Meghan Johann

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Gigaom | With 2 million members, Storybird is ‘reverse-engineering’ the picture book

Advertisement<p>A few years ago, Mark Ury worked with his young son to create a picture book for his wife. Ury wrote the book’s text and his son drew …

Useful Chrome Extensions for K-12

column |<p>Useful Chrome Extensions for K-12<p>Feb 14, 2014<p><b>CHROME CRAZY:</b> They say that a significant other is an extension of oneself. But a Chrome …

New Big-Nosed Horned Dinosaur Found in Utah

Nasutoceratops titusi is a distant relative of Triceratops, study says.<p><b>Paleontologists have discovered a new dinosaur, a Triceratops relative with a supersize schnoz that once roamed present-day Utah.</b><p><i>Nasutoceratops titusi</i> belonged to a group of horned dinosaurs called ceratopsids, large four-legged …

California's 'Dwarf' Fox Is Back From the Brink

Fox has one of the fastest recoveries in the Endangered Species Act's history.<p><b>Kneeling in the dirt beneath a sycamore tree, Christie Boser cradled the endangered island fox in her lap, firmly gripping its neck with a gloved hand while using the other to slip on a green blindfold that would keep the</b> …

U.N. Urges Eating Insects; 8 Popular Bugs to Try

From beetles to stinkbugs, people in dozens of countries eat insects.<p><b>Ants are sweet, nutty little insects, aren't they?</b><p><b>I'm not talking about their personalities, but how they taste. Stinkbugs have an apple flavor, and red agave worms are spicy. A bite of tree worm apparently brings pork rinds to</b> …

Tall Trees

The Dyerville Giant fell to earth in 1991.<p>The Dyerville Giant was a 113-meter (370-foot) coast redwood tree, taller than the Statue of Liberty, in Humboldt Redwoods State Park, California. The crash was so loud that people in the closest towns thought it was the noise of a big train accident. The …

Fellowship of the Tree Rings

New Zealand researchers probe history and climate science by looking at wood.<p><b>Here was a ring to rule them all. It came not from the fires of Mordor, but from a tree in New Zealand. And its secrets were written not in Elvish script, but in the annual pattern of its growth.</b><p><b>Gretel Boswijk, a</b> …

The Pursuit of Happiness: Sequoia Style

<b>“To practice any art, no matter how well or badly, is a way to make your soul grow. So do it.” – Kurt Vonnegut</b><p>I arrived in Sequoia National Park on a personal quest.<p>I had heard about a grove of trees within the Giant Forest that had been dedicated to National Geographic a long way back. As the …

Space Pictures This Week: Nebulae, Rockets, and a New Earth