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6 Summer Camps for Exceedingly Wealthy Children

For many, summer camp means a week sleeping in a cabin that doubles as a sweat lodge, spider-infested communal showers, and swimming in a scummy pond. But if you have lots and lots of money, you have options. 1. ActionQuest Typically about $5,170 for 5 weeks (plus airfare and other expenses), but the transatlantic voyage is $6,570 [...]

Close Encounter with a Baby Sea Lion

(YouTube link) Imagine sitting on a beach and an adorable baby sea lion comes right up to you! This happened at Gardner Bay, in the Galapagos Islands. -via Daily Picks and Flicks

Google Science Fair Winners

The winners of the very first Google Science Fair were announced on Monday. Congratulations to the top winners in each age group! Lauren Hodge in the 13-14 age group. Lauren studied the effect of different marinades on the level of potentially harmful carcinogens in grilled chicken. Naomi Shah in the 15-16 age group. Naomi endeavored to prove [...]

Google Science Fair

Students between the ages of 13 and 18 are invited to take part in a global online science fair, sponsored by Google, CERN, The LEGO Group, National Geographic, and Scientific American. You may have participated in local or regional science fairs where you had to be in the same physical space to compete with kids in [...]

Where to See Cute Animals

Here’s a roundup of sixteen animals and how you can see them in their natural habitats. Some of these expeditions involve a lot of travel, depending on where you are already. Want to see a booby? Head to the Galapagos Islands! A little more than 500 miles west of Ecuador lie the Galápagos Islands, a veritable [...]

The Happy Feet of The Blue Footed Booby Bird

Big feet are not for everyone, however in the case of the blue footed booby, bigger and bluer is better.  These clumsy birds are found on the Galapagos Islands and in some areas of California. This entertaining animal may think he’s wise in his execution for a date or night on the town with the local [...]