Monthly Archives: October 2016

Like The “Glowing” Sea Turtle, These Animals Also Light Up

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2015/09/150929-glowing-animals-sea-turtle-oceans-pictures-science/ The Hawksbill sea turtle has an ability known as biofluorescence; it helps the Hawksbill sea turtle to glow in the dark. Over 180 sharks and fish have skin that can make them fluoresce. People don’t really think about light … Continue reading

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I’m a Doctor. If I Drop Food on the Kitchen Floor, I Still Eat It.

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/10/11/upshot/im-a-doctor-if-i-drop-food-on-the-kitchen-floor-i-still-eat-it.html?rref=collection%2Fsectioncollection%2Fscience&action=click&contentCollection=science&region=stream&module=stream_unit&version=latest&contentPlacement=1&pgtype=sectionfront This article is about a doctor talking about the five second rule and how it’s safe to eat items off the floor. The five second rule is not harmful because floors are actually clean, well cleaner than other things. … Continue reading

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Jaws: the tale of the giant stag beetle

Source:  http://www.nytimes.com/2016/10/11/science/stag-beetles-jaws.html?rref=collection%2Fsectioncollection%2Fscience&action=click&contentCollection=science&region=rank&module=package&version=highlights&contentPlacement=7&pgtype=sectionfront The the stag beetle has giant mandibles to help attract females. The mandibles also help fight against another beetle to win over the female.  The beetle use its mandibles to try to bite off each other’s legs, or … Continue reading

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Mixing Pokémon Go and driving isn’t safe

SCIENCE & SOCIETY Pokemon Go is a new hit game on electronics. But there is a problem about it. A huge amount of people love playing it so much that they play while driving. It is a very risky thing … Continue reading

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No, the Great Barrier Reef in Australia is NOT dead. But it is in trouble.

http://www.latimes.com/science/sciencenow/la-sci-sn-great-barrier-reef-not-dead-20161014-snap-story.html You may think that Australia’s Great Barrier Reef is dead, but scientists have discovered that although it is not as healthy as once was, it is actually still alive. Rowen Jacobsen, a writer with a website called, “Outside Online,’’ … Continue reading

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Reported Sighting of Extinct River Dolphin is Unlikely

National Geographic.com This article is about how an amateur investigator, named Song Qi, claims that he saw the Yangtze River Dolphin in the eastern part of China. The Yangtze river dolphin was declared extinct in 2006 and so researchers are … Continue reading

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The Black Moon

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2016/09/black-moon-explained-phases-earth-sun-space-science/ http://www.cnn.com/2016/09/30/weather/black-moon/index.html What is a black moon? A Black Moon is the second new moon occurring in the same month. Having a second new moon occur in one month is infrequent but it happens because a lunar cycle is 29.5 … Continue reading

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Jaws: The Tale of the Fearsome Stag Beetle

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/10/11/science/stag-beetles-jaws.html?rref=collection%2Fsectioncollection%2Fscience&action=click&contentCollection=science&region=rank&module=package&version=highlights&contentPlacement=8&pgtype=sectionfront This article is about how stag beetles are a very strong species. The female beetles are attracted to rotten logs and male beetles protect their spots on the those logs. The male beetles are very strong when fighting with … Continue reading

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Barack Obama: America will take the giant leap to Mars

http://www.cnn.com/2016/10/11/opinions/america-will-take-giant-leap-to-mars-barack-obama/ On October 11, 2016  President Obama Delivered a speech, setting a goal to get NASA on Mars by 2029-2030. Obama said, “Last year alone, NASA discovered flowing water on Mars and evidence of ice on one of Jupiter’s moons, and … Continue reading

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Extinct Car-Size Shark Discovered

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2016/10/ancient-shark-megalolamna-paradoxodon-discovered/ The article I read is about the discovery of an ancient species of shark. They discovered this type of shark when they found and studied five different types of tooth samples from California, North Carolina, Japan, and Peru. These … Continue reading

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