Monthly Archives: April 2019

Darkness Visible, Finally: Astronomers Capture First Ever Image of a Black Hole

NY Times What do you think is the most important aspect of space? Stars? Planets? Meteorites? Up until a few days ago, black holes were known to theoretically exist, yet nobody had actually seen one. But all that changed when … Continue reading

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Desert kangaroo rats ninja-kick attacking rattlesnakes

https://www.sciencenewsforstudents.org/article/watch-desert-kangaroo-rat-ninja-kick-attacking-rattlesnake Earlier this year, Rulon Clark and his crew of behavioral ecologists discovered that desert kangaroo rats are kicking rattlesnakes away before the snakes can poison them. Grace Freymiller, a behavioral ecologist, said that it was a surprise to her … Continue reading

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Newfound tiny planet may be a glimpse of Earth’s ultimate fate!

https://www.nationalgeographic.com/science/2019/04/planet-found-orbiting-white-dwarf-may-be-a-glimpse-of-earths-fate/ In 1995, a cosmic question was answered from a ground based telescope. Astronomers found a faint signal hundreds of light years away. The telescope found an exoplanet orbiting a star in our galaxy. Exoplanets are worlds that exist outside … Continue reading

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Scientists Say: Wetland

  https://www.sciencenewsforstudents.org/blog/scientists-say/scientists-say-wetland A wetland is an area that is soaked in water or flooded. Wetlands are important because they help the environment by cleaning out toxins and waste. Wetlands can have clean water or they can be a swamp. Sometimes … Continue reading

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Snap! Scientists take first-ever photo of a black hole

https://www.npr.org/2019/04/10/711723383/watch-earth-gets-its-first-look-at-a-black-hole Have you ever wondered what a black hole looks like? A group of scientists wanted to know, and so they teamed up on the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) project — but it took them more than 10 years to … Continue reading

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WHAT ARE BLACK HOLES?

https://www.sciencenewsforstudents.org/article/explainer-what-are-black-holes A black hole isn’t truly a hole, it’s quite the opposite! It has a lot of great girth and it also has a whole lot of gravity! Gravity is supposed to pull things in, so they pull in tons … Continue reading

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Have We Found Bigfoot? Not Yeti.

https://www.sciencenewsforstudents.org/blog/technically-fiction/have-we-found-bigfoot-not-yeti-sasquatch This article is about what scientists are doing to see if bigfoot and creatures like him are really out there. Carlot Livquis (a doubter) was approached by a film company to do tests on “yeti” samples. She accepted but … Continue reading

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Why Sleeping in on the Weekends Won’t Work

https://www.sciencenewsforstudents.org/article/sleeping-in-weekends-not-effective-recovery-health Young adults cannot use the weekend to catch up on lost weekday sleep. Scientists discovered that losing weekday sleep would lead to late-night eating, weight gain, and lower sensitivity to insulin (the hormone that control blood sugar). You cannot … Continue reading

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Waking From Hibernation, the Hard Work of Spring Begins

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/24/science/hibernation-spring-bears-bees-bats-arctic-squirrels.html When young bears and mothers wake up in the springtime, it is not easy. The bears are in torpor and are often sleep deprived, which basically means they didn’t get enough sleep because their bodies were still working while … Continue reading

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A whale was found dead with 48 pounds of plastic in its stomach

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/02/world/europe/plastic-whale-dead-italy.html At least 48 pounds of plastic were found in a whale’s stomach. The whale was 26 feet long. There were all kinds of plastic, such as disposable dishes, a corrugated tube, shopping bags, and detergent packages with the barcode … Continue reading

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