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Marine Missions: Kids Help Clean Up the Ocean!

If you have a child ages 4-6, check out Marine Missions, a new National Science Foundation-funded app from National Geographic Kids. Designed to spark interest in and curiosity about our ocean, this app features a friendly hermit crab named Jacques who’s on a mission to clean up the ocean! Your young explorer and Jacques will explore the world’s map,…

“The Woman With the iPad” Disrupts Epic Mountain Gorilla Trek

By Doris Schaffer After flying to Uganda, making my way to Rwanda, and actually trekking twice to visit mountain gorillas, I thought I’d be writing a travelogue describing the lush country of a thousand hills and the difficulty of getting to the gorilla habitats. I was certain I’d be explaining that mountain gorillas are endangered…

A Tribute to Steve Jobs

August 10, 2011. The Crystal Serenity, the cruise ship on which I was serving as a lecturer, was anchored in the French Riviera, off the coast of Cannes. Late at night I wandered into the computer lab where a roomful of 27″ iIMacs (68 cm) were fast asleep, their screen savers creating an eye catching…