Monthly Archives: November 2015

Hearing Aids for Dogs

http://www.nytimes.com/1987/12/01/science/science-wath-hearing-aids-for-dogs. This article is about some dogs now needing to use hearing aids. Texas A&M University  established a testing station was set up for dogs who are deaf. Dogs take multiple tests called neurological examinations. They also use hearing aids … Continue reading

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ONLY THE SMALL SURVIVE

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/11/13/science/after-a-mass-extinction-only-the-small-survive.html?_r=0    There is a new study of the fossil record of bigger fish and sea animals in The Mississippian Period. Dr.Sallan (a paleontologist) noticed, after a mass extinction, that fish and sea animals became smaller than their ancestors. Other … Continue reading

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If you are awake you are probably eating!

https://student.societyforscience.org/article/if-you%E2%80%99re-awake-you%E2%80%99re-probably-eating Did you think there were three meals a day? Well that’s a myth. You could think of all the times you say to yourself, “Oh I’ll have a light snack,” but that [sometimes] turns into a proper meal. People … Continue reading

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Should Sugar be Taxed?

http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/11/11/health-diabetes-sugar-idUSL8N1353ZF20151111#hSbslJZJFt94fDcd.97 Diabetes is a problem. It affects people and can put whole economies at risk. Diabetes kills one human every six seconds. This week leaders from the world’s major advanced and emerging economies (G20) are meeting and diabetes experts are … Continue reading

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Biggest hurricane in the west

https://student.societyforscience.org/article/picture-biggest-hurricane-west On Friday, October 23, 2015, Hurricane Patricia hit western Mexico. Many hours before the storm hit, scientists found out that the historic storm would have maximum wind speeds of 200 miles per hour. Those are the fastest wind speeds … Continue reading

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Sunscreen Chemicals Kills Coral Reefs

http://news.discovery.com/earth/oceans/common-sunscreen-chemical-kills-coral-151021.htm Did you know that sunscreen you use everyday can kill coral reefs that are lurking in the deep seas around you? In Hawaii and the U.S. Virgin Islands, oxybenzone has been estimated and says that every year coral reefs … Continue reading

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Where Our Fear of Friday the 13th Came From

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2015/11/151113-friday-13-superstition-phobia-triskaidekaphobia-culture/ When you think of Friday the 13th, you think of bad luck! But why? Some people avoid traveling, driving, going out to eat, getting their hair done, and other normal activities on Friday the 13th. That is what scientists … Continue reading

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WINDY DAYS MEAN SMALLER MEALS FOR LITTLE PENGUIN CHICKS

https://www.sciencenews.org/blog/wild-things/windy-days-mean-smaller-meals-little-penguin-chicks Scientist say that bigger winds mean smaller meals for little penguin chicks. Penguins nest on the shoreline. The birds are only 33 centimeters tall. The daily journey gives scientists a chance to study the little penguin chicks. Researches set … Continue reading

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How Rescue Dogs Are Helping Veterans With PTSD

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2015/11/151111-video-rescue-dogs-war-veterans/ A organization in Florida is pairing shelter dogs with veterans that have post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). PTSD is something that can affect you when you go through a dramatic experience such as war, a car crash, a plane crash, … Continue reading

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Mealworms can Eat Plastic

https://student.societyforscience.org/article/mealworms-chow-down-plastic?mode=topic&context=60 Did you know mealworms can eat plastic? It’s a kind of plastic called styrofoam. It takes a little bit less than a year to dissolve, but the mealworms ate it up in a couple weeks! Scientists found out the … Continue reading

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