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Heartbreaking Faces of Migrants’ Children in Pictures


Water and Power: Are swimming pools the new scapegoat?

<i>Your guide to the California drought from the Los Angeles Times.</i><p><b>NEWS AND POLICY</b><p><b>New normal:</b> Raging <b>wildfires</b> that overtake millions of acres may be the new normal. With hotter temperatures and less rain and snow, there’s more fuel to burn. “The physics of that just tell us the fire is going to be …

To Measure Drought's Reach, Researchers Scale The Mighty Sequoia

The giant sequoias in the Sierra Nevada are one of America's treasures, but for the first time in Sequoia National Park's history, the trees are showing visible signs of exhaustion due to the drought.<p>On a hike last summer, a scientist noticed that the needles of the giant sequoias were browning and …

Why the Drought Has Led Some Parts of California to Sink

Some land in California’s Central Valley is sinking as by as much as 2 in. per month as water is pumped out of the ground to serve the state during …


Drought drives water shortage to critical stage in Sao Paulo, Brazil

Officials in Sao Paulo state have announced that the water shortage in the city of the same name is now "critical," with multimillion-dollar emergency construction projects so far failing to ease the situation.<p>The announcement was the first time the state government officially recognized the …


Bendy tech promise for graphene

<b>Graphene, a sheet of single carbon atoms, has been manipulated into tiny complex structures like springs using the paper art technique of kirigami.</b><p>Origami and kirigami, a sister technique where cutting is allowed, have increasingly influenced engineering and scientific research.<p>Some mechanical …


8 Excellent Apps to Create Narrated Slideshows

Check out the list below and share with us what you think of them. Enjoy<p>SonicPics makes digital storytelling fun and easy! Turn your photographs into …


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12 Free Microsoft Teaching Tools

Microsoft Partners in Learning has created an abundance of resources for professionals and educators around the world to take new approaches to …

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