Monthly Archives: November 2016

When seabirds smell plastic in the ocean, they think it’s time to eat

http://www.latimes.com/science/sciencenow/la-sci-sn-seabirds-plastic-20161111-story.html There are currently more than five trillion pieces of plastic littering our oceans. This plastic weighs more than 250,000 tons and is very dangerous to sea life and especially to seabirds. We used to think the birds ate the … Continue reading

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Are There Ballots in Space?

http://www.cnn.com/2016/11/07/politics/nasa-astronaut-space-vote-election-2016/index.html Way out in space, Shane Kimbrough voted in Tuesday’s presidential election. He is currently living in a space station with others on board. For astronauts who will be in space on Election Day,  the voting process starts a year … Continue reading

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How computers get out the vote

www.sciencenewsforstudents.org/article/how-computers-get-out-vote My article is about how computers get the votes out in polls. It explains all the importance in getting the votes. It is from Science News. The main points in this article are the computers get and read the … Continue reading

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LASER-EYED DEVICE COULD SPEED UP NASA’S SEARCH FOR LIFE ON MARS

Source Here A device originally used to detect toxins, pathogens, and other biohazards one day could come in handy for a rover to look for life on Mars. This device, called a Bio-Indicator Lidar Instrument otherwise known as BILI, uses … Continue reading

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Earworms Are Going Bad!

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/04/science/earworms-lady-gaga-bad-romance.html?rref=collection%2Fsectioncollection%2Fscience&action=click&contentCollection=science&region=stream&module=stream_unit&version=search&contentPlacement=3&pgtype=sectionfront If you are listening, be very cautious of this message. Earworms are very contagious when it comes to music; it is basically songs you can’t stop listening to. Lady Gaga’s song, “Bad Romance,” is a terrible earworm to the … Continue reading

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A Scaredy-Cat’s Investigation Into Why People Enjoy Fear

http://nyti.ms/2dU9nMs This article is about why some people are drawn to scary things and why some people are not. One psychologist, Dr. Frank Farley, says that each person’s response to fear is different because it is a mix of your … Continue reading

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Catching “Dory” fish can poison entire coral reef ecosystem

https://www.sciencenewsforstudents.org/article/catching-dory-fish-can-poison-entire-coral-reef-ecosystems In 2003, many kids fell in love with Disney’s Finding Nemo. In 2016, people got interested in the sequel, Finding Dory.  But if Nemo spelled backwards is Omen, Dory spelled backwards could be “doom.” Using a poison called cyanide, … Continue reading

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Tiny Songbird is a Mega Flier

https://www.sciencenewsforstudents.org/article/news-brief-tiny-songbird-mega-flier The blackpoll warbler is a very small bird. Every fall, it flies south from Canada or New England. It doesn’t stop until it lands three days later, on the northern coast of South America, a new study shows. That’s … Continue reading

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Elon Musk Says SpaceX Rocket Launches Might Resume Next Month

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/05/science/elon-musk-spacex-rocket-launches.html?rref=collection%2Fsectioncollection%2Fscience&action=click&contentCollection=science&region=rank&module=package&version=highlights&contentPlacement=1&pgtype=sectionfront Engineers are investigating an explosion on one of SpaceX’s rockets in September. They have figured out what it was that went wrong and lanches could resume in December because they now know what was wrong and know how to … Continue reading

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Where’s the love for the donkeys?

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/01/science/donkeys.html?rref=collection%2Fsectioncollection%2Fscience&action=click&contentCollection=science&region=rank&module=package&version=highlights&contentPlacement=1&pgtype=sectionfront Where is the love for donkeys? Donkeys are so cute but don’t aggravate them. They are brave and will fight. Donkeys have been used as guard animals. They have been used to protect farm animals. They are also very protective … Continue reading

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