News & Notes

Sept. 17 Is International Coastal Cleanup Day

International Coastal Cleanup Day is all about, well, cleaning up our coasts. Plus, protecting our oceans and being all-around good stewards of our Earth. Each year during Ocean Conservancy’s International Coastal Cleanup, hundreds of thousands

Cool Stuff

This New Self-Filling Water Bottle Is Incredible

Imagine never having to worry about finding clean, drinkable water sources in the wild again. That’s the idea behind Fontus, a revolutionary new water bottle that extracts humidity from the air and transforms it into

News & Notes

The Driest Place On Earth Has Erupted In Blooms

Chile’s Atacama Desert is the driest place on Earth, and one of the planets most inhospitable environments. But thanks to historic rainfall in 2015, the drought-stricken desert was briefly transformed into a picturesque garden of wildflowers and plant life. A series of rare storms

News & Notes

How Many People Can the Earth Actually Hold?

There are more than 7 billion people on Earth, but some experts think the population to reach 10 billion by the end of the century. Since there’s only a limited amount of land on Earth,

In Boys' Life

Explore the Sea Floor Like Never Before

More than 70 percent of Earth is covered in oceans, but what’s below them has mostly been a mystery … until now. NASA recently unveiled the most complete map of the seafloor ever, revealing thousands