She heard about a Western-based religious charity that mentored slum kids and served food near her alleyway, and also taught the kids some odd game called chess. “I was hungry,” Mutesi says, “I’d never heard of chess, and I’d never seen it. So… I
A middle schooler's science project was so alarming to a Manchester, N.H., man that he called police after the contraption landed on his driveway. Eighth-grader Jack Miron of nearby Walton, N.H., had a grand idea for a science project. The Pine Hi
17-year-old Laura Deming doesn't drive and can't vote. Is now her chance to change the world?
Scientific breakthroughs seem to be coming faster and from younger people. The latest advance to rock the world of science—molecular research to be exact—comes from Clara Lazen a 10-year-old student at the Border Star Montessori School in Kansas City
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Samantha Garvey is one teenage girl who would rather read something called The Journal of Shellfish Research than Glamour magazine. “What I’m doing is the American dream,” she says. The 17-year-old high school senior maintains a 3.9 grade point
He had an idea, and tested it by building two solar panel arrays; one in the typical flat-panel design, and another modeled after the branching of trees. The results were amazing. The "solar tree" collected 20 percent more electricity, or roughly 2.5
When surgeons from Harvard Medical School went to Haiti soon after last January's earthquake, they took along some experimental $3-dollar devices they hoped would help victims' wounds heal faster. Designed by engineering students at the MIT,
Fourteen-year-old Laura Dekker hopped onto her boat and sailed off from the Netherlands hoping to become the youngest person to make a solo voyage around the world. Laura won a legal battle when a court released her from the guardianship of CPS
Judges at family court lifted a guardianship order imposed on Dekker after she wanted to set sail when she was 13. Her plan ignited a worldwide debate on how far parents should go in encouraging their children's improbable dreams.
"Sailing and life in general is dangerous. Teenagers drive cars. Does that mean teenagers shouldn't drive a car?" Laurence Sunderland told the AP. "I think people who hold that opinion have lost their zeal for life. They're living in a cotton-wool tu
A 13-year-old American boy became the youngest climber to reach the top of Mount Everest on Saturday, breaking the former record as part of his quest to climb the highest peaks on all seven continents. A spokesman for Jordan Romero said the boy's
An Australian teenager became the youngest person to sail solo, nonstop and unassisted around the world after a 7-month journey. Thousands cheered as 16-year-old Jessica Watson maneuvered her pink 34-foot yacht into Sydney Harbor
Colin is a sophomore at the University of Connecticut, seeking a bachelor's degree in ecology and evolutionary biology and another in environmental studies. But he's been knocked off course by the university's rejection of his request to take a class
9-year-old Marko Calasan from Macedonia, is more than just a kid who's into computers. At age 6, he got his first systems administrator credential from Microsoft and, last month, he became the youngest Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer.
A San Diego middle school was evacuated when a 11-year-old student's science project was mistaken for a bomb. An arson team took photos and x-rays of the empty plastic bottle with wires and determined it was harmless. The boy was building a motion de
Authorities tried to piece together Monday how 14-year-old Dutch sailor Laura Dekker managed to slip out of the Netherlands and fly to the Caribbean, and whether anybody helped her flee. Dekker, who lost a court battle in October for the right t
A Dutch court has ruled that a 14-year-old girl is not experienced enough to set off on a record-breaking solo sailing trip around the world. Judges also placed Laura Dekker under child protection authorities until next July. Her parents must consult
A Dutch court ordered authorities to take temporary guardianship of a 13-year-old girl, delaying her plan to sail solo around the world until psychologists can assess her capacity to undertake such a risky voyage.
Judges said Laura Dekker would face both mental and physical risks if she were allowed to go ahead with the two-year trip in her 26-foot (8-meter) boat named Guppy.
The court said she could continue living with her father, but would become the responsibility of Dutch child care officials for two months while an independent child psychologist evaluated her case.
Twenty-six years ago, having nothing better to do at the time, I tried my hand at school teaching. The license I hold certifies that I am an instructor of English language and English literature, but that isn't what I do at all. I don't teach English, I teach school -- and I win awards doing it. Teaching means different things in different places, but seven lessons are universally taught from Harlem to Hollywood Hills. They constitute a national curriculum you pay for in more ways than you can imagine, so you might as well know what it is. You are at liberty, of course, to regard these lessons any way you like, but believe me when I say I intend no irony in this presentation. These are the things I teach, these are the things you pay me to teach. Make of them what you will. 1. CONFUSION 2. CLASS POSITION 3. INDIFFERENCE 4. EMOTIONAL DEPENDENCY 5. INTELLECTUAL DEPENDENCY 6. PROVISIONAL SELF-ESTEEM 7. ONE CAN'T HIDE
Ethan contacted a local gay organization and told them that he had the protest rally planned out already. His one problem was a permit, since the government doesn't recognize him as having the right of protest—he's too young.
Is the column by Steven Pearlstein an endorsement of his idea as to how to handle the debt or are you exposing him as the liberal idiot asshole that he really is?Read Letter
Suddenly there seem to be lots of people who think our biggest economic problem is that President Obama and the Democratic Congress are about to saddle our grandchildren with a mountain of government debt so high that they will never be able to get o
We asked my 3 and 4.5 year olds what they thought of our stimulus spending. They aren't convinced. Seems they think they might need some money to solve their own problems.
Lim, who is in fourth grade, writes applications for Apple's popular iPhone. His latest, a painting program called Doodle Kids, has been downloaded over 4,000 times from Apple's iTunes store in two weeks, the New Paper reported on Thursday.
...some people are fed up with public school treatment of Christianity and have launched a campaign calling for a rescue of kids from government education programs – a "Call to Dunkirk."
Children are our precious future. They are The Real Wealth of Nations, as Dr. Riane Eisler so brilliantly writes in her latest book. A great country takes care of all its citizens, abides by its own laws, honors international laws and treaties, and d
The voice of Lennon says: "Imagine every child, no matter where in the world they were, could access a universe of knowledge. They would have a chance to learn, to dream, to achieve anything they want.
Archimedes of Syracuse (Greek) (c. 287 BC – c. 212 BC) is generally considered to be the greatest mathematician of antiquity and one of the greatest of all time. (A very inspirational video of the capability of the human mind)
William Yuan’s 3D cell can absorb both visible and UV light. According to his calculations, solar panels equipped with his 3D cells could provide 500 times more light absorption than current commercial solar cells and nine times more light than exist