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  • Why do children play?

    Why do children play?

    Whether it's tag, jumping rope or playing with dolls, kids in every part of the world, and in every generation, play. Philosophers and psychologists say they do it for more reasons than just having fun. But the future of play may be in jeopardy.

  • 10 Plausible Sports Conspiracy Theories

    10 Plausible Sports Conspiracy Theories

    It's tempting to think that the only way your favorite team (or athlete) could lose is because of some funny business from the other side. And sometimes you'd be right. Here are 10 sports conspiracy theories that could totally have happened.

  • Was there a real John Henry?

    Was there a real John Henry?

    The ballad and folktale of John Henry, the tireless railroad worker, is the stuff of American legend. An amazing story of the human spirit and work ethic, yes, but was John Henry a real person?

  • How the Minerva Project Works

    How the Minerva Project Works

    Education still mainly consists of an instructor talking to a group of students, the same as it's been for at least 1,000 years. But what if that model could be overturned for good? And we're not talking MOOCs but something much more personal.

  • Why do children play?
  • 10 Plausible Sports Conspiracy Theories
  • Was there a real John Henry?
  • How the Minerva Project Works
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