Monthly Archives: January 2018

https://www.sciencenewsforstudents.org/article/doctors-repair-skin-boy-dying-butterfly-disease A young 7-year old boy was dying from “butterfly disease.” The child has a rare disease. Kids with this disease are called “butterfly children.”  Why?? Their skin is just like an insect’s wing. Even mild friction and bumps can … Continue reading

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Tasmanian Tiger Genome May Be First Step Toward De-Extinction

The article, https://news.nationalgeographic.com/2017/12/thylacine-genome-extinct-tasmanian-tiger-cloning-science/ explains that a Tasmanian Tiger baby 108 years ago gave scientists enough genetic material to create a blueprint for an extinct animal. These blueprints are helping scientists learn about them. The Tasmanian tiger [thylacine] is a marsupial … Continue reading

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Raw Cookie Dough Can Make You Really Sick

https://www.sciencenewsforstudents.org/article/raw-cookie-doughs-flour-could-make-you-really-sick Most people think that the raw eggs in the cookie dough can make you sick. They recently found that uncooked flour could be to blame. The reason that it is dangerous is that E.coli was found in two outbreaks … Continue reading

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Climate Change Likely Supercharged Hurricane Harvey

https://news.nationalgeographic.com/2017/12/climate-change-study-hurricane-harvey-flood/ Hurricane Harvey, which took place in 2017, poured four feet of rain in Houston, Texas. Hurricanes such as Harvey are very rare, but they will usually contain warm water more by human activities, which may have supercharged the hurricane’s … Continue reading

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Researchers Warn Of a Spreading Fungus Deadly to Snakes

Researchers Warn Of a Spreading Fungus Deadly to Snakes In 2006, an isolated winter den of rattlesnakes in New Hampshire had suffered a decrease of population. In Massachusetts and Illinois, similar cases had been happening. This was one of the … Continue reading

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2018’s First Supermoon and Other Moons That Are Super in Their Own Ways

CLICK FOR LINK Let me tell you about the different types of moons and what the mean. The following are discussed: harvest moon, strawberry moon (yes it is real), blue and black moons, the blood moon, and the “supermoon”. One … Continue reading

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Humongous Land Crab Dines On Remote-Island Seabirds

https://www.sciencenewsforstudents.org/article/humongous-land-crab-dines-remote-island-seabirds   This article is about a biologist, named Mark Laidre, catching a savage attack on camera. This took place in the Indian Ocean around March of 2016. He had caught footage of a coconut crab killing a seabird. Laidre … Continue reading

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Boiled Egg Blow-Up

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/06/science/egg-microwave.html?action=click&contentCollection=science&region=rank&module=package&version=highlights&contentPlacement=8&pgtype=sectionfront         Have you ever wondered what happens when you put a boiled egg in the microwave? You do not want to know. Once a man put a hard boiled egg in the microwave for one minute and carefully took … Continue reading

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The Earth is Humming

https://www.popsci.com/earth-mysterious-hum-unexplained-sounds It is never quiet. Earth is always humming. Though the sound it makes is too low for humans to hear, scientist still know it is there. The Earth’s vibration clocks between 2.9 and 4.5 millihertz. That’s 10,000 times lower … Continue reading

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New Fish Species Lives 5 Miles Underwater

New Fish Species Lives 5 Miles Underwater Marine biologists have found a new species of fish that can live deeper in the ocean than any other fish. It is a snailfish called the Pseudoliparis swirei, and one was discovered in … Continue reading

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