Why Do We Have Daylight Saving Time? - March 09, 2013 06:00 AM
This weekend, most Americans will lose an hour of sleep last night as daylight saving time takes effect. Why do we fall back one hour in the autumn, and spring ahead one hour in the spring?
Building an Online Presence More Important Than Ever - December 01, 2011 12:00 PM
Educators have long cautioned students about posting damaging information online, but now it’s also becoming important to build a positive digital footprint. When should students start building their online persona? The earlier, the better.
Frozen in Time: A Look at Time Capsules - October 27, 2011 07:00 AM
Time capsules allow their creators to freeze moments in time and communicate those moments to future generations. They encourage a dialogue with history, and speak through the artifacts of culture. Take a look at some unique time capsules that await opening, and some that have already been unearthed.
On This Day: 21 Killed in McDonald’s Massacre - July 18, 2011 05:00 AM
On July 18, 1984, James Oliver Huberty entered a McDonald’s in San Ysidro, California and, with no apparent motive, embarked on a shooting spree that killed 21 people.
Adults Fail to Comply With Vaccination Schedules - June 09, 2011 07:00 AM
The low percentage of adults that receive their recommended vaccines worries doctors, and highlights the potentially grave dangers of preventable diseases.
K-12 Schools Need More Male Teachers - May 31, 2011 07:00 AM
The dwindling number of male teachers in elementary and middle schools is cause for concern. Boys and girls need male role models in the classroom, educators say.
What Parents Should Know About Teen Dating - May 29, 2011 07:00 AM
When it comes to their teenagers’ dating habits, parents may think they have the answers, though it’s more likely they know little about the ways teens initiate and conduct intimate relationships.
On This Day: Nuclear Meltdown Occurs at Three Mile Island - March 28, 2011 06:00 AM
On March 28, 1979, the Three Mile Island nuclear power plant experienced a partial meltdown. It was the worst-ever commercial nuclear accident in U.S. history.
Daylight Saving Time: Why Do We “Fall Back” and “Spring Ahead”? - March 13, 2011 06:00 AM
Most Americans lost an hour of sleep last night as daylight saving time took effect. Why do we “fall” back one hour in the autumn, and “spring” ahead one hour in the spring?
The Yellowstone Supervolcano: Is There Anything to Worry About? - January 28, 2011 10:00 AM
A recent study has found that the Yellowstone caldera rose significantly between 2004 and 2010, sparking fears in the media that the simmering “supervolcano” beneath it will soon erupt. However, volcanic experts maintain that the chance of a disastrous eruption in the near future remains slim.
Want to Hide in Plain Sight? Consider an Alias on Facebook - January 20, 2011 07:00 AM
As more cases come to light of tarnished online reputations proving disastrous in the professional world, more people consider changing their names on Facebook.
The Making of an Endangered Species - January 17, 2011 07:00 AM
Take a look at the origins of the endangered species list and learn what qualifies a species for inclusion on the list.
Constitutionality of Death Penalty To Be Debated in Unprecedented Texas Court Hearing - December 07, 2010 09:00 AM
A Texas district court is hearing arguments that the state’s death penalty is unconstitutional on the basis that there is a high probability of wrongful executions. A dozen Texas men have been exonerated after spending time on death row, and two men have already been executed due in part to discredited evidence.
Daylight Saving Time: Why Do We “Fall Back” and “Spring Ahead”? - November 04, 2010 12:00 PM
On Sunday, March 14, 2009, most of the United States set their clocks ahead one hour. Likewise, on Sunday, Nov. 7, most households will set their clocks back one hour. Why?
Board Game Resurgence Seen From Classrooms to Living Rooms - September 30, 2010 07:00 AM
Many people are rediscovering the benefits of board games, while teachers are incorporating board games into lesson plans.
Grieving 2.0: As Students Turn to Facebook to Mourn, How Should Parents, Teachers and Counselors React? - September 28, 2010 07:00 AM
With Facebook supplanting grief counselors as an outlet for grieving teens, schools need to participate in the process.
Laid Off Workers and New Graduates Try Volunteer Travel - September 27, 2010 07:00 AM
As laid off workers struggle to find new jobs, volunteering has become an increasingly popular alternative, everywhere from Singapore to San Francisco.
Death of Illinois Teen Highlights the Dangers of Huffing Inhalants - September 26, 2010 07:00 AM
While parents and teachers are concerned about teens using cigarettes, alcohol and drugs such as marijuana and LSD, inhalants are one of the most dangerous—and popular—drugs available.
Teen Girl Drivers Becoming as Dangerous as Boys - September 20, 2010 07:00 AM
Teenage girls are getting into more fatal crashes—and admit to riskier behavior behind the wheel—than teenage boys. Are teen girls simply acting more like the boys?
Abandoned Subway Tunnels Offer Clues to the Past - September 19, 2010 07:00 AM
One man’s quest to explore Brooklyn’s abandoned subway tunnel sheds light on other hidden railways around the U.S., and reignites interest in President Lincoln’s assassination.
Are Biofuels Ready for Prime Time? - September 13, 2010 07:00 AM
As energy experts tout the potential of algae as a fuel source, we look more closely at pond scum, the current state of biofuels and the innovative ways scientists are deriving fuel.
The Internet: A Boon to Writing, or the Beginning of the End? - September 11, 2010 07:00 AM
Several studies have tried to determine whether online media actually fosters creativity and improves writing skills.
Can More Efficient Charter Schools Improve Education Altogether? - August 23, 2010 06:00 AM
The charter school movement is threatened by the failures of a few, but improvements could have implications for education across the United States, some officials contend.
19th Century Irish Railroad Workers in Pennsylvania Grave May Have Been Murdered - August 20, 2010 12:00 PM
An examination of the 178-year-old “Duffy’s Cut” grave indicates that violence contributed to the deaths of the 57 Irish immigrant railroad workers inside.
Elementary Math Scores Soar With Help From Animated Penguin - August 18, 2010 06:00 AM
JiJi, an animated computer penguin, is helping elementary school children improve their math scores, showing how technology can play a positive role in education.
The Rise of the High-Tech Classroom - August 17, 2010 06:30 AM
Classrooms around the country are being updated to become technological havens for students, but some wonder whether technology is a real necessity for education.
Can Language Immersion Lead to Enhanced Creativity? - June 24, 2010 07:30 AM
Utah's elementary school language immersion programs could encourage students to live abroad, an experience that studies suggest improves creative problem-solving abilities.
Going Outside? Don’t Forget the Sunscreen - June 23, 2010 07:30 AM
With lots of travel during fourth of july weekend, physicians are spreading the word about the importance of sunscreen and sun safety practices.
Tanning Beds Cause Cancer, But Will People Stop Tanning? - June 21, 2010 05:30 PM
Tanning beds join cigarettes and hepatitis B as definitive causes of cancer. But the threat of melanoma might not be enough to stop young people from tanning.
Newer Sprawling Cities Mean More Driving, Poor Health for Residents - June 16, 2010 07:05 AM
Cities in the United States that are unfriendly toward pedestrians may also contribute to rising obesity rates, as driving takes the place of walking for work commutes and errands.