Even if you haven't ever been to Vermont, you've got some Green Mountains in your mind. I know you do. There's that image of a town with candles in windows. There are those trees tapped for sugaring. And there's that swirling nighttime snow.
What does it take to be an explorer? What are the challenges and risks? What are the payoffs? These are some of the questions that young students and others will get answered at the USA Science & Engineering Festival.
Titanic had a thorough mix of humanity, traveling together toward whatever fate awaited. That fate, everyone figured, was a docking in New York. But an iceberg intervened and here is where the question "Why do we still care about Titanic?" gets more interesting.
April 14th marks the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic. Over the last century the disaster has spawned numerous books. Here is a collection of a dozen titles you and your young Titanic buffs may enjoy.
The right to survive the Titanic depended on the passengers' status on the ship. Ismay's defense was that he was travelling neither as the captain nor as a member of the crew, but an ordinary First Class passenger and that he was therefore entitled to save his own life.