WORLD Is it possible to walk through the gates of hell and live? Ancient Romans thought so, and they staged elaborate sacrifices at what they believed were entrances to the underworld. How did that work? (Science) Learn a little about Ancient Rome, and why “gates to hell” are still deadly today. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers Toolkit, … Continue reading How a Roman ‘Gate to Hell’ Actually Worked
WORLD Archaeologists may have identified the tomb of Saint Nicholas—Santa Claus—beneath an ancient church in southern Turkey. (Telegraph) Where is Santa Claus residing these days? Use our study guide to find out. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers Toolkit. Discussion Ideas Wait a minute. Santa is DEAD? No! Archaeologists think they may have discovered the tomb of St. … Continue reading Tomb of St. Nick?
FOOD Which has more firepower: an air-to-air missile or a Roma tomato? One can down an aircraft, but the other can cripple a food industry. (Nat Geo Voices blog) Use our resources to better understand food security. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers’ Toolkit. Discussion Ideas President Vladimir Putin and other Russian leaders are considering food sanctions against … Continue reading Food Fight
SCIENCE A new study of volcanic rocks suggests that an ancient mural may indeed depict an erupting volcano, adding new weight to a theory that this 9,000-year-old image is a contender for the world’s oldest known landscape painting or map. (NPR) Use our resources to better understand how archaeologists interpret the past. Discussion Ideas The Science Museum of Minnesota has a terrific online introduction to … Continue reading Explosive Evidence for the World’s Oldest Map
SCIENCE The Taming of the Flu, banana-peel plastics, an app to improve emergency vehicles’ response time, and a world without batteries. Watch Google Science Fair winners explain their projects and encourage others to explore the possibilities of science. (Google Science Fair) Use our resources to see where science can take your career. And the winners are . . . . The Taming of the Flu … Continue reading Google Science Fair Winners