Monthly Archives: December 2017

Rock From Another Star System is Unlike Anything Seen Before

https://news.nationalgeographic.com/2017/11/oumuamua-interstellar-asteroid-solar-system-space-science/ Something strange glided past Earth last month. Astronomers did some quick work and got their first good look at a visitor from interstellar space. This strange thing now is named, “Oumuamua” which is Hawaiian for afar arriving first. This … Continue reading

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Partners for Life: Shy Elk And Bold Bird

Recently, scientists have noticed an odd bond between some elk and some magpies.  The elk needs grooming, and the magpie needs its dinner. They took a closer look at this pair and saw that not every elk reacts the same … Continue reading

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Bridges Are Not As Safe As We Hoped

Bridges Are Not As Safe As We Hoped Bridges can be safe, but some aren’t. The Squibb Park Bridge is one of those unsafe bridges. It tends to wobble when there are more than approximately 165 people on the bridge. … Continue reading

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Knowing what you don’t know can help your grades improve

The article I picked is called, “Knowing what you don’t know can help your grades improve.” I found the article online at the web address: www.sciencenewsforstudents.org/blog/eureka-lab/knowing-what-you-dont-know-can-help-your-grades-improve This article is about how if you show students exactly what they don’t know, … Continue reading

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Dream Chaser

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/13/science/dream-chaser-test-flight.html?rref=collection%2Fsectioncollection%2Fscience&action=click&contentCollection=science&region=rank&module=package&version=highlights&contentPlacement=9&pgtype=sectionfront The Dream Chaser is one of the most amazing airplanes. No one can fit inside it. It flies to international space stations. It orbited around Earth. A helicopter lifted it 2.3 miles off the ground. It can go 330 … Continue reading

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The Cool Beginnings of a Volcano’s Supereruption

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/06/science/the-cool-beginnings-of-a-volcanos-supereruption.html The beginning of a supereruption under the earth doesn’t always start flaming hot. Actually, the temperature of the lava is low enough to be solid. A new analysis of volcanic activity from an ancient California supereruption shows that before … Continue reading

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An Interstellar Visitor Both Familiar and Alien

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/22/science/oumuamua-space-asteroid.html?rref=collection%2Fsectioncollection%2Fscience&action=click&contentCollection=science&region=rank&module=package&version=highlights&contentPlacement=9&pgtype=sectionfront The Pan-STARRS 1 Observatory in Hawaii discovered the Oumuamua asteroid. Oumuamua, an asteroid, has caught the interest of astronomers. It was discovered on a base in Hawaii, on October 19, zooming through the solar system. It was going over … Continue reading

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What Did You Say?

https://www.sciencenewsforstudents.org/article/pumpkin-toadlets-cant-hear-themselves-talk Recent studies show that the Brachycephalus ephippium, or pumpkin toadlet, cannot  hear its own voice. They live in the mountains of Brazil. It is so small that it could fit on your fingertip. Both males and females can’t hear … Continue reading

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How Chimpanzees Communicate

  https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/15/science/chimpanzees-communication-language.html The article that I read is about an experiment that was done by scientists in Uganda that looks at the way chimpanzees communicate with each other. The scientists studied the different ways chimpanzees communicate when there is danger … Continue reading

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Why vaping can stiffen your heart and your blood vessels

https://www.sciencenewsforstudents.org/article/vaping-may-stiffen-heart-and-blood-vessels People from all around the world have gotten very sick from vaping, but electronic cigarettes have only been around for 15 years, so there hasn’t been any time to demonstrate any long – term risks. Scientists have been testing … Continue reading

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