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Unlucky Kids Lost Their School Projects In The Antares Rocket Explosion

Watching the unmanned Antares rocket explode after lift-off last night was devastating, but the loss was especially tough for a handful of school-kids across the US and Canada. In addition to the supplies onboard were projects they designed for the space journey.


This Motion-Activated Band Turns Your Arm Into A Sound Effect Machine

Pew Pew! Vroom vroom! Chugga chugga! Time was when playtime special effects were whatever weird sounds you could make with your mouth. Not anymore! Moff is an app-powered snap bracelet designed to get kids up and active by turning arm motions into all kinds of cool audio snippets.


I'm The Last Twentysomething Who Doesn't Own A Smartphone

Hi. My name is Mia, and I’m a millennial who doesn’t own a smartphone. Yes. Take a moment. Maybe tweet about it #dumbphonesbelike. Snapchat a picture of you looking horrified. Send a ghost emoji to a loved one.


The Meaning Of Life Explained By Nine-Year-Olds

A trio of nine-year-olds and a six-year-old helped Prince Ea come up with this lovely stop-motion animation video that uses their illustrations to answer the meaning of life.


Watch An Adorable Toddler Instantly Identify Fonts

I learned two things while watching this aww-inducing video. Scarlett, the cute two-year-old girl in the video, is a genius child with an eagle eye for instantly recognising typefaces better than most humans and that it’s going to be awesome to be a parent because you can teach your kid whatever the heck you want them to learn.


Kickball Ice Cream Maker Ensures You Earned That Tasty Dessert

Making ice cream is pretty easy: Basically, all you do is churn some milk and sugar in an ice-cold container. Usually, that container is a tub-shaped thing with a crank, but it could take any shape. Even, say, a ball you kick around. Now you’ll really make sure the kids got enough exercise before dessert.


Google Wants Your Children...To Be Safe On The Web

Internet services want users, and much like religions and smartphone ecosystems, it’s best to convert them when they’re young. But a string of federal regulation, including the last year’s overhauled COPPA rules, provide necessary restrictions and protections for youngling web surfers. But Google isn’t giving up and is working on a legal and kid-friendly solution.


This Balance Bike Grows As Fast As Your Kids Do

If kids aren’t breaking or destroying their things, they’re outgrowing them faster than you can replace them. That’s why stretchy clothes that keep up with their growth spurts are a good idea, as is this clever balance bike from Doppelganger with an adjustable frame that gets taller as your kids do.


5 Inspiring Science Projects Designed By Teens

The amazing thing about the Google Science Fair isn’t so much the ambitious projects that spring from it, but who creates them: teenagers worldwide between 13 and 18 years. Google has announced the 15 global finalists for this year’s competition. They’re all spectacular, but here are five that stood out.


A Smart Headband That Keeps Your Kids Safe (and Forever Alone)

No one wants their young kids to fall into an unattended pool. It’s (one of) a parent’s (many) worst nightmare(s). iSwimband is designed to let you know immediately if the worst should happen. And probably also to keep your kids from making any friends.


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