Today’s Solutions: May 19, 2024

Teaching & Learning

Education propels change. Stay up to date on the latest educational developments near you and around the world from preschool to post-grad. Here, you'll find out why equitable quality education is essential for fostering healthy and resilient societies.

New smartphone game FathomVers

New smartphone game FathomVerse reveals the ocean's hidden depths

Prepare to dive into the depths of the ocean with FathomVerse, a groundbreaking smartphone game that blurs the barriers between gaming and scientific inquiry. FathomVerse, which was released on May 1st and is accessible on the App Store and Google Play, provides users with a unique opportunity to Read More...

Navigating digital dating and

Navigating digital dating and modern relationships

Digital dating has changed the way we connect, creating a new vocabulary of phrases such as ghosting, orbiting, and breadcrumbing. While these activities may appear fairly innocent on the surface, they can have serious consequences for our mental health and well-being. Psychotherapist Danielle Read More...

USDA implements new school mea

USDA implements new school meal standards to reduce added sugars

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced significant changes to school meal laws, including the first time added sugars will be banned on the nation's school menus. The new standards also aim to reduce sodium consumption as part of a larger push to improve the nutritional Read More...

Pro parenting tips to spark yo

Pro parenting tips to spark your children's life-long love for the great outdoors

In today's digital world, the pull of screens can be difficult to overcome, particularly for kids. However, the dangers of spending too much time indoors are serious. Carlene Fider, Ph.D., a core faculty member at Pacific Oaks College, emphasizes the importance of outdoor exploration for children's Read More...

Good old-fashioned printed tex

Good old-fashioned printed text outshines screens for cognitive engagement in young readers

In today's digital landscape, the draw of screens is clear, especially among the youngest members of society. But, what does this switch-up mean for children's developing brains? Recent research published in the journal PLOS ONE investigates the neurological ramifications of reading on screens Read More...

The ancient origins of your 60

The ancient origins of your 600,000 year old cuppa joe

Did you realize that the beans that comprise your morning cup of coffee date back 600,000 years? Scientists have discovered the ancient origins of Coffea arabica, the popular coffee plant that fills millions of cups worldwide. The global takeover of Arabica coffee With its well-known sweet Read More...

The art and science of masteri

The art and science of mastering the "flow state”

Flow, also known as being "in the zone," is a state of heightened creativity that leads to unprecedented productivity and pleasant consciousness. Psychologists believe it may even hold the key to long-term happiness, acting as the brain's fast lane to achievement in a variety of fields, including Read More...

The science behind birds’

The science behind birds' singing in their sleep

In the complex world of avian behavior, researchers have discovered a fascinating phenomenon: birds sing while sleeping. Scientists observed muscular contractions in a bird's vocal tract to decode the quiet melodies of their nightly reveries. Let us begin a scientific quest to discover the Read More...

Young Virginians will receive

Young Virginians will receive free books thanks to Dolly Parton's Imagination Library 

For Dolly Parton, the journey of imagination begins with a book. Inspired by her childhood favorite, "The Little Engine That Could," the renowned country singer established Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, a program that sends one free book to children under the age of five each month. This Read More...

3 ways to use the solar eclips

3 ways to use the solar eclipse to deepen your child’s love of science

As the complete solar eclipse of April 8, 2024 approaches, parents and educators have a one-of-a-kind opportunity to pique children's interest in astronomy. One captivating technique is to compare historical ideas about eclipses with present scientific answers. By comparing and contrasting various Read More...