Monthly Archives: November 2014

Owww! The Science of pain.

https://student.societyforscience.org/article/owww-science Imagine a life with no pain in it. It sounds delightful, right? But it wouldn’t be. Pain is an important feeling that tells your brain that you are getting/are hurt. Pain is a shield that protects you from getting … Continue reading

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Explainer: What is C. difficile

https://student.societyforscience.org/article/explainer-what-c-difficile The main idea of the article, “Explainer: What is C. difficile?” is that the deadly C. diff bacteria has changed over time to become worse and harder to treat. It can kill about 14,000  people in the United States … Continue reading

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http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/10/141024-emerging-explorer-gruber-sea-ocean-marine-biologist-fluorescent-light-science/ A man named David Gruber explored the world under the sea. He said, “I have never payed attention to what was under me when I was surfing, but then you think what is actually down there.” He later got … Continue reading

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A jaguar needs a root canal. The dentist is in!

http://www.sciencefriday.com/blogs/10/16/2014/a-jaguar-needs-a-root-canal-the-dentist-is-in.html?series=30#path/blogs/10/16/2014/a-jaguar-needs-a-root-canal-the-dentist-is-in.html?series=30 The jaguar has 5 broken teeth and his root canal is damaged! Dentist, Brook Niemiec, is rushing over. The jaguar’s mouth is bloody. The cat’s dental problems are very severe he recalls. The cat’s name is Xibalba. He needed … Continue reading

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Cleaning with greens

https://student.societyforscience.org/article/cleaning-greens Toxic chemicals produced by oil spills and air pollution can be turned to something good and help the earth. Researchers have developed vegetation that can digest the toxic materials from pollutions. The United States spends billions of dollars every … Continue reading

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Baby Sea Turtles

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/27/science/tracking-turtles-as-they-swim-for-their-lives.html?ref=science Loggerhead turtles hatch on the beach of Boavista. Then they will head out to sea. The problem is that the coastal waters are full of predators, but even worse, the baby sea turtles are tasty, nutritious, and defenseless for … Continue reading

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Enterovirus 68 Respiratory Illness Is Linked to Four Deaths

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/02/science/first-deaths-linked-to-enterovirus-68-are-announced.html?_r=0 The enterovirus is not something you want to be diagnosed with. It is a serious illness that has spread to over 40 states, killing 4 kids. On Wednesday the CDC announced 472 kids have been diagnosed with the infectious … Continue reading

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The Future of Tech

www.cnn.com/tech You want a robot? All you need is a library card. Try making a trip to the local branch to some innovating libraries. These libraries offer the chance to use cutting-edge technology, two  are 3D printers and laser cutters. … Continue reading

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Your Brain’s Navigation System

http://www.timeforkids.com/news/discovering-brains-gps/181606 On Monday, October 6, 2014, three neuroscientists, Edvard Moser, May-Britt Moser, and John O’Keefe won the Nobel Prize in Medicine because they discovered the human brain’s inner GPS.  In 1971, the first part of this system was discovered by … Continue reading

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North and South Poles could flip soon

http://www.foxnews.com/science/2014/10/21/earth-magnetic-field-could-flip-in-our-lifetime/ The earth’s iron core is like a giant magnet and generates a magnetic field that covers our planet. This field helps protect Earth against blasts of radiation that come from the sun. The earth’s magnetic field maintains the same … Continue reading

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