Description: Sesame Street is to get its first autistic character.
Julia will aim to "reduce the stigma" attached to the condition, programme bosses have said. Although the character already exists in print and digital stories as part of an initiative called Sesame Street and Autism: See Amazing In All Children, she will make her television debut in the US on April 10.
Jeanette Betancourt, Sesame Workshop's senior vice president of US social impact, said: "In the US, one in 68 children is diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder.
"We wanted to promote a better understanding and reduce the stigma often found around these children.
"Just as we look at all children as being unique, we should do the same thing when we're looking at children with autism."
Description: You can now download free NASA software online at no cost. NASA has just published its 2017-2018 software catalog, which lists the many apps, code libraries and tools that pretty much anyone can download and use. Of course, most of it is pretty closely tied to… you know, launching spacecraft and stuff, which most people don’t do. But here are a few items that might prove useful to tinkers and curious lay people alike.
If you’re interested in a piece of software, head to the link provided; it should provide the release or license type (some things are limited to the U.S., for instance), a contact you can hit up for more info and sometimes a dedicated site for the app or service.
Description: Dr. Seuss, Writer. Theodor Seuss Geisel was an American writer, cartoonist, animator, book publisher, and artist best known for authoring children's books under the pen name Dr. Seuss.
Born: March 2, 1904, Springfield, MA
Died: September 24, 1991, La Jolla, CA
Full name: Theodor Seuss Geisel
Movies and TV shows: The Lorax, More
Spouse: Audrey Geisel (m. 1968–1991), Helen Palmer (m. 1927–1967)
The Cat in the Hat (1957)
The Cat in the Hat
Green Eggs and Ham (1960)
Green Eggs and Ham
Oh, the Places You'll Go! (1990)
Oh, the Places You'll Go!
The Lorax (1971)
Dr. Seuss and Audrey Geisel were married for 23 years (until 1991). Dr. Seuss wrote the story for and Audrey Geisel was an executive producer for The Lorax and Horton Hears a Who!.
Dr. Seuss and Helen Palmer were married for 39 years (until 1967).
Dr. Seuss/Quotes -
Today you are you! That is truer than true! There is no one alive who is you-er than you!
You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose.
The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.
Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It's not.
A person's a person, no matter how small.
You're off to Great Places! Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting, So... get on your way!
Don't cry because it's over. Smile because it happened.
Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind.
Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple.
Think left and think right and think low and think high. Oh, the thinks you can think up if only you try!
Description: The African crested porcupine is the largest porcupine on Earth. With a tuft of quills on its head that would make any rock star jealous, this rodent can be found in rocky habitats stretching from Italy to Sub-Saharan Africa. Due to rapid urbanization, it is living in increasing proximity to humans, and farmers see it as an agricultural pest. Can this prickly porcupine last?
Description: Instead of sending out the boring, old, "Welcome Back" newsletter, Mr. Reed, a first year teacher from Chicago, wrote a rap song for his 4th grade students, and recorded a music video to go along with it! The song and video emphasize the reality that hard work is a must, but that school and learning can certainly be fun!
Description: The vast majority of us will always remember our first kindergarten instructor.
Furthermore, at times... they recall that us as well.
"When I first saw him, I could scarcely trust it," said Lorly Schik in regards to a young man who strolled into her classroom about 30 years back, a kid who was grown up when she turned on KARE 11 Dawn the previous spring and remembered him.
"I can at present picture him as a little dull haired youngster in his K-work area!"
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Description: Reported by ABC News, George Stephanopoulos brings you the amazing true story behind America’s favorite Mexican holiday.
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Description: According to TMZ, the artist known as Prince has died ... TMZ has learned. He was 57.
Prince's body was discovered at his Paisley Park compound in Minnesota early Thursday morning.
Multiple sources connected to the singer confirmed he had passed. We've obtained the emergency dispatch call for a "male down, not breathing."
The singer -- full name Prince Rogers Nelson -- had a medical emergency on April 15th that forced his private jet to make an emergency landing in Illinois. But he appeared at a concert the next day to assure his fans he was okay. His people told TMZ he was battling the flu.
At the show, Prince prophetically told the crowd, "Wait a few days before you waste any prayers."
42116-sub-prince-instagram-02Prior to his most recent appearance however, Prince had cancelled two shows due to health concerns.
Prince became an international superstar in 1982 after his breakthrough album "1999."
He went on to churn out a ton of hits -- and racking up 7 Grammys in the process. He also performed at the Super Bowl in 2007 ... in one of the greatest live performances of all time.
He also sold more than 100 million records during his career ... and won the Academy Award for Best Original Song Score for Purple Rain in 1985.
Prince was married two times -- the first time to his backup dancer Mayte Garcia. They split in 2000. He then married Manuela Testolini ... but they split in 2006.
He was inducted into the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame in 2004, and performed a legendary version of "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" to close the ceremony.
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