This week, we learned …
… why there were only four colors in a medieval rainbow. Read of the week!
… Black Friday sales numbers are useless and wrong.
What are some contemporary updates to Black Friday?
… how geography helps explain poverty in Philadelphia.
How can urban planning help address the geography of poverty?
… Puerto Rico’s Arecibo telescope will be rescued.
What makes the Arecibo Radio Telescope so amazing?
… a Galapagos finch was caught in the act of becoming a new species.
As one Galapagos finch is adapting, learn how another is on the brink of extinction.
… London’s buses are caffeinated.
What other public transportation options could caffeine up?
… modern life and Chinese imports are threatening a centuries-old Bedouin tradition.
… thunderstorms trigger nuclear reactions.
Help forecast a thunderstorm with our great “Extreme Weather” interactive.
… learning to code will eventually be as useful as learning Greek.
Yeah, that’s not what most people want to hear. Find out why.
… there’s an ancient link between mastodon poop and pumpkin pie.
Would modern-day mastodons snack on pumpkins?
… this gorgeous infographic may help you identify every single cognitive bias.
Courtesy of: Visual Capitalist
How can elementary schoolers uncover their own cognitive bias? Our educators have some ideas!
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