WORLD'S FAVOURITE SNACK
Chocolate is irresistible. Place a bar of chocolate in front of a child and before long, it will have been eaten up. Chocolate is a popular gift during Chr[...]
Â NICE & PEACEFUL
There is a land that is extremely cold and quiet. There are more penguins than people in this place. When temperatures plunge to -40 degrees Celsius in winter[...]
IT GIVES MUCH NEEDED RELIEF
There is a small group of people in this world who need to stay away from many things. They cannot be near certain things like perfume, smoke, smells a[...]
Â A WONDER SUIT
An exoskeletonsÂ is aÂ special suit that a person wears.Â ItÂ looks like something that came from the future. You may have seen such suits in science fiction movies whe[...]
IT'S SOMETHING IN THE AIR
It's spring time in Japan. Pink and white cherry blossoms bloom and dazzle. Animals come out from hibernation and people start spending more time outdoor[...]
THEY TELL A STORY
Time is running out.Â The black box flight recorder from Malaysian Airlines MH370 needs to be found before its batteries run out. If this happens, the world might[...]
NO OTHER CHOICE
Burkina Faso is a poor country in Africa. It has hundreds of gold mines where diggers search for gold to earn money. Sadly, most of the diggers should be spending [...]
The city of Mumbai in India is one of the world's noisiest cities. Residents face non-stop honking everyday from vehicles on crowded roads. They are fed up and want [...]
NO LONGER SILENT
Imagine trying to explain something to somebody who just could not understand you, no matter how many times you tried. You might feel frustrated, wouldn't you? Fo[...]
YOUR DOG DIDN'T EAT YOUR HOMEWORK
Many students and parents complain that school bags are too heavy. Just lifting the bags onto the skinny shoulders of some kids is enough to tire[...]
BUSY LITTLE OTTERS
In southern Bangladesh, otters have a very special job. It involves more than just playing and swimming all day long. They make use of their hunting and swimmin[...]
IT MATTERS WHERE YOU LOOK
The cereal section in the supermarket may simply be a place where you pick what you want for breakfast the next day. But there may be a secret behind it.[...]
THEY CAN BAT REALLY WELL
Â Zeeshan Abbasi was once a shy and awkward child. He remembered clutching his mother's hand tightly as they walked to school. Then one day, he started goi[...]
THEY MAKE FOR CRUNCHY MEALS!
Do you squirm and run away at the sight of an insect? Or do you pick it up and examine it? Either way, you may be eating insects in the future.
THE SEARCH CONTINUES
The desperate hunt goes on for the Malaysia Airlines jet that disappeared on March 8, 2014. Friends and relatives of the passengers on the ill-fated flight [...]
WHEEE! WHAT A BLAST!
The bitterly cold winter of 2014 has made many people miserable. Snow storms and below-freezing temperatures have forced them to stay indoors most of the ti[...]
NOT GIVING UP YET
It has been three years since the March 2011 tsunami hit Japan and killed more than 18,000 people. More than 2,000 people who were washed away by huge waves ha[...]
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 snow[...]
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 [...]
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