Google celebrates Doctor Who's 50th birthday with an interactive doodle. But, for now at least, it's not available on the US Google page. Don't fret American Doctor Who fans – here's the skinny on how to access the Whodle today.
Town giant mushroom: Kennet Sation, Pa.'s town giant mushroom will be the star of local New Year's Eve celebration. Several towns have adopted similarly quirky New Year's traditions.
Knockout game: A violent teen prank – seen in videos, but probably still an isolated trend – highlights the need to establish strong connections between young people and their community.
Lion kills lioness: The shocking death of a captive lioness at the jaws of a male lion that shared her enclosure leaves parents with the difficult choice of teaching their kids about animal instincts or becoming authors of a brand new fairytale.
Justin Bieber's antics in Brazil during his Latin American concert tour have provided great tabloid fodder, but left at least one 18-year-old enamored with Brazil fuming that Justin Bieber is squandering his Brazil trip.
Pledge of allegiance controversy: A Florida teacher was suspended for forcing a Jehovah's Witness student to pledge allegiance to the American flag, against religious doctrine. Was this a battle over the pledge of allegiance, or of allegiance to the teacher?
Satellite falling: Astronomers say debris from a spent satellite could plummet to Earth over the Veteran's Day weekend. At least one nine-year-old is hoping to find remnants of the satellite falling to Earth for his upcoming science fair.
'Ender’s Game,' the box office hit based on Orson Scott Card's 1985 science-fiction novel, may be a hit with tweens and teens, but parents may cringe at the use of children as weapons and the notion that compassion is a trait that must be weeded out.
Pixie haircut: Pam Anderson's pixie haircut garners rave reviews and gives the Baywatch actress back her sparkle. Maybe it's time we all found our pixietude.
Daylight saving time ends this weekend and will once again leave kids and parents struggling to reset their internal clock. Is the daylight saving time circadian disruption worth it?
Bitstrips app lets users generate – and star in – their own comic strips. One mom found that the program helped her 9-year-old son get excited about writing.
Ringo Starr wants to know the identity of six teen fans captured in a snapshot he took nearly 50 years ago, giving hope to teens everywhere that their idol may one day look for them.
Erin Cox thought she was doing the right thing by picking up a friend who was too drunk to drive home from a party. However, school administrators found her in violation of the school's zero tolerance drug and alcohol policy. What kind of a message does this send to teens?
Banksy prank tricks New Yorkers into thinking his priceless works of art were street-vendor knockoffs, but one mom outfoxed the fox snagging two of his signed works for $60.
Malala Yousafzai's US book tour drives home the power of education and in doing so reveals just how privileged Western children really are. Maybe we need to reinstitute bedtime stories for our teens and talk about this one tonight, together.
Chicken nuggets are a kid staple, but a new study reveals that only half of each nugget contains actual meat. Will kids care?
The real life residents of former Nickelodeon television series, 'Gullah Gullah Island' are in danger of losing their island to developers, presenting a rare opportunity for families to connect childhood memories with current events.
Sextortion photos: A California teen allegedly hacked into Miss Teen USA's webcam to get nude photos of her for blackmail. Webcams don't have to be a vulnerability in kid safety if parents adopt an ethic of a Cyberhood Watch.
Oracle Team USA won America's Cup yesterday, but only one of the 24-person crew is an American, leaving one mom to field questions from her kids about the value of 'winning at all costs.'