Monthly Archives: October 2016

Bananas under attack: Understanding Their Foes

https://www.sciencenewsforstudents.org/article/bananas-under-attack-understanding-their-foes I chose an article from Science News for Kids called, “Bananas under attack: Understanding Their Foes.” I chose this article because I really like to eat bananas and I would want to learn a lot more about them. This … Continue reading

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Monkeys Can Make Stone Tools But They Don’t Use Them

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/10/20/science/monkeys-stone-flakes-tools.html?rref=collection%2Fsectioncollection%2Fscience&action=click&contentCollection=science&region=rank&module=package&version=highlights&contentPlacement=7&pgtype=section&mtrref=undefined&gwh=14ECD39DEFB3CD912F39D50DDEE8D310&gwt=pay BREAKING NEWS!!!!!!!!!!!! The monkeys in Serra da Capivara National Park in Brazil are known for their useage of rocks. The rocks are used for hammers which are then used to crack open nuts. They are also used for digging … Continue reading

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HERE’S WHAT YOU CAN DO TO HELP THE DECLINING BEE POPULATION

http://www.popsci.com/what-everyone-can-do-to-help-declining-bee-population The bumble bees are in danger, but there are a few ways we can help them. Even though the bees are on the endangered list, we can get them off. We all know that bees get their food from … Continue reading

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Coral Reefs

The recent science article I found is entitled, “Coral Vita Tries to Restore Coral Reefs in the World.” This article is about a company named Coral Vita who tries to make coral on land and then wants to put it … Continue reading

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Alien Life Existing on Other Planets

https://www.sciencenewsforstudents.org/article/trail-cosmic-dust-may-lead-alien-life Space, to the naked eye, might just look like an infinite, empty void full of stars and planets, but recent news might prove that this theory is incorrect. Astronauts have found a trail of cosmic dust which may lead … Continue reading

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Saturn on Steroids

About 400 light years from our solar system, there is a celestial body that looks like Saturn on steroids. Its rings are about 200 times larger. It is 75 million miles in diameter. The rings are so large that scientists … Continue reading

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The Bear That Walked Like a Human May Have Been Killed By One

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2016/10/pedals-bear-walked-upright-killed-by-hunter-new-jersey/ National Geographic https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qxCYrvcnMoU Bears are known to walk on four legs, but not Pedals!  This article is about Pedals, a black bear in suburban New Jersey, who walked like a human until last week when she was shot with … Continue reading

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Why Yellow Birds Mysteriously Turn Red

Source:National Geographic, Link: Click Here “For the yellow-shafted northern flicker, ‘you are what you eat’ has proven freakishly true.” That is a quote from National Geographic, explaining why yellow birds (yellow-shafted northern flickers) are turning red. It is because they … Continue reading

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Surprise! Most ‘Color Vision’ Cells See Only Black or White

https://www.sciencenewsforstudents.org/article/surprise-most-color-vision-cells-see-only-black-or-white Color vision may work differently than what scientists had thought. The eyes work by collecting different information using different cells. Some of the cells, cones, are used to read color. Cones are in the back of the eye and … Continue reading

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Reported Sighting of Extinct River Dolphin is Unlikely

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2016/10/baiji-extinct-river-dolphin-china-sighting-conservation/ In the early 2000s, everyone declared that a species of dolphins, named the Yangtze river dolphins, were officially extinct. These river dolphins were known to swim in China. After a six week survey, a guy named Song Qi had … Continue reading

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