Monthly Archives: October 2017

Dogs Recognize Themselves in Test Based on Smell, Not Sight

                       https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/22/science/dogs-smell-recognition.htm A doctor tested dogs to see if they can recognize themselves, just like monkeys do, in a mirror. Some scientists have tried it on different animals, like dolphins … Continue reading

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Whales Are of in Danger of Dying Because of Sea Warming

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/02/science/humpbacks-right-whales.html?rref=collection%2Fsectioncollection%2Fscience&action=click&contentCollection=science&region=rank&module=package&version=highlights&contentPlacement=9&pgtype=sectionfront   Every day, researchers look out at the sea trying to find whales because they are going extinct. The whales are getting injured when boats hit them, sharks bite them, and when fishing gear scratches them. These whales include … Continue reading

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Turtle Nests are Wiped out by Hurricane Irma

Many of Florida’s Sea Turtle Nests Were Destroyed by Hurricane Irma, The New York Times, 10.6.2017 https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/06/science/hurricane-florida-sea-turtle-nests-irma.html?rref=collection%2Fsectioncollection%2Fscience&action=click&contentCollection=science&region=rank&module=package&version=highlights&contentPlacement=5&pgtype=sectionfront In Florida, Hurricane Irma has sadly wiped out a lot of turtle nests. This year, scientists discovered that half of the nests made … Continue reading

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California Winds: Why Have They Been So Destructive?

The article I am writing is about the California wildfires from the The New York Times. The strong winds in California have been very destructive. The winds have been causing wildfires to spread , burning down homes and killing people. … Continue reading

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Horses Can Make Faces Too!

http://www.nationalgeographic.com/magazine/2017/10/explore-animals-horse-facial-expressions/ Horses are good at making faces just like us. Horses can make 17 face expressions. We have 10 more facial expressions than horses. Students found this out by dissecting a horse. The muscles on the face were studied. They … Continue reading

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Slow and Steady, a Tortoise is Winning Its Race With Extinction

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/04/science/burmese-star-tortoise-myanmar.html?rref=collection%2Fcolumn%2Ftrilobites The Burmese Star Tortoise was almost going to be extinct. In the 2000s, the animals of Myanmar’s deserts have decreased to very low amounts in the wild that ecologists (people who study organisms and their surroundings) have proclaimed that … Continue reading

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Great White Shark

Great White Shark   Many people on Earth fear the great white shark more than any other sea Creature. A great white shark is also one of the most independent animals in the world, as soon as they are born they … Continue reading

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A Stick Insect. A Tree Lobster. Whatever You Call It, It’s Not Extinct

A Stick Insect. A Tree Lobster. Whatever You Call It, It’s Not Extinct. The tree lobster, one of the rarest insects on Earth, may not be extinct. In 1918, rats escaping from a steamship came ashore. The tree lobsters became … Continue reading

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After the Tsunami, Japan’s Sea Creatures Crossed an Ocean

This article is about how, after the Tsunami of 2011, hundreds of species of marine life from Japan moved over to the west coast of North America. The way these animals got across the Pacific Ocean was that they floated … Continue reading

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NASA’s Mars Odyssey Orbiter Spots Possible Water Ice near Martian Equator

The article, “NASA’s Mars Odyssey Orbiter Spots Possible Water Ice near Martian Equator,” was about NASA trying to find if  water ice is underground on Mars. The team and Dr. Wilson, they investigated archival data collected from 2002 to 2009. … Continue reading

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