Meet the engineer 3D-printing bionic prosthetic limbs for kids in need

By Theguardian.com Albert Manero founded nonprofit Limbitless Solutions to give kids functional, custom-designed arms they’re proud to wear – at no cost Up until a few years ago, Albert Manero dreamed of building rockets and airplanes. He’d grown up in Tampa, and on clear days, he could see the shuttle launches as they blasted off from Cape Canaveral. The experience put him…

Ask Dr. Blank: Teachers across the country continue to strike because of education cuts, salary, and benefits. What can be done to increase funding in education?

The issue you have raised is a critical one that has profound consequences for the role that public education plays in our nation. Ironically, although money is front and center in the question, the key issues do not stem from an absence of money. Just as in medicine, the US outspends most countries in this realm. Indeed, according to Education at…

A robot-filled, architectural marvel in North Carolina is the library of the future

By Sangeeta Singh-Kurtz for qz.com Overlooking Lake Raleigh on North Carolina State University’s (NCSU) campus is a gleaming, colossal structure. It’s a library, but quite unlike any you’ve probably ever seen before. Designed by Norwegian architecture firm Snøhetta (best known for its work on the Bibliotheca Alexandrina in Egypt) the $150 million James B. Hunt Jr. Library is an architectural marvel. It has the sleek…

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Cork & Fuzz Finders Keepers

Cork and Fuzz explores friendship and adventure. The book is beautifully written by Dori Chaconas and illustrated by Lisa McCue. Read the review from Sweet on Books to discover more about the Finders Keepers: What You Need to Know: Cork and Fuzz are two funny friends, who have great adventures together. This is the 5th title in the series, but…

West Virginia governor signs free tuition bill for community colleges

By The Associated Press CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia residents will soon be able to go to community and technical colleges for free. Republican Gov. Jim Justice on Monday signed a bill authorizing tuition grants to residents who are at least 18 years old and have completed a secondary program. Grantees would have to pass a drug test each…