Monthly Archives: April 2017

New Tech Harvests Drinking Water From (Relatively) Dry Air Using Only Sunlight

https://www.sciencenews.org/article/new-tech-harvests-drinking-water-relatively-dry-air-using-only-sunlight An invention that will blow your mind… Have you ever wondered what would happen if we ran out of water? If you have ever thought about that, then don’t worry because there is a new device that can generate … Continue reading

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Move over, Pluto, DeeDee is the new (potential) dwarf planet in town

Click for source Meet DeeDee, a new dwarf planet with a diameter of about 635 kilometers and a temperature of negative 405 degrees Fahrenheit, even icier than Pluto. DeeDee was first sighted in 2014, at the Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory … Continue reading

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In Ancient Guano, a Record of Penguin Disaster

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/11/science/penguins-volcano-antarctica.html?rref=collection%2Fcolumn%2Ftrilobites Penguin “Guano” Leads to Stinky Findings Steven J. Roberts and other scientists studied penguin “guano” to find out the cause for the gentoo penguins’ change in population on Ardley Island, Antarctica. These scientists hoped to find out about changes in climate … Continue reading

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Wild elephants sleep for only two hours at night

https://www.sciencenewsforstudents.org/article/wild-elephants-sleep-only-two-hours-night This article is about how little sleep elephants need in the wild. In the wild elephants sleep for 2 hours on an average day. Scientists observed elephants in captivity, and as it turns out elephants sleep for 3 to … Continue reading

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A New Earth

Source:Timeshttp://www.latimes.com/science/sciencenow/la-sci-sn-gliese-super-earth-atmosphere-20170407-story.html Gleise 1132b, a new super-earth, may be habitable for aliens because it has a watery atmosphere, just 39 light-years away! “It’s a great proof of concept that we can observe atmospheres on these small planets even from the ground,”said … Continue reading

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First U.S. Bumblebee Officially Listed as Endangered

Click Here for Article Online (The “Rusty Patched Bumblebee, the first officially listed as endangered bumblebee species in the U.S.) For the first time in the history of the world, a bumblebee in the United States of America has been … Continue reading

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Dragon’s Blood: A Potential Antibiotic

Dragon’s Blood: A Potential Antibiotic Scientists got Komodo dragon blood and they saw it is very powerful and could kill germs. They made a poison, something like the blood, and used it on mice. And the scientists gave the rats … Continue reading

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Early birds eat better

Early birds eat better This article is about how people who are more energetic in the morning eat healthier. People who come alive in the afternoon make more unhealthy food choices. You might think you are or aren’t someone who … Continue reading

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A Mysterious Flash From a Faraway Galaxy

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/31/science/x-ray-burst-outer-space.html “It was a spark in the night. A flash of X-rays from a galaxy hovering nearly invisibly on the edge of infinity.” The astronomers had no clue what had happened on October 1, 2014. “The orbiting Chandra X-Ray Observatory was … Continue reading

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Why the next flu medicine could come from frog mucus

http://www.latimes.com/science/sciencenow/la-sci-sn-frog-mucus-flu-20170418-story.html Every year, about half a million people around the world are killed by the influenza virus. Scientists have been trying to find a vaccine to stop influenza (the flu) for a long time. Recently, scientists at Emory University made … Continue reading

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