Laura Gao’s Lovely “The Wuhan I Know” Comic

When Laura Gao’s family first moved to Texas, nobody knew about her hometown of Wuhan, but now its name saturates newspapers, television and conversations in real life and online—often with racism included. A talented artist, Gao decided to create a comic “to shine light on what people don’t know: the beautiful culture, rich history, and strong people of Wuhan.” Along with thoughtful artwork, The Wuhan …

Best Space Books for Kids

It’s important (especially for little girls and young women) to encourage our youth to engage with science, though this isn’t always easy. The editors at Space.com are constantly on the hunt for great, entertaining and educational books about space exploration and space science—for children and adults, too. From Chris Hadfield’s “The Darkest Dark” which tells the story of exploration and fear, to Leland Melvin’s memoir …

Tangeez Tangible Lights

Interactive, color-changing building blocks that let you play with light, by New York's Next Top Makers finalists

We first came across Tangeez—colorful, interactive, light-up building blocks—at this year’s Maker Faire. A long-anticipated reinvention of the classic toy, these mesmerizing, palm-sized objects change color as they’re stacked. Dubbed “physical pixels” by co-creators Emily Webster and Mustafa Bagdatli—two NYU Interactive Telecommunications Program Alumni—the internally illuminated lights are as entertaining for kids as they are for adults. Tangeez pack oodles of fun and myriad functions …