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Saturday, April 10, 2021
Decoding the clues: After 10 years, the “Fenn treasure” has finally been found

Decoding the clues: After 10 years, the “Fenn treasure” has finally...

Enlarge / Dreaming of finding buried treasure? Someone just solved a ten-year treasure hunt.iStock / Getty Images Plus Ten years ago, an antiquities dealer named Forrest Fenn buried a treasure chest filled with gold, rubies, emeralds, and diamonds somewhere in the Rocky Mountains. He hid the clues to its location in a poem that is…
Social Distancing Makes For Global ‘Big Day’ Bird Watching Records

Social Distancing Makes For Global ‘Big Day’ Bird Watching Records

Despite social distancing or lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic, more people reported more bird observations in a single day than ever before A young birder finds inspiration when a nuthatch visits for a closer look at a human. (Credit: ... [+] Joanne Bovee, image courtesy of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology.) Joanne Bovee, image…
Buy Yourself 30 Minutes of Peace With an Alphabet Scavenger Hunt

Buy Yourself 30 Minutes of Peace With an Alphabet Scavenger Hunt

Photo: Getty ImagesThe world you inhabit has shrunk dramatically in the past few weeks, which means anything that makes your space feel bigger could play a critical role in helping you maintain a grip on your sanity while you’re cooped up with your kids. Enter the Alphabet Scavenger Hunt.With an entirely manageable bit of up…
What Are the Best Board Games to Play Over Zoom?

What Are the Best Board Games to Play Over Zoom?

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Photo: Curtis LaMalfaThe screens, they are unavoidable right now. Our kids were probably already getting plenty of screen time before the pandemic swept the world, but now, they’re not just using screens for entertainment. They’re using them to connect with their teachers, to complete their schoolwork and to talk to family and friends.My nine-year-old son…
Check Out These Free Educational Apps and Sites

Check Out These Free Educational Apps and Sites

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Photo: ShutterstockAs I write this, I am personally on Day Two of our Temporary-But-We-Don’t-Know How Temporary school closure. Those of you in the same boat know that the phrase “the days are long” has taken on a whole new meaning. These days have to be filled with something, and ideally, at least part of that…
Countless DOS video games have actually been contributed to the Web Archive

Countless DOS video games have actually been contributed to the Web...

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Enlarge / Just one of the games added to the archive recently. Sir-Tech The Internet Archive has been updated with more than 2,500 DOS games, marking the most significant addition of games to the archive since 2015. New additions include forgotten classics like Wizardry: Crusaders of the Dark Savant,  Princess Maker 2, and  Microsoft Adventure,…
‘Snowman’ Is the New ‘Hangman’

‘Snowman’ Is the New ‘Hangman’

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Photo: Shutterstock Back in the day, when we found ourselves in a situation in which we had to pass some time—which was often, because no cell phones—we practiced our spelling skills by hanging stick figures. On one hand, we all played Hangman, we probably didn’t think too much about it, we were exposed to other…
Assist Your Kid End Up Being a Much Better Issue Solver With These Video Games

Assist Your Kid End Up Being a Much Better Issue Solver...

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Screenshot: Nintendo If you haven’t picked up a controller in a while, you might see your kids’ video games as mindless fun, or as their reward for cleaning their room. But video games can be more than that. While immersed in a virtual world, children can learn how to solve complex problems—a skill they’ll need…
35 computer game concerning Apple’s brand-new Game service, which will resemble Netflix for video games

35 computer game concerning Apple’s brand-new Game service, which will resemble...

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At its March event earlier this year, Apple announced it's been working with game developers on a new service called Apple Arcade. Apple Arcade is an Apple-built playground for developers that want to make games without microtransactions or having to rely on ads for revenue. Apple says Arcade will eventually offer more than 100 new…
Why a ‘Appetite Games’ film prequel might deal with significant difficulties at package workplace

Why a ‘Appetite Games’ film prequel might deal with significant difficulties...

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The studio Lionsgate is planning a prequel to its popular "Hunger Games" movie franchise, based on an upcoming 2020 novel by series author Suzanne Collins. "As the proud home of the Hunger Games movies, we can hardly wait for Suzanne's next book to be published," Lionsgate said in a statement on Monday. "We've been communicating…

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