Monthly Archives: May 2017

Flu fighter found in frog slime

https://www.sciencenewsforstudents.org/article/flu-fighter-found-frog-slime I know what you’re thinking, “Ewwww frog slime,” but it is true. Proteins found in amphibian mucus have proven effective against HIV (short for Human Immunodeficiency Virus), a potentially deadly virus that attacks cells in the body’s immune system, … Continue reading

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Meet the Teddy Bears That Live in Trees

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2017/04/trees-arbor-day-kangaroos-frogs/ Scientists are observing an endangered species of kangaroos that strangely look exactly like teddy bears! My article is called, “Meet the Teddy Bears That Live in Trees,” which I found on National Geographic. It is about, as I said … Continue reading

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New Threat to Wolves at Yellowstone National Park

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/01/science/wolves-hunting-yellowstone-national-park.html?_r=0 There are currently ten packs of wolves in Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming. Even though wolves have been considered endangered for many years, they have come back to Yellowstone and in states close to Wyoming. Many wolves have also been … Continue reading

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Trillions of Plastic Bits, Swept Up by Current, Are Littering Arctic Waters

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/19/climate/arctic-plastics-pollution.html?rref=collection%2Fsectioncollection%2Fearth&action=click&contentCollection=earth&region=rank&module=package&version=highlights&contentPlacement=1&pgtype=sectionfront The world has got a problem. Trillions of plastic bottles, bags, toys, nets, and other everyday plastic things are being swept up into the cold Arctic waters. These plastic bits are usually traveling in tiny particles. How do we … Continue reading

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April the Giraffe, an Internet Star, Gives Birth. Finally.

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/15/us/april-the-giraffe-birth-livestream.html April the giraffe FINALLY gave birth to her baby boy after waiting 15-16 months! The Animal Adventure Park in Harpursville, NY, has been watching her step by step. They first realized that she was giving birth when they saw … Continue reading

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Small But Mighty

  More than 12 thousand species of ants are gallant and dauntless in combat. Megaponera analis, an African ant species, hunt in small crowds for termites. Usually, one ant goes out to find a termite nest, and then calls more … Continue reading

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A Few Animals You May of Never Heard Of

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2017/04/trees-arbor-day-kangaroos-frogs/ The Tree Huon kangaroo lives in the forest and, because of its color, can camouflage. It has strong claws which helps it grip the trees of its natural habitats of Australia and New Guinea. Binturongs, mammals that live in … Continue reading

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Why Two Volcanoes in Hawaii Are So Close, but So Different

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/03/science/hawaii-volcanoes-mauna-kea-mauna-loa.html?rref=collection%2Fcolumn%2Ftrilobites&_r=0 Mauna Loa is one of the most active and largest volcanoes in the world. It covers half of the island of Hawaii. If you go 35 miles northeast, you will get to Mauna Kea; native Hawaiians call it Mauna … Continue reading

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Active teens build strong bones for life

https://www.sciencenewsforstudents.org/article/active-teens-build-strong-bones-life We all know when we grow up to we want to be healthy. So if you are ten to sixteen, this article will help you. This age range is a critical time to develop strong bones for teens, and … Continue reading

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Rethinking The Dinosaur Family Tree

More on Dinosaurs here! Scientists are rethinking the family tree of dinosaurs after looking at over 400 new dinosaur body articles traits. Each dinosaur tree has two main branches: one leads to the “bird-hipped” ornithischians. This group includes the duckbills, … Continue reading

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