Google Blockbuster Billion Dollar Deal
Reuters Technology Editor, Peter Lauria, breaks down Google's $12.5 billion acquisition of Motorola.
Social Chaos Deciphered Through Social Media
Anthony DeRosa, Editor of Social Media at Reuters, looks at the unrest in India through the eyes of those on the ground, who share what they've seen and heard with us via social media.
Broken homes and battle wounds in Libya
Aug. 18 - Civilians survey destroyed homes outside Zawiyah as Gaddafi forces are treated by rebel doctors in Garyan. Deborah Lutterbeck reports.
U.S. reportedly scrutinizing S&P mortgage ratings
Aug. 18 - The U.S. Justice Department reportedly is investigating whether S&P improperly rated mortgage securities in the years before the financial crisis. Reuters correspondent Sarah Lynch reports.
Worry if Fed didn't eye Europe's U.S. banks: ex-FDIC chair
Aug. 18 - Former FDIC chair William Isaac says the economic situation in the euro zone is dire, and the Federal Reserve is right to examine branches of European banks operating in the U.S.
HP makes dramatic choices
Aug. 18 - Hewlett-Packard, the world's No. 1 personal computer maker says it may sell or spin-off the PC unit, and is shutting down production of its TouchPad device, and is also buying a software firm for $10 billion. Bobbi Rebell reports.
Spector's appeal request denied, DeVito honored with star
Aug 18 - The day's top showbiz news and headlines including Phil Spector's request for an appeal is refused, Danny DeVito gets a Walk of Fame star, and Betty White is named Hollywood's most trusted star. Bob Mezan reports.
Stocks crushed by Europe bank angst
Aug. 18 - Wall Street suffered its biggest losses since the credit downgrade earlier this month as growing fears of a European banking crisis and a recession caused a rush to the exit. Conway G. Gittens reports.
Deep-sea barreleye fish with a transparent head
This 1:29 long video has excellent images of this fish adaption. The remarkable barreleye fish (Macropinna microstoma) has a
transparent, fluid-filled dome on its head. This enables its
ultra-sensitive barrel-shaped eyes to look directly up or rotate to look
forward. Good starter video for what do you think talks.
How Electric Cars Work
This is a very basic explanation of how these cars work. It does not offer any insights into how it works. At best, a quick overview. (01:25)
Cooking-How to Make Pancakes in Fun Shapes
Liv Hansen from Betty Crocker Kitchens demonstrates and models how to make pancakes in fun shapes. She makes X's and 0's and pig pancakes. This is a good resource for home economics and/or life skills courses and would be fun for a classroom treat to celebrate letter P, learning about pigs, etc. (3:12)
The Animal Boogie-Story in Song-Barefoot Books
Down in the Indian jungle, the children and animals are learning about actions like leaping, stomping, shaking and flapping while meeting different jungle creatures. Sung by Fred Penner. (4:25)
Estonians dance away the miles
Aug. 24 - Thousands of Estonian folk dance enthusiasts take part in a non-stop dance relay, covering all Estonia's counties to mark 20th anniversary of the country's independence. Elly Park reports.
Genetics in the Classroom and the Curriculum
In this online article, from the Museum's Musings newsletter for educators, two participants in the Genomics Study Group share their strategies for teaching genetics to high school students. They include tips on: where to begin, including teacher preparation and good content starting points how to use genetics labs when they are available, and alternate approaches when they're not ways to use case studies and topics in the news to increase students' interest guidelines for handling bioethics in
The Perfect Peach: Recipes and Stories from the Masumoto Family Farm
Enjoy the luscious versatility of summer's finest fruit with fifty sweet and savory dishes. The Masumoto family's amazing heirloom peaches—which are available for a few weeks each year at the best produce markets and top restaurants in the country—are widely considered the best peaches in the world. Their debut cookbook gathers the family's favorite recipes, from classics like Hearty Peach Cobbler, Peach Chutney, and Slow-Cooked Pork Tacos to inspired combinations such as Prosciutto-Wrapped
Hula to High Tech: Hawaiian Students Re-Create History
A Honolulu elementary school uses technology to illuminate an ancient heritage. (7:20)
Advertising presents mixed picture
Aug. 24 - The world's largest advertising firm WPP is reporting strong first half results, saying that companies are continuing to invest in brand even amid economic challenges. Matt Cowan reports.
Building a Better School with Brain-Based Learning
Technology use, strategies based on brain research, and unique classroom environments for different learning styles give students an edge at Key Largo School in Florida. (9:39)
Nature Mapping: Technology Empowers Student Fieldwork
A data-collection program brings real science to school -- and startles the professionals. Before my fourth-grade class began collecting data in 1997, there were fewer than 100 documented lizard sightings, and most came from projects in the 1930s and '40s. Those records showed that the elusive reptiles existed only on undeveloped land, but this data was wrong, probably because no one had sampled private property. In just a few years, my students have quadrupled the number of documented sig
On the Road: Making the Dreams of Young Musical Artists a Reality
The John Lennon Educational Tour Bus takes the band out of the garage and on the road. Just imagine.A behemoth sky-blue bus bearing a larger-than-life iconic sketch of John Lennon rolls into town. If you're one of the lucky few to gain entry, you'll find the most tricked-out recording and multimedia studio on wheels ever to hit the likes of Orlando, Denver, or San Diego: a one-of-a-kind roving "playing" station, rigged with the finest high-quality instruments and high tech equipment, fit fo