This week, we learned …
The Game of Thrones Tapestry is a 66-meter (217-foot) hand-woven tapestry on view at the Ulster Museum in Belfast, Northern Ireland. This panel commemorates season 7, episode 4.
Photograph by Kal242382, courtesy Wikimedia. CC-BY-SA-4.0
What sort of resources and development contribute to a civilization?
Yes, men really did box kangaroos.
Illustration by Adolph Friedländer, courtesy Wikimedia. Public domain
What animals would win gold in the “animal Olympics”?
Teens like this Australian have a high sense of motivation for organizing things.
Photograph by Gerd Ludwig, National Geographic
Should teens be allowed to vote?
Four hundred years ago, Scottish soldiers were defeated at the Battle of Pavia, near Milan. The story goes that while trying to make their way home the Scots stopped in Gurro, where they got snowed in for the winter. Many locals believe they never left.
Photograph by kheinz, courtesy Pixabay. Public domain
How do scientists study ancient human migration routes?
Boys participate in a domestic science class at the Broadview Boys’ Institute in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, in 1911.
Photograph by Alexander W. Galbraith, courtesy the Toronto Public Library. Public domain
Personal finance is one of the best home ec skills you can have!
Debbie Reynolds, Charlotte, died this year. Sigh.
Does Mel the fish help you empathize with ocean life?
This beautiful little salmon has an uphill battle against climate change and habitat degradation.
Photograph by Bianca Lavies, National Geographic
Where is the source of the world’s most sustainable salmon?
Behold the very first scientist and scienceteller! The word “scientist” was invented in 1834 to describe the work of this Scottish woman, Mary Fairfax Somerville. She was a writer who focused on math and astronomy.
Photograph by Thomas Phillips, courtesy Scottish National Gallery. Public domain
Are STEM jobs segregated these days?
These are both adult Atlantic salmon. The one on top is big due to genetic engineering, not climate change.
Photograph by Greg Girard, National Geographic
How has climate change impacted sea life in the past?
This is our favorite photo of explorers Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay, just back from successfully scaling Mount Everest. Teamwork makes the dream work!
Photograph courtesy Jamling Tanzing Norgay, courtesy Wikimedia. Public domain
If a peppermint patty fueled the ascent of Everest, did a chocolate bar fuel the “Race to the Pole”?
You can make a dress of salt, and you can also make a dress out of maps.