Articles by Emily Matchar

Firefighters walk towards one of the towers at the World Trade Center before it collapsed on September 11, 2001.

Innovation for Good

9/11 Changed How Doctors Treat PTSD

New research in the 20 years since the September 11th attacks has led to better therapies for those diagnosed with trauma disorders

Because of their honeycomb shape, the huts can fit together like a beehive, expanding to fit growing needs.

Innovation for Good

The World's First 3-D Printed School May Soon Be a Reality

Thinking Huts, a nonprofit founded by a 15-year-old, plans to kick off construction in Madagascar this summer

Italian company Beeing’s B-Box is small enough to keep on even a modest urban balcony.

Nine Attention-Grabbing Inventions Unveiled at This Year's CES

Held virtually, the Consumer Electronics Show still debuted plenty of new gadgets, from an easy-to-use beehive to a Bluetooth mask

In downtown Detroit, Lafayette Greens is an urban garden and public green space where visitors can watch live music, enjoy local art installations, and take community yoga classes, all while watching butterflies flit from plant to plant.

Innovation for Good

Are 'Edible Landscapes' the Future of Public Parks?

Green spaces planted with fruits, veggies and herbs are sprouting across the globe, and the bounty is meant to share

Hundreds of sockeye salmon spawn in a spring-fed pond in Iliamna Lake, Alaska

Alaska

Seven Natural Phenomena Worth Traveling to Alaska For

From salmon spawning to the dancing lights of the aurora borealis, Alaska has some of the country's most impressive natural wonders

People enjoy a picnic at the Zeytiburna coastline in Istanbul, Turkey, on August 23, 2020.

How Do People Picnic Around the Globe?

Outdoor dining is having a moment. Let these traditions from eight different places help you put together the ultimate open-air meal

Club Cardinal users can decorate their own dorm rooms.

Education During Coronavirus

Stanford University Students Flock to a Virtual Campus

A new digital platform allows students to explore campus and connect in Zoom rooms during the school's Covid-19 shutdown

A Brief History of the Mason Jar

Around since 1858, the home canning classic is a sought after item for pandemic gardeners this summer

Water runs from a hose into a hay bale pool.

Seven Ideas for Do-It-Yourself Backyard Pools

Build a personal oasis with everything from hay bales to scrap wood to a shipping container

The Tenement Museum depicts the life of early immigrants in tenement housing at the turn of century in New York City.

Education During Coronavirus

Nine Educational Livestreams Coming From Historical Sites in the United States

Learn about life in the days when diphtheria and smallpox, not COVID-19, were the diseases to fear, and more

Take this time to learn how to sew.

Education During Coronavirus

The Best Places for Your Kids to Learn Real-Life Skills Online

Why not use quarantine as an opportunity to have your homeschoolers master woodworking or engine repair?

Former First Lady (and bestselling author) Michelle Obama has teamed up with PBS Kids and Penguin Random House for a live story time every Monday at noon.

Education During Coronavirus

A Read-Along With Michelle Obama and Other Livestream Learning Opportunities

Schools are shuttered, but kids can dance with New York's Ballet Hispánico and listen to a story from a certain former First Lady

Parents who remember fondly the days of "Reading Rainbow" can introduce the next generation to LeVar Burton's story times, with the Twitter livestream of "LeVar Burton Reads."

Education During Coronavirus

LeVar Burton Reads Stories on Twitter and Other Livestream Learning Opportunities This Week

Learn hip-hop dance or do citizen science without leaving home this week, thanks to the internet's many intrepid artists and educators

Danish physician Nadja Albertsen spent a year at Concordia Research Station in Antarctica.

Covid-19

Ten Tips From Scientists Who Have Spent Months in Isolation

Find a hobby, for starters, and don't forget the mission, say scientists who have worked at remote research stations

Join Connecticut’s Mystic Aquarium every morning at 11 a.m.

Education During Coronavirus

Check Out These Educational Livestreams This Week

Authors, scientists and others are offering fun livestream lessons and performances to keep kids engaged during isolation

The Kennedy Space Center will have daily Facebook Live presentations for young children at 9:30 a.m. and for teens at 1 p.m.

Education During Coronavirus

This Week's Best Livestream Learning Opportunities

From doodle sessions to zoo tours, here's a week of online activities to keep your kids learning during the school shutdown

Frea is a year-old, zero-waste vegan restaurant in Berlin.

The Rise of 'Zero-Waste' Restaurants

A new breed of food establishment is attempting to do away with food waste entirely

In this photo taken on March 6, 2020, primary school teacher Billy Yeung records a video lesson for his students, who have had their classes suspended due to coronavirus, in his empty classroom in Hong Kong.

Education During Coronavirus

What Happened When Hong Kong's Schools Went Virtual to Combat the Spread of Coronavirus

A temporary solution during months-long school shutdowns, the online classrooms may be an experiment the rest of the world can learn from

Big Snow American Dream in East Rutherford, New Jersey, is North America’s first indoor ski resort.

Eight of the World's Coolest Indoor Snow Parks

When the ski slopes are melting, head to these climate-controlled resorts with predictable conditions

Photographers gather at the eastern edge of El Capitan in February, eager to capture Yosemite's "firefall."

Nine Rare Natural Phenomena Worth Traveling For

You have to be in the right place at the right time to see these awe-inspiring events

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