PART OF SCHOOL WORK
Have you ever wished that playing games on the Microsoft Xbox Kinect would be allowed in school? For children in some schools, they are actually encouraged t[...]
In Hong Kong, pampered pet dogs live a good life. They visit spas for jacuzzis and massage, and now there are even yoga classes for dogs.Â
Suzette Ackermann teaches [...]
LIFE ON THE LAKE
In Cambodia, there is a lake that is inhabited not just by fish and other marine life. It is also home to people who live in villages that float on the lake.
Did you know that we can get energy from inside the Earth's crust?Â The Earth's crustÂ contains heat that we can use to provide energy.
The word "geothermal" co[...]
AMAZING NEW GADGETS
The Mobile World Congress was held in Barcelona, Spain from February 24-27, 2014. Over four days, visitors to the tech fair were treated to amazing new inven[...]
The Gaza Strip is unable to produce a stable supply of electricity for its 1.6 million residents. It is short of resources that it needs to produce electricity.
TRACKING YOUR EVERY STEP
Tracking systems are very useful. They can track people, vehicles and even pets. They are used in wireless maps to tell you exactly how to get to your d[...]
EDIBLE MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS
Vegetables aren't for eating only, it seems. They can also be used to make music. That's certainly what the Vienna Vegetable Orchestra uses its vegeta[...]
EARN PRIZES FOR RECYCLING
In Nigeria's biggest city called Lagos, a whopping 10,000 tonnes of waste is produced every day. A lot of it piles up on the streets or floats in open [...]
WHAT A CLEVER IDEA
Venice is a city in Italy thatÂ is considered one of the most interesting and beautiful places in the world. Located on a lagoon, it is made up of 118 islands.[...]
It's not a sci-fi movie. It's real. These towering robots really do control traffic. They can even take pictures of people who break traffic rules!
MEET THE ABOMINABLE SNOWMAN
Every winter in Japan, those planning to visit Mount Zao should be extra careful. They might run into huge snow monsters that are carried to Japan by[...]
A WET WET WINTER
It's Britain's wettest winter in 250 years. Storms have been hitting Britain for many days. Residents of Britain have had to brave pouring rain, hurricane-force[...]
GUARDIANS OF THE RIACHUELO
In Argentina, these is a river called the Riachuelo. It is one of the 10 most polluted places in the world. FactoriesÂ situated alongÂ the river bankÂ di[...]
It goes by a most unusual name, but it has nothing to do with bones.
Skeleton is one of the sports at the Sochi Winter Olympics 2014. Competitors race down an icy t[...]
FLIPS, TRICKS & TURNS
There is a cool new event at the Sochi Winter Olympics 2014. It's called Slopestyle, a form of freestyle skiing. It's something like performing skatebo[...]
CONCRETE & STEEL GIANTS
The first skyscrapers were built in the United States at the end of the 19th century. Since then, architects and builders across the world have raced[...]
BIG, LOUD & LOTS OF FUN
They can soar over 100 feet into the air. They have wheels that are as tall as a grown man. When they are in motion, they growl fiercely and oh so lo[...]
A FERRARI BOBSLEIGH
Is Ferrari leaving the F1 to take part in the Winter Olympics? No, but they're trying to help the Italian bobsleigh team whiz their way to a gold medal!
SPEND YOUR VACATION ON THE MOON OR EVEN MARS!
Have you ever dreamed of going to the moon? Well, you may not have to be an astronaut to do that. Vacations in outer space could so[...]
A COOL EXCHANGE PROGRAM
In Mexico, there is a very special market called Mercado del Trueque. It is a barter market where people bring recyclable materials that they no longer[...]
JAPAN'S 3D MENUS
In Japan, restaurants often don't have English menus. Instead, some of them turn to plastic replicas of soup, rice dishes and even ice-cream to help hungry tour[...]
SO MUCH RUBBISH BUT NOWHERE TO PUT IT
Hong Kong generates 13,000 tonnes of rubbish each day - the equivalent of six Olympic swimming pools. But by 2020, all the landfill sites w[...]
Every year, thereÂ are many incidents of floods around the world. Some of them are minor while others can bring a lot of damage to buildings, communities and far[...]
USEFUL INFORMATION FOR THE SUMMER MONTHS
From December to February, it's winter in the Northern Hemisphere. In the Southern Hemisphere, however, countries such as Australia and [...]
YES BUT NOT THE RAINY SORT!
The sun doesn't just provide us light and heat. It has a huge impact on Earth's magnetic field as well. Powerful solar storms can knock out our satel[...]
donut + croissant = cronut or crodough
brownie + tart = townie
donut + muffin = duffin
Is this a new kind of math equation? No. It's what you get when you mix t[...]
FAST & FEROCIOUS
An avalanche (or a snow slide) is a fast and dangerous flow of snow down a slope. It is mostly triggered by vibrations that disturb huge slabs of ice and sn[...]
YOU CAN WEAR IT SO MANY WAYS
There's so much we can do with our hair. We can wear it short or long. Leave it down or tie it up. Shave it all off or grow it long like Rapunzel. T[...]
GIVE YOUR STUFFED TOYS A BREAK
Are your stuffed toys bored? If you are too busy or sick to take them on a holiday, a travel agency in Japan has just the thing for you. It takes [...]
HERE TODAY, GONE TOMORROW
There are many species (types) of plants and animals that are endangered. Being endangered means that they are in danger of becoming extinct. Once a sp[...]
Have you ever taken a selfie? You know, those photographs that you take of yourself using a smartphone or webcam? The word "selfie" was named the new word of the yea[...]
A RESCUE TEAM - FOR ANIMALS
This winter, Washingtonâ€™s wild animals have a new friend helping them through these cold months. City Wildlife cares for all sorts of creatures that [...]
LITTLE CRYSTALS OF FASCINATION
Have you ever wondered how snowflakes look like under the microscope? Do they all look the same - white and icy? Well, scientists believe that n[...]
DO THEÂ SHAKY SHAKY WALK
Have you seen tightrope walkers at the circus? They walk on a tight wire high above the air using only their bodies to keep their balance. Sometimes, tig[...]
SAYING THEIR FINAL GOODBYES
Nelson Mandela, a global icon of freedom and forgiveness, has been buried in his home town of Qunu in South Africa, bringing to a close ten days of c[...]
WHAT A GRAND CELEBRATION!
This year's SEA Games is being hosted in Myanmar. Athletes from 11 ASEAN countries have come together in Myanmar to take part in one of the biggest [...]
WHAT HEAVY SHOES YOU HAVE!
MORE THAN 400KG! That's the weight of Mr Zhang Fuxing's ironÂ shoes! Mr Zhang lives in China and believes that walking in such heavy shoes is good fo[...]
SAYING GOODBYE TO NELSON MANDELA
On December 5, 2013, South Africa lost the man many consider to be its "father". Mr Nelson Mandela finally passed away after a long illness. He[...]
A TOUGH & DANGEROUS JOB
Goose barnacles are a very special Christmas treat. People pay lots of money to buy them for their juicy flesh.
It is not easy to catch them thoug[...]
LEAVE THE FISH ALONE
The fishing industry in Hong Kong used to be a very lively one. But now, trawling is no longer allowed in Hong Kong waters.
Trawling is a way of catching[...]
CURSIVE VERSUS KEYBOARDS
Have youÂ ever learntÂ cursive handwriting? If you have, you may be one of theÂ minority left inÂ your generationÂ who knows how to write in cursive.
THE POWER OF BOOKS
Books are awesome. People read them for many reasons - to learn something, to entertain themselves, to escape from worries. They can also bring a community to[...]
A BITE THAT CAN LEAVE YOU ILL
Most mosquito bites leave your skin itchy and sometimes red. Some can leave you really ill and in need of serious medical care. Bites by anopheles [...]
ROCK MUSIC ISÂ PICKING UP IN KABUL
In a conservative society like Afghanistan, there is a strong musical culture, but rock music is not commonly heard. These days though, more an[...]
These are bottles that give out light. No electricity or batteries are required. Is this possible? With some imagination and a love for tinkering, it is!
DON'T GET BLOWN AWAY!
You might have heard about the recent cyclone in Somalia and typhoon in the Philippines. Have you ever wondered about the difference between a cyclone, typ[...]
A ROUNDABOUT TRIP
The journey that carbon makes is a long and neverending one. It is called the carbon cycle which is the movement of carbon as it is recycled and reused through[...]
The trash that we throw away everyday could go one of four ways - burned, recycled, composted or buried in landfills.
A landfill is usually used to bury trash in[...]
CYCLISTS IN INDIA'S BIG TRAFFIC SQUEEZE
Have you ever been in a crowded place and felt really uncomfortable? Well, cyclists in India are uncomfortable AND afraid for their lives[...]
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