Monthly Archives: May 2019

New ways to clean up polluted sources of drinking water

https://www.sciencenewsforstudents.org/article/new-ways-clean-polluted-sources-drinking-water Polluted water is a very big problem in our country. For example, in 2014, people in Flint, Michigan, had lead in their water. Scientists are now trying to come up with ways to clean water. Scientist David Reckhow and … Continue reading

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A Sperm whale was found Dead with TONS of plastic in its stomach

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/02/world/europe/plastic-whale-dead-italy.html A young female sperm whale was found dead in Porto Cervo, Italy, with 48 pounds of plastic in its stomach. The plastic inside the whale’s stomach includes disposable dishes, a corrugated tube, plastic shopping bags, and a detergent package … Continue reading

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New device translates brain activity into speech. Here’s how.

Brain Activity To Speech? It’s Possible! Below: The stamp sized machine. Have you lost your ability to speak? This new device detects electrical activity and uses it to synthesize dialogue.Five participants who had lost the ability to speak read hundreds … Continue reading

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U.S. Measles Outbreaks Are Driven By A Global Surge In The Virus

Link:https://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2019/04/30/717473521/u-s-measles-outbreak-is-linked-to-global-surge-in-the-virus There is a big new problem happening with the number of people infected with scary sickness, the measles.  In 1960, the measles vaccine, was created and at that time, there were 3-4 million cases a year. But with the … Continue reading

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Flash Floods In The Himalayas

Flash Floods In The Himalayas In the Himalayas, flash floods made from melting glaciers threaten the heavily populated area. The melting glaciers create glacial lakes, which if their banks burst, would send a flash flood down to the lower part … Continue reading

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Oceans’ fever means fewer fish

https://www.sciencenewsforstudents.org/article/oceans-climate-change-means-fewer-fish Since 1930, some regions have seen a 35 percent drop in individual species that can be caught without harming fisheries. Do you like eating fish? Well, fish numbers are decreasing due to climate change. Overfishing is making things even … Continue reading

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Washington Nurse Likely Infected At Least a Dozen People with Hepatitis

https://www.livescience.com/65341-nurse-infected-dozen-with-hepatitis-c.html A nurse in Washington probably infected at least 12 different people with Hepatitis C. She had most likely infected them by an injectable drug. Health officials were investigating the outbreak last year where two people got hepatitis C. The … Continue reading

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Far Galaxies Filled with Dark Matter

https://www.sciencenewsforstudents.org/article/distant-galaxy-seems-filled-dark-matter Scientists have a theory that most of the universe is filled with dark matter, and to make this theory more possible, they found a new galaxy that is filled with dark matter. The name of this newly discovered galaxy … Continue reading

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Green sea turtles were endangered before but now they are coming back again.

https://www.sciencealert.com/sea-turtle-numbers-are-rising-and-it-s-thanks-to-conservation For sea turtles that are living in the part of American Pacific island territories and Hawaii, numbers are going up. Between 2005 and 2015, some scuba diving researchers found even more than 3,400 sea turtles. A whole bunch of … Continue reading

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‘That Can’t Be Real!’ Deep-Sea Explorers Find Trippy, Rainbow-Colored Wonderland

https://www.livescience.com/65173-bizarre-hydrothermal-vent-discovered.html I found this article, written by Stephanie Pappas on April 8, 2019, to be very interesting. It was interesting because the article talks about how scientists discovered hydrothermal vents in the deep Gulf of California that shoot out boiling … Continue reading

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