The Most Important Education Technology in 200 Years

If you were asked to name the most important innovation in transportation over the last 200 years, you might say the combustion engine, air travel, Henry Ford’s Model-T production line…

Playing Catch With Grover Is the Future of Video Gaming

You would think after 42 seasons, the creative minds behind Sesame Street would run out of ways to educate and entertain kids. Sesame Workshop has teamed up with Microsoft to…

Mashable Weekend Recap: 65 Stories You Might Have Missed

The weekend started off with a bang, thanks to the dazzling opening ceremony of the 2012 Olympic Games. That was spectacular enough to get everyone super-ready for the athletic competition…

LeapBand Is the First Activity Tracker for Kids

The LeapBand is the first activity tracker for kids.Image: LeapFrog Kids love to get their hands on the tech their parents have — tablets, smartphones, cameras, cars — so it’s…

At Age 11, This Girl Named the Curiosity Rover

On Aug. 5 at 10:31 p.m. PST, a rover named Curiosity touched down safely on the surface of Mars, and I was lucky enough to have a front-row seat. My…

5 Ways to Use Humor as Incentive for Homework

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Deaf Man Hears Daughter’s Voice for First Time

Here’s one Christmas present you won’t find just wrapped under the tree. Ken Stehle, a 50-year-old father from St. Peters, Mo., has been deaf his whole life, meaning he could…

Twin Baby Girls Rock Out to Daddy’s Guitar

These twin baby girls just can’t resist jammin’ out to Dad’s guitar, in unison. We wouldn’t be surprised if we saw these two girls as full-on, popping-and-locking, Janet Jackson back-up…

10 Adorable Clips of Sesame Street Satire

10 Adorable Clips of Sesame Street Satire 1. Sesame Street: Mad Men “I don’t see ‘happy’ here.” 2. Sesame Street: Old Spice Commercial “Sadly, you are not that monster.” 3.…

Bear Grylls Proposed to His Wife While Naked in the Ocean

Image: PRNewsFoto/Discovery Channel/Associated Press Contrary to popular belief, romance is not dead. Bear Grylls just took all of it. The survivalist and reality star revealed his unique proposal to his…