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Find interesting and fun articles, books, and other resources to read for every age.

Flamingos

Flamingos in captivity pick favorite friends among the flock:
https://bit.ly/2AbyfAr opens in a new window


Plants

Discover how NASA is growing plants in space:
https://go.nasa.gov/2Laz0fj opens in a new window


Plastic bottle

Bubble dynamics reveal how to empty bottles faster:
https://bit.ly/2W9CsNG opens in a new window


Sir Isaac Newton

Why are Newton’s laws so important? Find out:
https://bit.ly/3b2fiNn opens in a new window


R2-D2

Why are Star Wars droids so lovable? It’s science:
https://cnn.it/2KWrftf opens in a new window


Rainbow in a Jar

Miss visiting USS Requin (SS 481)? Learn what it’s like to be the caretaker of Pittsburgh’s favorite submarine in this Q&A with Maria Renzelli:
https://bit.ly/3c0ry2g opens in a new window


A cat-sized mammal

A cat-sized mammal dubbed “crazy beast” lived on Madagascar among some of the last dinosaurs to walk the Earth, scientists have revealed:
https://bbc.in/2KMdflN opens in a new window
Image: Reuters


Turtle

Scientists discover new species of turtle that looks like a muddy rock:
https://bit.ly/2KLef9C opens in a new window


two sides of the moon

Gorgeous new map of the Moon is most detailed to date:
https://bit.ly/3cVpYOY opens in a new window

Image: NASA/GSFC/USGS


Scotch tape

Many of you probably use Scotch tape to hang up balloons for parties, but how did this common office supply get its start? Learn more about the invention of this sticky office staple:
https://bit.ly/3cRNWKY opens in a new window

Image: 3M


Earth and Sun

New potentially habitable exoplanet is similar in size and temperature to Earth:
https://cnn.it/2wNIUzO opens in a new window


Owl

To silence wind turbines and airplanes, engineers are studying owl wings:
https://bit.ly/2ynayUW opens in a new window


Learn how to compost at home

Learn how to compost at home:
https://n.pr/3cyfB3v opens in a new window


Student in a canoe made from mushrooms

Is fungus the answer to climate change? Student who grew a mushroom canoe says yes:
https://nbcnews.to/2VPCBV7 opens in a new window


Empty plastic bottles

How to tell if you can recycle something, in one chart:
https://bit.ly/2RJgaPQ opens in a new window


Solar panels

Google data centers watch the weather to make the most of renewable energy:
https://tcrn.ch/2RXEP3h opens in a new window


Parrots

Parrots will share currency to help their pals purchase food:
https://bit.ly/3cNXsi7 opens in a new window


Inside a Subnmarine

What submarine crews and astronauts can teach us about isolation:
https://bit.ly/34ZHkHU opens in a new window


A black hole

Astronomers watch star dance with a black hole, proving Einstein right (again):
https://cnet.co/34Isoh7 opens in a new window

Image: ESO/L. Calçada


Rainbow in a Jar

NASA’s Curiosity keeps rolling as team operates rover from home: https://go.nasa.gov/3etSLf2 opens in a new window

Image: NASA/JPL-Caltech


Rainbow in a Jar

‘Longest animal ever’ discovered in deep-sea canyon off Australian coast:
https://bit.ly/2RDRjNC opens in a new window

Image: © Schmidt Ocean Institute


Rainbow in a Jar

Remains of 90 million-year-old rainforest discovered under Antarctic ice:
https://bit.ly/2xsWxF0 opens in a new window

Image: © J. McKay/Alfred-Wegener-Institut; Creative Commons licence CC-BY 4.0


Deep-sea squids

Deep-sea squids glow to communicate in the dark:
https://bit.ly/2VgOgvQ opens in a new window


Neon green frog

In blue light, most amphibians have a neon-green glow:
https://bit.ly/34mu4wF opens in a new window


A Coptic monestary

Explore an ancient Egyptian queen's tomb and a Coptic monastery with this new 3D virtual tour:
https://bit.ly/2wooOMt opens in a new window


Jelly Beans

Go behind the scenes at the Jelly Belly factory to find out how jelly beans are made:
https://bit.ly/3c6osZT opens in a new window


A nebula

NASA is showing you the picture the Hubble Space Telescope took on your birthday: 
https://cnn.it/34xx1KN opens in a new window


Gerbil in a small museum

Quarantined couple builds art museum to entertain pet gerbils:
https://bit.ly/2yQsura opens in a new window


Tiny rover

'Honey, I Shrunk the NASA Payload' challenge seeks tiny designs for the Moon:
https://bit.ly/2K2tRVW opens in a new window


Stephanie Kwolek

Learn about chemist Stephanie Kwolek, who helped make bulletproof vests and yoga pants possible:
https://bit.ly/344M7HA opens in a new window


Prehistoric flying reptile

Four new species of prehistoric flying reptiles unearthed in Morocco:
https://bit.ly/3bTSbp5 opens in a new window


International Space Station

NASA is offering some seriously cool virtual space tours right now:
https://bit.ly/3bKqDCq opens in a new window


60,000 year-old wood

A forest submerged 60,000 years ago could save your life one day:
https://nyti.ms/2RgoTJ9 opens in a new window


Caterpillars

These caterpillars can detect color using their skin, not their eyes:
https://bit.ly/2URn085 opens in a new window


Milky Way

Astronomers have found the edge of the Milky Way at last:
https://bit.ly/2QKwU9c opens in a new window


Cool Whip

Learn bout the scientist behind some of our favorite junk foods:
https://bit.ly/2xpP2hw opens in a new window


Large ship on the ocean

The ecological mystery of a stink bug swarm far out to sea:
https://bit.ly/3ah0ivk opens in a new window


Kaufmann's

Learn how iconic Pittsburgh shopping mecca Kaufmann’s found its place in the Miniature Railroad & Village® 
https://bit.ly/2UzmUBY opens in a new window


feathered dinosaurs

New feathered carnivorous dinosaur found in New Mexico:
https://bit.ly/2xs3mq4 opens in a new window


The Moon behind a moutain range

Why does the Moon looks so big sometimes? NASA breaks it down for you:
https://go.nasa.gov/2UHAv8X opens in a new window


Asteroid smashing into the ground

Japan’s experiment to calculate an asteroid’s age was a smashing success: 
https://bit.ly/2UpkGos opens in a new window


Esther Pohl

Learn about Esther Pohl, the pioneering health officer who saved Portland from the plague: 
https://bit.ly/2UsZwpB opens in a new window


Alarm clock

Beep beep beep or Beach Boys? The sounds you wake up to could be affecting how groggy you are in the morning, according to new research:
https://bit.ly/3dKVnos opens in a new window


Non-Newtonian fluids change their viscosity depending on the stress or force applied, transforming from liquid-like to solid-like in a flash

Oobleck's weird properties demystified:
https://bit.ly/343hqmc opens in a new window


Fancy Nancy and young boy

Disney’s ‘Fancy Nancy’ to spotlight autistic character for World Autism Awareness Day:
https://bit.ly/2wVWT6O opens in a new window


Lichen

Have you been exploring your backyard? Learn about lichen, one of our team member's favorite things to find on nature hikes!
https://bit.ly/399ZuHq opens in a new window


Man talking about Mars Lander

NASA fixes Mars lander by hitting it with a shovel https://cnn.it/33D3gHX opens in a new window
Image: ESA - European Space Agency & Max-Planck Institute for Solar System Research for OSIRIS Team


Wonderchicken

‘Wonderchicken’ is the earliest known modern bird at nearly 67 million years old.
https://bit.ly/2WwQbhX opens in a new window


Madam C.J. Walker

After becoming afflicted with a scalp disorder that caused her to lose her hair, Madam C.J. Walker formulated her first hair-care product. The hair-care magnate at the center of the new Netflix series ‘Self Made’ left her imprint on the city where she launched her career.
https://bit.ly/2UyG7m2 opens in a new window


Washing Hands

Why is it so important to wash your hands? Smithsonian Mag breaks down the science behind hand-washing and alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
https://bit.ly/2QoyLQT opens in a new window


Scientists are leading Notre Dame’s restoration

Scientists are leading Notre Dame’s restoration—and probing mysteries laid bare by its devastating fire.
http://bit.ly/2TZL8oF opens in a new window


Insect With ‘Wacky Fashion Sense’ Named After Lady Gaga

Insect With ‘Wacky Fashion Sense’ Named After Lady Gaga
http://bit.ly/3a2g5Oq opens in a new window

Things to READ

Find interesting and fun articles, books, and other resources to read for every age.

Flamingos

Flamingos in captivity pick favorite friends among the flock:
https://bit.ly/2AbyfAr opens in a new window


Plants

Discover how NASA is growing plants in space:
https://go.nasa.gov/2Laz0fj opens in a new window


Plastic bottle

Bubble dynamics reveal how to empty bottles faster:
https://bit.ly/2W9CsNG opens in a new window


Sir Isaac Newton

Why are Newton’s laws so important? Find out:
https://bit.ly/3b2fiNn opens in a new window


R2-D2

Why are Star Wars droids so lovable? It’s science:
https://cnn.it/2KWrftf opens in a new window


Rainbow in a Jar

Miss visiting USS Requin (SS 481)? Learn what it’s like to be the caretaker of Pittsburgh’s favorite submarine in this Q&A with Maria Renzelli:
https://bit.ly/3c0ry2g opens in a new window


A cat-sized mammal

A cat-sized mammal dubbed “crazy beast” lived on Madagascar among some of the last dinosaurs to walk the Earth, scientists have revealed:
https://bbc.in/2KMdflN opens in a new window
Image: Reuters


Turtle

Scientists discover new species of turtle that looks like a muddy rock:
https://bit.ly/2KLef9C opens in a new window


two sides of the moon

Gorgeous new map of the Moon is most detailed to date:
https://bit.ly/3cVpYOY opens in a new window

Image: NASA/GSFC/USGS


Scotch tape

Many of you probably use Scotch tape to hang up balloons for parties, but how did this common office supply get its start? Learn more about the invention of this sticky office staple:
https://bit.ly/3cRNWKY opens in a new window

Image: 3M


Earth and Sun

New potentially habitable exoplanet is similar in size and temperature to Earth:
https://cnn.it/2wNIUzO opens in a new window


Owl

To silence wind turbines and airplanes, engineers are studying owl wings:
https://bit.ly/2ynayUW opens in a new window


Learn how to compost at home

Learn how to compost at home:
https://n.pr/3cyfB3v opens in a new window


Student in a canoe made from mushrooms

Is fungus the answer to climate change? Student who grew a mushroom canoe says yes:
https://nbcnews.to/2VPCBV7 opens in a new window


Empty plastic bottles

How to tell if you can recycle something, in one chart:
https://bit.ly/2RJgaPQ opens in a new window


Solar panels

Google data centers watch the weather to make the most of renewable energy:
https://tcrn.ch/2RXEP3h opens in a new window


Parrots

Parrots will share currency to help their pals purchase food:
https://bit.ly/3cNXsi7 opens in a new window


Inside a Subnmarine

What submarine crews and astronauts can teach us about isolation:
https://bit.ly/34ZHkHU opens in a new window


A black hole

Astronomers watch star dance with a black hole, proving Einstein right (again):
https://cnet.co/34Isoh7 opens in a new window

Image: ESO/L. Calçada


Rainbow in a Jar

NASA’s Curiosity keeps rolling as team operates rover from home: https://go.nasa.gov/3etSLf2 opens in a new window

Image: NASA/JPL-Caltech


Rainbow in a Jar

‘Longest animal ever’ discovered in deep-sea canyon off Australian coast:
https://bit.ly/2RDRjNC opens in a new window

Image: © Schmidt Ocean Institute


Rainbow in a Jar

Remains of 90 million-year-old rainforest discovered under Antarctic ice:
https://bit.ly/2xsWxF0 opens in a new window

Image: © J. McKay/Alfred-Wegener-Institut; Creative Commons licence CC-BY 4.0


Deep-sea squids

Deep-sea squids glow to communicate in the dark:
https://bit.ly/2VgOgvQ opens in a new window


Neon green frog

In blue light, most amphibians have a neon-green glow:
https://bit.ly/34mu4wF opens in a new window


A Coptic monestary

Explore an ancient Egyptian queen's tomb and a Coptic monastery with this new 3D virtual tour:
https://bit.ly/2wooOMt opens in a new window


Jelly Beans

Go behind the scenes at the Jelly Belly factory to find out how jelly beans are made:
https://bit.ly/3c6osZT opens in a new window


A nebula

NASA is showing you the picture the Hubble Space Telescope took on your birthday: 
https://cnn.it/34xx1KN opens in a new window


Gerbil in a small museum

Quarantined couple builds art museum to entertain pet gerbils:
https://bit.ly/2yQsura opens in a new window


Tiny rover

'Honey, I Shrunk the NASA Payload' challenge seeks tiny designs for the Moon:
https://bit.ly/2K2tRVW opens in a new window


Stephanie Kwolek

Learn about chemist Stephanie Kwolek, who helped make bulletproof vests and yoga pants possible:
https://bit.ly/344M7HA opens in a new window


Prehistoric flying reptile

Four new species of prehistoric flying reptiles unearthed in Morocco:
https://bit.ly/3bTSbp5 opens in a new window


International Space Station

NASA is offering some seriously cool virtual space tours right now:
https://bit.ly/3bKqDCq opens in a new window


60,000 year-old wood

A forest submerged 60,000 years ago could save your life one day:
https://nyti.ms/2RgoTJ9 opens in a new window


Caterpillars

These caterpillars can detect color using their skin, not their eyes:
https://bit.ly/2URn085 opens in a new window


Milky Way

Astronomers have found the edge of the Milky Way at last:
https://bit.ly/2QKwU9c opens in a new window


Cool Whip

Learn bout the scientist behind some of our favorite junk foods:
https://bit.ly/2xpP2hw opens in a new window


Large ship on the ocean

The ecological mystery of a stink bug swarm far out to sea:
https://bit.ly/3ah0ivk opens in a new window


Kaufmann's

Learn how iconic Pittsburgh shopping mecca Kaufmann’s found its place in the Miniature Railroad & Village® 
https://bit.ly/2UzmUBY opens in a new window


feathered dinosaurs

New feathered carnivorous dinosaur found in New Mexico:
https://bit.ly/2xs3mq4 opens in a new window


The Moon behind a moutain range

Why does the Moon looks so big sometimes? NASA breaks it down for you:
https://go.nasa.gov/2UHAv8X opens in a new window


Asteroid smashing into the ground

Japan’s experiment to calculate an asteroid’s age was a smashing success: 
https://bit.ly/2UpkGos opens in a new window


Esther Pohl

Learn about Esther Pohl, the pioneering health officer who saved Portland from the plague: 
https://bit.ly/2UsZwpB opens in a new window


Alarm clock

Beep beep beep or Beach Boys? The sounds you wake up to could be affecting how groggy you are in the morning, according to new research:
https://bit.ly/3dKVnos opens in a new window


Non-Newtonian fluids change their viscosity depending on the stress or force applied, transforming from liquid-like to solid-like in a flash

Oobleck's weird properties demystified:
https://bit.ly/343hqmc opens in a new window


Fancy Nancy and young boy

Disney’s ‘Fancy Nancy’ to spotlight autistic character for World Autism Awareness Day:
https://bit.ly/2wVWT6O opens in a new window


Lichen

Have you been exploring your backyard? Learn about lichen, one of our team member's favorite things to find on nature hikes!
https://bit.ly/399ZuHq opens in a new window


Man talking about Mars Lander

NASA fixes Mars lander by hitting it with a shovel https://cnn.it/33D3gHX opens in a new window
Image: ESA - European Space Agency & Max-Planck Institute for Solar System Research for OSIRIS Team


Wonderchicken

‘Wonderchicken’ is the earliest known modern bird at nearly 67 million years old.
https://bit.ly/2WwQbhX opens in a new window


Madam C.J. Walker

After becoming afflicted with a scalp disorder that caused her to lose her hair, Madam C.J. Walker formulated her first hair-care product. The hair-care magnate at the center of the new Netflix series ‘Self Made’ left her imprint on the city where she launched her career.
https://bit.ly/2UyG7m2 opens in a new window


Washing Hands

Why is it so important to wash your hands? Smithsonian Mag breaks down the science behind hand-washing and alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
https://bit.ly/2QoyLQT opens in a new window


Scientists are leading Notre Dame’s restoration

Scientists are leading Notre Dame’s restoration—and probing mysteries laid bare by its devastating fire.
http://bit.ly/2TZL8oF opens in a new window


Insect With ‘Wacky Fashion Sense’ Named After Lady Gaga

Insect With ‘Wacky Fashion Sense’ Named After Lady Gaga
http://bit.ly/3a2g5Oq opens in a new window

Presented by:

Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield

Presented by:

AGORA Cyber Charter School logo

Something to WATCH

Something to DO