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Because of thermal expansion the Eiffel Tower is 15 centimeters (6 inches) taller in the summer. The tower stands 324 metres (1,063 ft) tall, about the same height as an 81-storey building, and weighs approximately 10,000 tonnes.
The highest point on Mars is the Olympus Mons Volcano, which has a 50-mile wide summit and rises 13 miles above a lava-strewn plain.


Science News for Kids
Which way is up? Insects may lose track near artificial lights   Tue, 20 Feb 2024
Scientists Say: Marcescence   Mon, 19 Feb 2024
Reindeer can chew food in their sleep   Mon, 19 Feb 2024
Spiders that fall into water use reflected light to find land   Fri, 16 Feb 2024
A weird upside-down world lurks beneath Antarctica’s ice   Thu, 15 Feb 2024
Physics explains why poured water burbles the way it does   Wed, 14 Feb 2024
Let’s learn about birdwatching for beginners   Tue, 13 Feb 2024
Have you seen Bigfoot or the Loch Ness Monster? Probably not    Mon, 12 Feb 2024
Scientists Say: 2-D Material   Mon, 12 Feb 2024
Swimming in schools lets fish save lots of energy   Fri, 09 Feb 2024
To‘green’ AI, scientists are making it less resource-hungry   Thu, 08 Feb 2024
How much fruit can you pull from a display before it topples?   Wed, 07 Feb 2024
Paw-print DNA lets scientists track out-of-sight polar bears   Tue, 06 Feb 2024
The teen brain is especially vulnerable to the harms of cannabis   Mon, 05 Feb 2024


Digital Trends & News for K-12 Educators
As Public Skepticism of College Grows, Students Become Savvier Customers   20 Feb 2024
The Growing Importance of Digital Citizenship   19 Feb 2024
Why Schools Still Struggle to Provide Enough Mental Health Resources for Students   19 Feb 2024
Inviting Community College Students to See Themselves as University Researchers   15 Feb 2024
How Black Educators Navigate Intersectional Identities in the Classroom   15 Feb 2024
Elevating Math Education Through Problem-Based Learning   14 Feb 2024
Boys Aren’t Excelling in Schools. Would More Male Role Models in Early Learning Help?   14 Feb 2024
Our Nation’s Public Schools are Failing Neurodivergent Learners. That Needs to Change.   14 Feb 2024
How Teachers Are Pondering the Ethics of AI   13 Feb 2024
AI Is Disrupting Professions That Require College Degrees. How Should Higher Ed Respond?   13 Feb 2024
Historical Events for 21st February 2024
1797Trinidad, West Indies, a Spanish colony, surrenders to the British
1821Greek War of Independence against the Ottoman Empire begins
18281st American Indian newspaper in US, "Cherokee Phoenix", published
1916World War I: Battle of Verdun begins with a German offensive, leads to an estimated 1 million casualties and becomes the longest battle of the entire war (9 months)
1921Constituent Assembly of the Democratic Republic of Georgia adopts the country's first constitution
1927Franz Lehár's opera "Der Zarewitsch" premieres
1958Egypt-Syria as United Arab Republic elect Nasser president (99.9% vote)
1969Ted Williams signs 5-year contract to manage Washington Senators
1978Electrical workers accidentally discover the Aztec Templo Mayor, or High Temple, two blocks from Mexico City's central square, the Zócalo
201535th Golden Raspberry Awards: "Saving Christmas" wins worst film


Word of the Day »     apothegm
Definition:(noun) A terse, witty, instructive saying; a maxim.
Synonyms:aphorism
Usage:One of the monks in the monastery collected apothegms and compiled a book of 500 wise maxims.


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