Dogs have been in search-and-rescue for centuries. Highly skilled and brave animals save hundreds of lives each year. They work in situations from natural disasters to war zones. This article explains what these extraordinary dogs do and the situations in which they work so courageously to help us.
Stars have fascinated humans for thousands of years. Our nearest star, the sun, is the source of energy for all life on Earth. Stars have inspired music, art, poetry, and scientific investigation. This article explores 10 of the most interesting and fun facts about stars.
The known Universe contains 100 billion galaxies grouped in superclusters and separated by empty space. This article explains what the Universe is, how it started, what it's made of, and what its future might be.
Investigative skills play an important part in learning practical biology. Experiments are important in the scientific method. This article teaches good experimental design for young biologists.
No matter how healthy you are, at some time you'll suffer from flaky skin, spots, zits, scabs, and pimples. Here is a lighthearted look at some icky skin stuff!
This article explains with clear text, illustrations and videos all about diffusion, osmosis, active transport, surface to volume ratio and the temperature and concentration gradients in cell biology.
We take it for granted that we can look out of our homes through glass windows and walk in and out through lockable doors. But when were the first windows made? Have we always had doors? Find out now!
Many modern houses are built of bricks, mortar and concrete. Who invented bricks? When were they first used? How is concrete made? This article explores the history of these common building materials.
What is biology? What is life? What is a cell? How are varieties of living things organized? This article explains basic biology in clear, easy-to-understand language with photos, videos and a quiz.
Parasites are everywhere. They live on your skin, in your hair and even inside you! Some are harmless, many are necessary for health, and a few are DEADLY. Let's find out more about crazy PARASITES...
This daring study asked Moms to evaluate themselves as mothers. Then they asked the kids what they really thought of their Moms. Sit down. Take a deep breath. This is what happened...
Properly named The United Mexican States, Mexico is the biggest country on the land bridge connecting North and South America. A complex region with a rich cultural and political history. Bienvenido!
Since ancient times, the Moon has fascinated and inspired people. The Moon is often associated with magic and mystery. Now science has unveiled those mysteries. Ready for a moonwalk? Read on!
Gold has fascinated humans since it was first discovered. It has inspired love, poetry, art and music as well as greed, murder and warfare. Discover about gold with these amazing facts, pics, videos!
Spiders both fascinate and frighten people. Check out these weird, amazing, interesting and fun facts about spiders taken from science, history, literature and mythology with cool photos and videos.
Modern art is often misunderstood. Let's sort out the facts from the fiction, exposing popular myths and finding out the truth about the history, styles and most famous practitioners of modern art.
Bring the park home with this durable, maintenance-free outdoor play set. A safe adventure playground for active, healthy, developmental play. Genuine reviews, product specifications and purchasing.
At the dawn of civilization, people worshiped the Sun as a divine being. Today, science has solved many of its mysteries. Here are ten fun, interesting and surprising facts about our nearest star.
Everyone's heard of the Wild West. But what was it that made it so wild? Lawlessness? Crazy characters? New inventions? The lure of gold? The cowboy life? Wars between natives and settlers? Read on...
Getting a job as a teenager can be a step towards greater independence, getting out into the world to learn new skills and make friends. But what jobs can you apply for and how ? Read on to find out!
Everyone that ever lived and everything they did has contributed to our history. It's the story of people on this planet. Historians are time-detectives, looking for clues to find out about the past.
"I'm bored," you say. But what is boredom and why does it happen? Exploring the scientific perspective leads to surprisingly helpful insights that might banish boredom forever. Interested ? Read on...
Parents are delighted when their babies first start to laugh. But why do babies laugh? What do they laugh at? With some wonderful video footage and a bit of science, everything is explained here.
The Swedish scientist, Alfred Nobel, died in Paris in 1896. In his will he left an historic legacy: The Nobel Prize. The Nobel Laureates are important innovators in science, society and art.
Charles Dickens, like his character, Oliver Twist, knew from experience the meaning of poverty. Let's take a look at the social history that forms the background to the most famous of all his books.
Birds are among the most beautiful creatures on Earth. They're also some of the weirdest! Check out these crazy-but-true interesting and fun facts about our feathered friends...you'll be amazed!
Winter, 1926. In his tiny London laboratory, John Logie Baird turned down the lights on his small, invited audience. Moving images appeared in the darkness. The audience gasped. Television was born...
Alexander Graham Bell's invention of the telephone revolutionized 19th century communication and was the precursor to the development of of the satellite mobile communications revolution of today...
Gutenberg's printing press was a great historical event. Before it, all books had to be laboriously hand copied. His invention sparked a cultural revolution that would change the world forever...
Marina Abramović and Ulay met in the 70s. Passionately in love, they lived, worked and performed together for many years. When they parted, they thought it was forever. Until this extraordinary day...
Michael Faraday, the son of an 18th Century blacksmith, became one of the greatest scientists of his age. One of his discoveries transformed the world and changed the way we live forever.
Toilet paper is something we use every day, but how much do you know about it? You might be surprised at just how many fun facts there are to learn about it. See how many of these you already knew!
Magazines, books, art materials, toilet tissue, wall-coverings, tickets, posters, packaging and even money are all made from paper. But where does paper come from, who invented it and how is it made?
The Chinese Tangram Game is a cool activity to do with kids that has great educational value and is loads of fun to play. Find out its history, how to make your own, and the fun you can have with it!