Dominica Thomson

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21st Century Education

21st Century

Amazed, Inspired and Happy

In a week where I have spent the majority of the time working with students, I have been really trying to promote the notion of “Digital Leadership,” …

Distractify

Women's pay: Taking steps to fix inequality

Women are also catching up to men in overall rates of higher qualification attainment - with a higher proportion of women under 30 than men under 30 …

Australia's Infinite Stairway to Heaven

<i>Diminish and Ascend</i> is a sculptural installation by artist David McCracken that, from certain angles, looks like a never-ending staircase. Part of the annual event known as Sculpture by the Sea in Bondi, Australia, the staircase is one of the most eye-catching pieces at the outdoor exhibition this …

Labor leader Bill Shorten furious at Kevin Rudd's retirement ambush

BILL Shorten was heard swearing as he left the parliamentary chamber on Wednesday night after being forced to deliver a political eulogy to Kevin …

CCTV footage from Hornsby Station shows lunch room flipping during Hornsby tornado

CCTV footage has revealed the moment a freak tornado touched down at Hornsby Station, sparking panic among staff and commuters and flipping a lunch …

Photography Tips and Tricks

Color or black and white? Artsy or newsy? Doesn't matter: We love photography—and so do you! That's why all of our great photo stuff is now in one easy-to-find place.<p>Whether you're looking for videos, lighting tips, settings help, expert advice, or photos by kids like you, we've got what you need …

Photography

What did Mars look like 4 billion years ago? The team at NASA’s Conceptual Image Lab have an idea based on the existing evidence:

What did Mars look like 4 billion years ago? The team at NASA’s Conceptual Image Lab have an idea based on the existing evidence:<p>Billions of years ago when the Red Planet was young, it appears to have had a thick atmosphere that was warm enough to support oceans of liquid water - a critical ingredient for life. The animation shows how the surface of Mars might have appeared during this ancient clement period, beginning with a flyover of a Martian lake. The artist’s concept is based on evidence …

Made as a commercial for Japanese tissue paper company Nepia, watch Yuki Ariga's Tissue Paper Animals. 

Made as a commercial for Japanese tissue paper company Nepia, watch Yuki Ariga's Tissue Paper Animals.<p>Related watching: more stop motion, plus Protéigon, Irving Harper, and a clip from Between the Folds.

Welcome To Curiosityville

How Curiosityville Works<p>Play<p>Children play and explore with lovable characters and activities<p>Learn<p>We track and report learning progress in 10 learning …

Disney Pixar

In this extraordinary adaptation strategy, Thailand’s Moken sea gypsies can see twice as clearly underwater by controlling the size of th…

In this extraordinary adaptation strategy, Thailand’s Moken sea gypsies can see twice as clearly underwater by controlling the size of their pupils. What was generally considered an automatic reflex for the rest of us is now thought to be something that any child under 5 could learn how to do.<p>From a study called Superior Underwater Vision in a Human Population of Sea Gypsies by Dr. Anna Gislén:<p>The Moken may learn to do this due to their extensive use of their eyes in water, where accommodation …

We want to learn how to make flying vehicles like this

We want to learn how to make flying vehicles like this. Meet Luigi Prina, the 83-Year-Old Builder of Flying Model Ships, in this fascinating video profile: The Ships That Sail Through The Clouds.<p>The flying ships are made from ultrathin paper and balsa wood. Everything is optimized for flight: from the weight (between 20 and 50 grams) to the aerodynamic shape. They fly like any propeller airplane. The only difference is that here the propeller is powered by an internal elastic band and not an …

National Geographic Kids

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The Floundering Father

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What Can You Do With Geography?

Watch this video for a look into what you can do with geography, as students around the country prepare for the 2012 National Geographic Bee. Environmental economists, Earth scientists, explorers, and a former National Geographic Bee winner share their perspectives on why geography matters in the …