Monthly Archives: October 2014

Fish Change Color in a Flash

http://newswatch.nationalgeographic.com/2014/10/15/tidal-pool-fish-camouflage-color-animal-science/ Scientists just discovered that the rockpool goby fish and other tidepool fish can actually change color! Yes, change color like an octopus or a chameleon. Most scientists ignored the fact that some fish can change color until a study … Continue reading

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Are Polar Bears Extinct?

http://www.scholastic.com/browse/article.jsp?id=11271 Polar bears might be endangered animals because there are only about 25,000 polar bears remaining in the frosty climate. Scientists believe that Polar Bear’s environment might be melting. These polar bears are living are in Canada, Alaska, Norway, Greenland … Continue reading

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Goliath encounter: Puppy-sized spider surprises scientist in rainforest

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/goliath-encounter-puppy-sized-spider-surprises-scientist-in-rainforest/ There has been a new spider encounter. It is bigger than the tarantula and was found in the Guyana Rainforest. The spider’s name is Goliath spider. It is as big as a baby puppy dog and it makes a … Continue reading

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Where Will Lightning Strike

https://student.societyforscience.org/article/where-will-lightning-strike On August 20, 1975, Michael McQuilken and Sean hiked to the top of Moro Rock together with their sister Mary and her friend Margie. They climbed on a huge granite dome. And Sean got struck by lightning. Lightning strikes … Continue reading

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Math from Memory

http://www.timeforkids.com/news/math-memory/168636 Everyday you spend time on memorizing multiplication tables, it might just make you a better mathematician and help you do complicated math problems later without a calculator. A new study from a team of scientists from Stanford University in … Continue reading

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Enterovirus Outbreak Leaves Health Officials Guessing

http://www.usnews.com/news/articles/2014/09/17/enterovirus-outbreak-leaves-health-officials-guessing The Enterovirus 68 has been affecting children and teens all over the U.S.A! It was first discovered in 1962 in California but was rare and went away quickly and now its popping back up! In September 2014, 49 cases … Continue reading

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How Did Nigeria Quash Its Ebola Outbreak So Quickly?

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/how-did-nigeria-quash-its-ebola-outbreak-so-quickly/ The article is about the first man in Nigeria to contract Ebola during this outbreak and how Nigeria took steps to prevent the spread of Ebola throughout the country. Most importantly, they immediately isolated the patient for testing then … Continue reading

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The Secret Of The Sidewinder

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/09/science/secrets-of-the-sidewinder.html?ref=science&_r=0 The sidewinder is part of the rattle snake family. Sidewinders live in the desert.  Most snakes have trouble moving in the sand but not the sidewinder. Unlike other snakes, the sidewinder grips the sand and moves its body from … Continue reading

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Lunar Eclipse

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/10/141006-blood-moon-lunar-eclipse-october-science/ On October 8 around 6:25am EDT something very special happened. There was a very unusual lunar eclipse. It started at about 5:15am EDT and ended at about 7:25am EDT. The moon appeared red orange because when the earth, the … Continue reading

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Meet Dreadnoughtus, perhaps the biggest creature to ever walk the planet

http://www.cnn.com/2014/09/04/world/americas/dreadnoughtus-huge-dinosaur/ What’s 30 feet tall,with a 29-foot tail, 85 feet long and heavier than seven elephants?   The answer is a huge dinosaur called a Dreadnoughtus which means “fearing nothing.” This newly discovered animal was known to be one of the … Continue reading

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