This week, we learned …
… how a “somewhat dreamy scholar” sent fake typhus vaccines to Nazi soldiers and provided the real thing to fellow inmates at Buchenwald. Read of the week!
Put Buchenwald in context with our interactive timeline of World War II in Europe.
… how illegal gold mining is threatening cocoa farmers—and your chocolate.
Where does your chocolate come from? Use our Planet Food interactive to learn more.
… about testing for wisdom, and why one psychologist thinks the U.S. education system is producing a system of “smart fools.”
How is “generation geography” testing the wisdom of their students?
… Rome’s newest subway line is leading to archaeological wonders.
Explore the art, architecture, engineering, language, literature, law, and politics with our rich collection of resources on Ancient Rome.
… the world’s largest telescope will finally allow astronomers to see stars without those distracting diffraction spikes.
You don’t need the world’s largest telescope to spot a supernova.
… women have been charting careers in cartography for as long as there has been cartography.
How are women cartographers reinvigorating mapmaking today?
… an evidence-based project has significantly cut fertilizer use while boosting crop yields for millions of small farms across China.
Will evidence-based suggestions help farmers feed our growing population? Use our lesson to help students better understand our agricultural system.
… how centuries of Muslim rule—and generally peaceful religious coexistence—came to an end in Spain.
… how pointed stone tools evolved over millennia.
… private education is experiencing a worldwide boom.
Our community of certified educators represents a great coalition of private, charter, and public educators.
… the deadliest animals in the U.S. aren’t what you think they are.
In the jungles of Hawaii, cattle are the most dangerous game.