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We only have a 5 percent chance of avoiding ‘dangerous’ global warming, a study finds

In recent years, it has become increasingly common to frame the climate change problem as a kind of countdown — each year we emit more carbon dioxide, narrowing the window for fixing the problem, but not quite closing it yet. After all, something could still change. Emissions could still start to …

Climate Change

Little Mix Says They're Working on a TV Show or Movie

It will be based on their real lives.<p>It's safe to say that the members of Little Mix have pretty exciting lives, to the point where their experiences would certainly make for an interesting movie or TV show. As it turns out, the girl group would agree — which is why they're actually working on a …

Little Mix

Global warming will increase poverty in the southern US, a new study says

A new study estimates that southern areas of the US, many of which are already poor, could face a 20 percent decline in economic activity if carbon emissions continue unabated through the 21st century.<p>The study was issued by economists with the Climate Impact Lab, a consortium of experts from the …

Climate Change

Amazon Makes Its Teacher Resource-Sharing Site Public Today

Amazon unveiled its Amazon Inspire teacher resource-sharing site about a year ago. At that time, you could request access to it (see Amazon …

High School

Is It Possible To Pull Something Out Of A Black Hole?

Once something falls into a black hole, it can never get out. No matter how much energy you have, you can never move faster than the speed of light, and yet you’d need to in order to exit of the event horizon once you’ve crossed inside. But what if you tried to cheat that little rule by tethering a …

Black Holes

The 50 Best Books for 11- and 12-Year-Olds

Eleven and twelve is a time of big change for kids, both emotionally and physically. Which is why reading coming-of-age books becomes very relevant …

Books

This stunning video of the Martian surface took three months to make

The Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) blasted off from Cape Canaveral in August 2005 carrying, among other instruments, the High Resolution Imaging …

15 best children's books of all time

Google’s DeepMind pits AI against AI to see if they fight or cooperate

Unsurprisingly, they do both<p>In the future, it’s likely that many aspects of human society will be controlled — either partly or wholly — by artificial intelligence. AI computer agents could manage systems from the quotidian (e.g., traffic lights) to the complex (e.g., a nation’s whole economy), but …

Artificial Intelligence

Free Printable Chore Charts for Kids and the Whole Family

It seems that up to age 11 the chore chart is a boon and then it becomes a bane. Nevertheless, everyone in the family must pull their weight. …

Mom discovers security cameras hacked, kids' bedroom livestreamed

A mother in Houston, Texas woke up one morning to pretty much every parent's worst-case scenario.<p>"I happened to get a text from a friend of mine that …

Juno sends back its first view from orbit around Jupiter

NASA's spacecraft has been orbiting the massive planet for a little over a week but just fired up its main camera a few days ago to share the view.<p>About a week after NASA's Juno spacecraft entered orbit around Jupiter on July 4, the first images taken from the spacecraft's perch around the largest …

Astronomy

This Mom’s Hilarious Cartoons Nail the Reality of Parenting

<b>Katie Kirby</b> is a mom blogger. But not the kind that posts photos of Pinterest-perfect bento box lunches for kids. Using Microsoft Paint to draw stick …

A Teacher Writes A Brutally Honest Letter To Parents & Politicians

<b>A Teacher Writes A Brutally Honest Letter To Parents & Politicians</b><p>by <b>TeachThought Staff</b><p>In an Open Letter to Oklahoma Voters and Lawmakers that’s been …

Parenting

Kano's Got The Computer Any Kid Can Build, Anywhere

They set out with a mission to enable any kid to build their own computer from a lego-like kit, now for Kano the next step is to make sure children across Asia have that access – an interesting endeavor considering the impact the concept could have – especially on an enormous Indian youth …

TED Talks

Largest fireball since Chelyabinsk plunges through atmosphere over Atlantic

The rock, which released energy equivalent to the detonation of 13,000 tons of TNT as it burned up, fell off the coast of Brazil<p>The biggest fireball since the meteor that rocked Chelyabinsk in Russia has fallen over the Atlantic, Nasa has revealed.<p>The event, which happened on February 6 at 13:55 …

Have Amazing Cocktails Delivered to Your Doorstep! | Men's Health

Here is how it works: The website sells cocktail kits, complete with everything you need to make two servings of two unique drinks. The cost is $32.50 (plus shipping and handling), so each cocktail shakes out to a little over $8—not bad if you’re used to swilling fancy mixed drinks in tiny boutique …