Monthly Archives: December 2014

PLUTO PROBE WAKES UP

http://www.space.com/27946-pluto-spacecraft-new-horizons-wakeup.html On December 6th, NASA’s spacecraft, New Horizons was awakened by mission scientists for the last time on its journey. New Horizons is heading to the dwarf planet of Pluto and will go on to the Kuiper Belt in the … Continue reading

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Genetic tests confirm remains are those of King Richard III

https://www.sciencenews.org/blog/science-ticker/genetic-tests-confirm-remains-are-those-king-richard-iii This article is about how King Richard III was found in a parking lot in Leicester, England, and I thought it was interesting. They said that King Richard’s hair was blond and his eyes were blue so scientists tested … Continue reading

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How Cheetahs Outpace Greyhounds

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/06/12062107091.3htm Cheetahs are energetic animals that can run very fast. Biologists compared cheetahs and greyhounds and found out that cheetahs are faster because the cheetahs spend longer in contact with the ground, probably to protect their limbs from stress fractures … Continue reading

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A Success in Space

http://www.timeforkids.com/news/success-space/193241 On November 12, a small probe helped scientists discover more about space travel. The probe, named Philae Lander, is now the first spacecraft to ever land on a comet. On the comet, the probe will be taking pictures and … Continue reading

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The Invisible Shield Surrounding Earth

http://www.inquisitr.com/1638338/scientists-discover-an-invisible-shield-surrounding-earth-baffled-at-how-it-formed/ Something truly amazing has just been discovered! Scientists have found an invisible sheild above Earth. It starts at 7,200 miles above Earth and extends up to 25,000 miles above Earth’s surface. The shield is held in place by Earth’s … Continue reading

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Infant HABITABLE Earths

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/12/141204143136.htm Scientists have found infant or young earths where life can exist if water is in liquid form on the surface of the planets. The distance that the young planets are from the stars they orbit is further than scientist … Continue reading

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Monster Star

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/12/141209-starstruck-monster-star-merger-space-astronomy-science/ Astronomers have found two hot blue stars that are so close to each other that they will collide together. An astronomy team in Spain led by Javier Lorenzo studies it with a 2.2 meter telescope. The stars are orbiting … Continue reading

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Falling to a Comet

Falling to a Comet (student.societyforscience.org/article/picture-falling-comet?mode=topic&context=60) On November 12, 2014, a lander landed on a comet somewhere between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter. It started its trip about ten years ago. The lander is named Philae after an island in … Continue reading

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Did Scientists Just Discover a Cure for Ebola

http://healthmap.org/site/diseasedaily/article/did-scientists-just-discover-cure-ebola-62212 Scientists in Canada might have found a successful treatment for Ebola! Researchers recognized a number of antibodies that corresponded to proteins on the shell of the virus. They combined the antibodies into a cocktail and injected it into 4 … Continue reading

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Rare White-Spotted Bush Frog

Fully formed froglets emerge from dry bamboo nurseries In southern India lives an extremely rare frog called the White-Spotted Bush Frog. This frog was thought to be extinct until 2011. Kadaba Seshadri and his team did some research on this … Continue reading

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