11 Things We Learned This Week!

What did you learn this week? Let us know in the comments or at education@ngs.org.

This week, we learned …

… the spectacular science of Simone Biles.

 

 

… humpback whales are ocean superheroes. Read this!! (Yes, the video is grainy and in German, but look at that whale protecting the seal from the nearby nosy orca!)

 

 

… Australia is literally moving up in the world.

 

 

… submerged floating tunnels may ford Norway’s fjords.

 

 

… Mozart’s pet bird may have influenced his most brilliant compositions—including one of our favorite duets here.

 

 

… how to hack an election.

Colombian hacker Andrés Sepúlveda rigged elections across Latin America with the power of intelligence, corruption, collusion, and tools like this simple USB flash drive. Photograph by Ravenperch, courtesy Wikimedia. Public domain

Colombian hacker Andrés Sepúlveda rigged elections across Latin America with the power of intelligence, corruption, collusion, and tools like this simple USB flash drive.
Photograph by Ravenperch, courtesy Wikimedia. Public domain

 

 

… a young prodigy—with a little help from Disney—has inspired a chess boom in Uganda. (Watch the movie trailer here.)

 

 

… the 12 easy (?) steps to brilliant discoveries in physics.
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… everything you ever wanted to know about social life in Saudi Arabia.

For Saudi men, the car is freedom. For women, it is the absolutely indispensable mobile phone. Photograph by Lynsey Addario, National Geographic

For Saudi men, the car is freedom. For women, it is the absolutely indispensable mobile phone.
Photograph by Lynsey Addario, National Geographic

 

 

where to see the ruined remains of Olympic infrastructure, and how the 2016 infrastructure will transform after the games.

The Balkan forest and indigenous graffiti are reclaiming the bobsled track used in the 1984 Winter Olympics in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. Photograph by Julian Nitzsche, courtesy Wikimedia. CC-BY-SA-3.0

The Balkan forest and indigenous graffiti are reclaiming the bobsled track used in the 1984 Winter Olympics in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Photograph by Julian Nitzsche, courtesy Wikimedia. CC-BY-SA-3.0

 

 

… China’s giant bus hit the road. Well, straddled it.

One response to “11 Things We Learned This Week!

  1. SFT !!! Would it really a good solution for Norway? Of course it would take lesson time but what about Marine ecosystem… It would effect life of every Marine animal there.. Air earth are already polluted so now it’s time for water!!!!

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