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Great Pacific Garbage Patch growing into a plastic monster

We've known for a long time the world has an ocean pollution problem stemming from plastic junk. We just didn't know how bad it had gotten.<p>The Great Pacific Garbage Patch is the name given to an area of the Pacific Ocean between California and Hawaii where plastics of all kinds have been …

Pollution

Poll: Most young people say gov't should pay for health care

WASHINGTON (AP) — Most young Americans want any health care overhaul under President Donald Trump to look a lot like the Affordable Care Act signed …

How to See These Unusually Intense Auroras Before They're Gone

Earth is barreling through a pulse of charged particles from the sun, which means the celestial light show should be at its best this week.<p>A rip in the sun’s atmosphere sent out a strong gust of solar wind over the weekend that has now slammed into Earth. As our planet plows through this cosmic …

Northern Lights

None of My Teachers Knew I Was Homeless. They Should Have.

For many teachers, helping students means a phone call home. And since we didn’t have a home, we didn’t have help.<p><b>By Caitlin Cheney</b><p>As a homeless student, icebreakers were always tough for me. If my classmates asked about my family or tried to organize sleepovers, I couldn’t tell them that me and my …

Racism, Xenophobia, and the Election

<b>By the Editors of Rethinking Schools</b><p><b>As teachers and students return to classrooms this fall, together we have to try to make sense of a tumultuous presidential campaign and a summer of racial violence that have forcefully surfaced the racism that plagues our nation.</b><p>Elementary and middle school …

Why do Finnish pupils succeed with less homework?

<b>How do Finnish youngsters spend less time in school, get less homework and still come out with some of the best results in the world?</b><p>The question gets to the heart of a lot of parental angst about hard work and too much pressure on children in school.<p>Parents facing all those kitchen table arguments …

41 ancient shipwrecks discovered at the bottom of Bulgaria’s Black Sea

Forty-one ancient shipwrecks have been accidentally discovered by an international team of maritime archaeologists performing geophysical surveys of the Black Sea.<p>The shipwrecks, which lie at the bottom of the sea off the coast of Bulgaria, date from the Byzantine and Ottoman periods and it’s …

Archaeology

Levi's Gets a Streetwear Makeover, Thanks to This Cool Designer Collaboration

America's most iconic denim label Levi's has found itself in the midst of a streetwear renaissance. After a cameo on the Vetements spring 2017 …

Clothing

Wars of the Diadochi

On June 10, 323 BCE Alexander the Great died in Babylon. Although historians have debated the exact cause most agree that the empire he built was …

20 surprising effects that getting more sleep has on your mind and body

If you have a few days off this summer, one of the best things you can do with your time is fix your sleeping habits. Just let yourself sleep naturally during those days and see how much you really need.<p>For at least 40% of the US population that isn't getting the recommended seven to nine hours a …

Flying Car

15 Reasons You Should Be Eating More Cabbage

Move over kale, cabbage is the new king in the vegetable aisle.<p>Eating seasonally is almost second nature to many of us. But what do you do when the …

Huge Moroccan concentrated solar plant poised to to be world's largest

Morocco turned on its colossal solar power plant in the Sahara Desert this week, beginning the first phase of a project that is intended to provide …

9 Ways to Use Quinoa in the New Year

We're partnering with our Time Inc. sister brands Cooking Light, Health, My Recipes, Real Simple, Southern Living and Sunset to bring you 60 days of …

These Are Cabins? 9 Luxe Airbnb Rentals Around the World

Far, far from Little House on the Prairie, Airbnb has a host of luxe cabins that range from a chic glass house in Canada to a jaw-dropping tree house in Brazil.

The Little-Known, Disfiguring Disease That’s Coming Our Way

I tell a story over on the news side of <i>National Geographic</i> today, about an intrepid team of explorers who plunged into nearly impenetrable Honduran rainforest in order to groundtruth the legend that it concealed a fabled “white city.” They succeeded (and you can read that story in the October issue …

Public Health

Japanese-American WWII war hero Ben Kuroki dies

CAMARILLO, Calif. (AP) — Ben Kuroki, who overcame the American military's discriminatory policies to become the only Japanese American to fly over …

Is the world running out of space?

In an increasingly crowded world, will we still be able to find respite from one another?<p>Sometimes it’s difficult to fathom that the world could actually become even more crowded than it is today – especially when elbowing through a teeming Delhi market, hustling across a frenetic Tokyo street …

Geography

A transparent plastic ball filled with helium floats in an all white room

A transparent plastic ball filled with helium floats in an all white room. Attached are 300 charcoal sticks that make the ball look a bit like a flu germ, a “a post-industrial creature” that awaits interaction with an enthusiastic, hands-on audience. This is artist Karina Smigla-Bobinski‘s ADA, a toy-like kinetic sculpture that leaves black marks wherever it makes contact on walls, ceilings, floors, hands, etc… And though people try to control where it touches and how it spins, its lines are …

Pompeii set to rise again in happy end to restoration saga

The ancient city, buried during a volcanic eruption in the first century, is undergoing a multi-million euro restoration which will see the preserved bodies of victims go on display at the site.<p>But the transformation of one of the world's most treasured archaeological sites has been a challenge …

Letter by Mark Twain Suggests He Once Contemplated Suicide

Mark Twain, the celebrated author and humorist who brought us the classic novels <i>Adventures of Huckleberry Finn</i> and <i>The Adventures of Tom Sawyer</i>, may …

Slideshows Archive

While some TV shows might not make us smarter (that's right reality TV, we're talking to you), there are others (and popular songs, too) that help …

What’s the Difference Between In- and Un-?

English has two different prefixes that make a word into its opposite. OK, yes, there are more than two (dis-, a-, anti-, de-, etc.), but in- and un- …

Know These 9 Commonly Confused Homophones?

20 Latin Phrases You Should Be Using

You’d probably be surprised by how much Latin you actually already know. Hundreds of words—like <i>memo</i>, <i>alibi</i>, <i>agenda</i>, <i>census</i>, <i>veto</i>, <i>alias</i>, <i>via</i>, <i>alumni</i>,</i> …

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