairy Queen’s …

You can now get a flu vaccine via a 'jet injector,' which shoots it straight into your arm without a needle

A futuristic-looking jet injector can shoot this year's flu vaccine into your arm without a needle.<p>Though it may look like something from a sci-fi …

Food chain collapse predicted in world's oceans

Miami (AFP) - The world's oceans are teeming with life, but rising carbon dioxide emissions could cause a collapse in the marine food chain from the …

Climate Change

Should such intelligent animals as great apes be kept in zoos?

David Grazian spent years observing captive animals. In the process, he learned a lot about humans.<p>Early in his career, the University of Pennsylvania sociologist had studied and written books about nightlife in Chicago and Philadelphia. But when he and his wife had a son who grew to like animals, …

Animals
Wildlife

The 13 most innovative schools in the world

It can be a floating school in an impoverished region, like the one in Lagos, Nigeria.<p>Or it can be a school that's blind to gender, like Egalia, in Stockholm, Sweden.<p>Keep scrolling to see what the future of education can, and probably should, look like.

Pedagogy

A typical week of school lunch for kids in Paris vs. New York

Popular opinion would have it that French kids are superior to American ones in many ways. I don’t buy it.<p>But there’s no disputing the fact France has a dramatically lower obesity rate than the United States, which they seem to accomplish by feeding their children Boeuf bourguignon and brie with a …

Food