There are different kinds of apes, including the bonobo and the chimpanzee. Both are considered great apes, a group that includes gorillas—and humans. [read more...]
Frida Kahlo was a Mexican artist whose art was influenced by her depression and her health issues. [read more...]
A red panda looks like a bear and a raccoon mixed together. They can be found in Nepal, Bhutan, Southern Tibet, Northern Burma, Yunnan, and the Sichuan provinces of china. You may also find some in India. [read more...]
Did you know the Dodo bird was once the biggest bird in the world? Sadly, they’re now extinct because people hunted them down. Before humans found them in 1590, Dodo birds lived a good life on the island of Mauritius. [read more...]
The oceans are vast bodies of water holding many secrets. Submarines cannot handle all of the pressure in the oceans, so while we know some facts about them, there remains much to learn. [read more...]
Amelia Earhart was an aviator who accomplished many things and went against traditional gender stereotypes. Earhart was the first woman to fly across the Atlantic ocean. Before she disappeared, she was best known for her cross-ocean trip. [read more...]
When one thinks about Egypt, gold-hued visions of pyramids, mummies, and ancient structures might come to mind. But what people do these treasures honor and why? [read more...]
What are tsunamis? In Japanese, tsunami means “great harbor waves” Tsunamis happen when the earth’s crust moves and the tectonic plates rub together. This causes the ocean to send shock waves near cities and land. They are powerful, destructive, and can reach up to 100 feet high. [read more...]
Home to millions of species, the rainforest has many levels. The highest level is called the canopy. [read more...]
Eastern Asia is a large part of the world that includes China, Japan, Mongolia, North and South Korea, and Taiwan. Much of these areas are covered by harsh terrain, including distant mountains, massive deserts, and parched grasslands. Eastern Asia also has many valleys, plains, and fast flowing rivers. [read more...]
The Arctic Ocean is home to a diverse collection of animals including belugas, walruses, narwhals, and jellyfish. [read more...]
The largest of the world’s seven continents also has the darkest, coldest winters known to Earth. But, during its short summers, Antarctica is light both day and night. [read more...]
One might not think that penguins can live in warm places. However, a variety of penguin species actually live in South America, Australia, New Zealand, and even South Africa. [read more...]
The Matterhorn, a mountain formed by glaciers, is one of the most magnificent mountains in the Swiss Alps. A dangerous yet frequently climbed mountain, the Matterhorn spans Switzerland and Italy. Many people have tried and failed to reach its peak. [read more...]
A large landmass unbroken by sea is called a continent. More than 300 million years ago there was only one continent, known as Pangaea. Since that time, Pangaea has slowly split, creating the seven continents we know today: North America, South America, Asia, Africa, Antarctica, Europe, and Australia. This slow movement of the continents is called the continental drift. [read more...]
The Aztecs were one of the greatest civilizations in Mexico during the 1400’s. [read more...]
Jane Goodall did a lot in her life. She was a primatologist, humanitarian, ethologist, anthropologist, animal rights campaigner and did a huge study on chimpanzees in Tanzania. [read more...]
Africa is the second largest continent in the world. There are over 831 million people who live in Africa. Most people are Muslim, Christian or practice other local religions. More than ten percent of the world’s population lives in Africa. [read more...]
Did you know the name Antarctica comes from the Greek language, and means “opposite to the north"? Antarctica is the fifth largest continent, and is covered in ice bergs and ice. There are many amazing features of Antarctica. [read more...]
Pyramids have been around for thousands of years and they still exist today. Their long history is what makes pyramids so cool. [read more...]
The Underground Railroad was not really a railroad and it was not underground. The Underground Railroad was a secret path to help slaves get away from their owners. Along the way there were houses that would help protect and hide runaway slaves. [read more...]
Do you know where soccer came from? It originated in China. [read more...]
Many people wonder why every state has a national park except Delaware. Luckily for them, there’s a proposal being discussed concerning a national park to be added in Delaware. [read more...]
Oil causes a lot of damage when it reaches the coastline, especially in an area as fragile as the Gulf Coast. The Gulf Coast is lined with natural areas such as marshes, swamps, forests and islands that are home to rare species of birds, fish, and other wildlife. Area wetlands also provide coastal areas with protection from hurricanes. [read more...]
Do you know how the recent oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico started? [read more...]