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Doctors Save Ohio Toddler By ‘Printing’ Him An Airway Tube       
In a medical first, doctors used plastic particles and a 3-D laser printer to create an airway splint to save the life of a baby boy who used to stop breathing nearly every day. It’s the latest advance from the booming field of regenerative medicine, making body parts in the lab. (via Fox News)

Preschool Reportedly Bans Imaginary Superhero Play
Superheroes may no longer be making appearances in this preschool classroom. An unnamed preschool recently sent home a notice to parents, explaining that their children’s “dangerously overactive” imaginations were forcing the school to ban some forms of imaginary play in the classroom, according to a post on Reddit. (via Huffington Post)

‘Boys Will Be Boys’ in U.S., But Not In Asia
A new study shows there is a gender gap when it comes to behavior and self-control in American young children — one that does not appear to exist in children in Asia. In the United States, girls had higher levels of self-regulation than boys. (via Science Daily)

Kyle Davis, Plaza Towers 3rd Grader Who Loved To Sing, Among Oklahoma Tornado Victims
Nicknamed “The Wall,” 8-year-old Kyle Davis loved soccer and going to Monster Truck exhibitions at the fairgrounds with his grandfather. JaNae Hornsby, 9, loved to draw, sing, and be a big sister and cousin to her younger relatives. The two were among the young victims of Monday’s monstrous tornado, their small bodies pulled from the rubble of Plaza Towers Elementary School after it was reduced to a massive heap of bricks and twisted metal. (via Huffington Post)

Chicago School Closings Vote: Board Of Education Votes To Shutter 50 Public Schools
The Chicago Board of Education voted Wednesday to close fifty Chicago Public schools, one of them delayed a year, in the nation’s third-largest district making it the largest single wave of planned public school closures in U.S. history. After the vote, few schools were spared from the list of 54 schools originally proposed for closure. (via Huffington Post)

National Geographic Bee Puts Mass. Student On The Map
Quick question: Name the peak in Ecuador with a summit that marks the point farthest from Earth’s center due to our planet’s bulge at the equator.If you were Sathwik Karnik, a 12-year-old from Massachusetts, you’d know the answer is Chimborazo, and you’d have won the National Geographic Bee along with a $25,000 college scholarship. (via Washington Post)

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