Monthly Archives: December 2015

New Substance is Harder Than Diamond Scientists Say

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/12/03/science/q-carbon-harder-than-diamond.html?_r=0 Until December 3, 2015,  a diamond was the hardest substance in the world. However, according to scientists from North Carolina State University, they made a new substance called Q-Carbon. Q-Carbon is a new carbon substance that is harder than … Continue reading

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Science In Hollywood

https://student.societyforscience.org/article/science-hollywood?mode=topic&context=104 Have you ever watched a movie where you think the graphics are great and the physics are phenomenal?  Well, you have the special effects team to thank. They work tirelessly, trying to make your favorite movies so realistic. Here’s … Continue reading

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Kangaroo farts: not so green after all

https://student.societyforscience.org/article/kangaroo-farts-not-so-%E2%80%98green%E2%80%99-after-all Let’s get this straight for you people. Yes, kangaroos fart. Don’t take too much time laughing about it. In the fart there is a gas that is called methane. Methane is a greenhouse gas. Along with carbon dioxide, it … Continue reading

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Why are Astronauts important?

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/11/10/science/space/astronauts-needed-nasa-wants-to-make-mars-your-corner-office.html?rref=collection%2Fsectioncollection%2Fscience&action=click&contentCollection=science®ion=stream&module=stream_unit&version=latest&contentPlacement=87&pgtype=sectionfront Astronauts are very important because they discover things in outer space such as new planets and new life. Also if you are an astronaut you are lucky because it is easier to get into Harvard than to work for … Continue reading

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Zodiacal Lights

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2015/11/151116-astronomy-star-moon-planets-stargazing-night-sky/ On November 17, dozens of shooting stars are visible in the northern latitudes of the globe.This is the annual Leonid meteor shower. Under dark skies, 10-20 meteors can be seen per hour which creates the constellation Leo, the lion. … Continue reading

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Mysterious ‘’Blood’’ Rain In Spain

http://www.livescience.com/52784-blood-rain-in-spain.html Last fall in Spain, several people had an unlikely experience. The people saw that the color of the water in their fountains was not blue but red. This has only happened in two other places, Texas and Kerala, India. … Continue reading

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Light can control waves in heart tissue

https://student.societyforscience.org/article/light-can-control-waves-heart-tissue Researchers have found a new way to take charge of an out-of-control heart. All it takes is a light touch — literally touching the heart with a pulse of visible light. Your heart beats tens of thousands of time … Continue reading

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Crazy about Cows

https://student.societyforscience.org/article/cool-jobs-crazy-about-cows This article is about cows and how scientists take care of them and study the way they live. It also tells us what will happen if a cow is not treated well. So we explore with people to find … Continue reading

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Hungry elephants turn trunks into leaf blowers

https://www.sciencenews.org/blog/wild-things/hungry-elephants-turn-trunks-leaf-blowers?tgt=nr Did you know that often animals get creative when they want food or a treat? Crows usually fashion sticks into tools to reach bugs so they can eat. To get food, chimpanzees use stone hammers to crack open nuts. … Continue reading

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Bubonic Plague Found in Oregon Teenager

www.nytimes.com/2015/10/31/us/bubonic-plague-oregon.html?smid=pl-share Bubonic plague is one of the deadliest diseases that kills people. People get the plague from flea bites. This happens when the fleas get bacteria from a rodent like a racoon or a rat, and then pass it on … Continue reading

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