April 2013


Relative sizes of all of the habitable-zone planets discovered to date alongside Earth. Left to right: Kepler-22b, Kepler-69c, Kepler-62e, Kepler-62f and Earth (except for Earth, these are artists' renditions).
Apr 26 2013

Planets in the Goldilocks Zone

Remember Goldilocks? The girl who liked her porridge not too cold, not too hot? When it comes to planets, humans are just as picky. That’s why NASA scientists are so excited to find three new exoplanets that are “just right.” They announced their…


Adam Kreek, Markus Pukonen, Pat Fleming and Jordan Hanssen celebrate their rescue.
Apr 17 2013

From Africa to the Americas – Almost

Row, row, row your boat…from Africa to Miami? That’s what Olympic gold medalist Adam Kreek and three other rowers set out to do last January. If they had completed their trip, they would have been the first to row unassisted across…


Pakistani school children gather under a poster of Malala at the Khushal School for Girls in Swat Valley Pakistan on November 15, 2012.
Apr 12 2013

"I Am Malala"

Would you fight for the right to read? Would you risk your life to go to school? That’s what Malala Yousafzai did. And on October 9, someone shot her. The 15-year-old Pakistani girl’s shooting caught the world’s attention. Her brave story will be published…


Google co-founder Sergey Brin wearing his company's Google Glasses. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
Apr 08 2013

I SpyGlasses

In February, Google ran a contest. The prize? A peek into the future. The search engine giant offered 8,000 people a chance to try a new product. It’s called Google Glass. Google What? Google Glass looks like a pair of souped-up eyeglasses. It’s actually the first…