This week, we learned …
According to the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, “it is far easier to make a crude, unsafe, unreliable nuclear explosive that might fit in the back of a truck than it is to make a safe, reliable weapon of known yield that can be delivered by missile or combat aircraft.”
Photograph courtesy U.S. Navy
Where have nuclear bombs been deployed by the U.S.?
Poland Spring is just one of the family of “Nestle Waters” bottled and sold around the world.
Photograph by Brett Weinstein, courtesy Wikimedia. CC-BY-SA-2.5
Where is freshwater available around the world?
These Peruvian first-graders are stressing about grades.
Photograph by Charlie Hamilton James, National Geographic
What do your students think about education? Let them express themselves with the Photo Ark Challenge!
No 5 Road in Richmond, British Columbia, is home to about 20 places of worship: Buddhist, Sikh, and Hindu temples; a Sunni and a Shia Mosque; and several churches, preaching in English, Mandarin, Minnanese, Cantonese, Arabic, Hindi, and Punjabi. This isn’t that road! it’s a local park.
Photograph by Grassbag, courtesy Wikimedia. CC-BY-SA-3.0
How can picture books help us learn more about religious tolerance?
Why are endangered languages important?
Mexican fan palms like these are not native to California.
Photograph by Waltarrrrr, courtesy Wikimedia. CC-BY-SA-3.0
How might Angelenos put their dying palms to use?
A team of state and federal biologists assisted in disentangling this big, beautiful right whale off Daytona Beach. The fishing line is still visible tangled in the whale’s body and trailing behind it.
Photograph by NOAA News Archive
How are fisheries getting roped into conservation?
What does the oldest map in the world have to say about the culture that created it?
Orbis et Globus, a nine-ton concrete sphere, will trace the movement of the Arctic Circle as it shifts north on the island of Grimsey, Iceland.
Photograph courtesy Studio Granda
Why does the Arctic Circle move?
Chinese people tend to express their feelings, particularly psychological distress, through their bodies—a process known as somatization.
Photograph by Gerd Ludwig, National Geographic
Can you experience emotions through food?
Nanoparticles from tattoo ink can be embedded into lymph nodes.
Photograph by Paul Nicklen, National Geographic
What are nanoparticles?