Some parts of the US that for years have been facing painful droughts suddenly found themselves facing equally painful rainfalls and flooding. Despite this, drought is still a very real concern for the future. Ava tells us about a young scientist in California that has come up with a plan to help address this.
Every year, the NRSF sponsors a national competition called the Drive2Life Contest. This year’s assignment was to come up with an idea for a public service announcement that encourages passengers to speak up if they are with a driver who is behaving irresponsibly. Katarina introduces us to the winner, from Scottsdale, Arizona.
In “Flag Facts” Veronique tells us about the flag that flies over a state that was part of the greatest land deal in history – Kansas.
Ever since the first humans looked up and saw the giant ball of fire in the sky, they’ve accorded the sun special respect. The light and warmth it gives, define our everyday existence. The sun is not only the center of our universe, as Emily tells us, it’s central to the practice of yoga.
Brendan tells us about a creature that has 9 brains – the octopus!