Monthly Archives: October 2017

This Fairytale Mushroom Is Very Deadly

This Fairytale Mushroom Is Very Deadly This mushroom is very special because it looks exactly like the mushrooms described in fairytales. It is bright red with a white stem and little white dots on the top of it. Although it … Continue reading

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Video games level up life skills

This article I picked is called, “Video games level up life skills.” I found my article online at the web address: www.sciencenewsforstudents.org/article/video-games-level-life-skills. The article is about how video games help children in school with grades, socialization, and knowing when to ask … Continue reading

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LIGO Detects Fierce Collision of Neutron Stars for the First Time

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/16/science/ligo-neutron-stars-collision.html?rref=colle On August 17, 2017, a peculiar thing happened, two dead neutron stars collided and made a massive explosion.One hundred thirty million light years away it happened shooting colors across the universe. Explosions like this produced many precious metals like … Continue reading

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A New Material

Researchers created a new material that is strong and flexible, and it can go back to the same shape that it was before it got stretched. A lot of scientists tried to make this material by mixing two polymers, a … Continue reading

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Great Tits May Be Evolving Bigger Beaks. Here’s Why

https://news.nationalgeographic.com/2017/10/great-tits-birds-feeders-evolution-beaks/ An evolutionary biologist named Lewis Spurgin at a university in the UK , along with some other scientists, have been studying birds called great tits. These birds may be evolving bigger beaks because they have been eating from bird … Continue reading

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Raccoons Pass Famous Intelligence Test – By Upbending it

https://news.nationalgeographic.com/2017/10/animals-intelligence-raccoons-birds-aesops/ Most people think raccoons are little creatures who take garbage but there is much more to raccoons then you think. Scientists’ have done an Aesop’s Fable test on these masked creatures, the one when the thirsty cow tries to … Continue reading

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Anthrax is Killing Hippos in Namibia

Did Anthrax Kill More Than 100 Hippos in Namibia? – Live Science At least 100 hippos have died in a national park in Namibia. In a national park called Bwabwata, the first dead hippo was discovered on October 2nd; it … Continue reading

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LIGO Detects Fierce Collision of Neutron Stars for the First Time

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/16/science/ligo-neutron-stars-collision.html?rref=collection%2Fsectioncollection%2Fscience&action=click&contentCollection=science&region=rank&module=package&version=highlights&contentPlacement=1&pgtype=sectionfronthttps://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/16/science/ligo-neutron-stars-collision.html?rref=collection%2Fsectioncollection%2Fscience&action=click&contentCollection=science&region=rank&module=package&version=highlights&contentPlacement=1&pgtype=sectionfront Crazy things are happening in our universe these days. Want to hear about one of them? On Monday, October 15th, two dead stars collided! Explosions that are like this, which by the way are really, really rare, created heavier … Continue reading

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Slow and Steady, a Tortoise is Winning It’s Race With Extinction

Slow and Steady, a Tortoise is Winning It’s Race With Extinction Burmese star tortoises are making a comeback from a total wipeout. They were wanted as pets in Europe, Asia, and the U.S, and this almost led to mass extinction. … Continue reading

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Whales in NYC

 Science Friday Article Baitfish are attracting whales to the  New York Bight. Some scientists believe the return of the whales is a comeback for wildlife. Environmental laws like The Clean Water Act, have helped make a better environment for underwater … Continue reading

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