A Newly Discovered Species Of Moth

No doubt Donald Trump will be showered with honors at his inauguration, but none will be quite as unique as this little moth. A biologist has named a newly discovered species of moth after our next president. The Neopalpa donaldtrumpi is a wee little creature found in parts of California and Baja, Mexico. It seems […]

600-Year-Old Buddha Emerges

A 600-year-old Buddha statue has been discovered in a reservoir in east China’s Jiangxi Province after water levels fell during renovation work. A local villager first spotted the head of the Buddha last month when the water level fell by more than 10 meters during work on a hydro-power gate. The Buddha’s head sits against […]

Eugene Cernan

Gene Cernan, an early NASA astronaut who was the last man to set foot on the moon, died Monday, NASA announced in a tweet. He was 82. Details of Cernan’s death were not immediately known. Cernan was the commander of Apollo 17 in December 1972 – the last lunar mission and one of the final […]

Jimmy ‘Superfly’ Snuka

Professional wrestler Jimmy “Superfly” Snuka, a pioneer of high-flying moves off the top turnbuckles as the sport was just starting to break through to the mainstream, died Sunday at his son-in-law’s home in Florida. Wrestlers and fans took to the internet to mourn Snuka, a World Wrestling Entertainment superstar since the 1980s who spent 40 […]

New $100 Coin Design

For the first time in American history, Lady Liberty will be portrayed as an African-American woman on U.S. currency. In celebration of the U.S. Mint and Treasury’s 225th anniversary, the new $100 coin was unveiled Thursday. Lady Liberty, shown in profile, wears a crown of stars holding back her hair, with the inscriptions “LIBERTY,” “1792,” […]

Rubber Duckie Day

Rubber Ducky’s have a long and respected history in the world of children, and most of us remember having at least one as part of our collection of bath-time toys. Rubber Duckies have a clouded history, no one really knows precisely where they came from, but whether it was our own bath time or the […]

The Benefits of Video Games

In addition to understanding the many real concerns that today’s parents have with video games, it’s also worth considering the benefits and positive aspects that contemporary interactive entertainment choices provide. Certainly, many popular titles today are M-rated and intended for discerning adults, given the average age of today’s gaming audience. But the vast majority of […]

Benefits of Playing Video Games

Complex, challenging, and ambitious, video games have come a long way since the simple arcade titles of the 1970s—and evidence is mounting that the benefits of play go well beyond entertainment and improved hand-eye coordination. Here are some ways games are programming better people. THEY’RE PRODUCING BETTER SURGEONS. While you may think you want your […]