Monthly Archives: October 2020

2020 Physics Nobel goes for Delving into Black Holes

https://www.sciencenewsforstudents.org/article/physics-nobel-prize-2020-black-hole-roger-penrose-reinhard-genzel-andrea-ghez This year’s Nobel Prize was awarded to three scientists who studied black holes throughout their lives: Roger Penrose, Reinhard Genzel, and Andrea Ghez. Penrose works at Oxford University in England, Genzel is from Germany’s Max Planck Institute, and Ghez … Continue reading

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2 large pieces of space junk nearly collided in ‘high risk’ situation

https://www.nationalgeographic.com/science/2020/10/two-large-pieces-of-space-junk-have-a-high-risk-of-colliding/  A scientist at LeoLabs found out that there are two pieces of space junk that might collide. If this happens,  there’s a chance it will jeopardize almost all spacecraft in that area. According to his calculations,  there is more … Continue reading

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Whales get a second life as deep-sea buffets

https://www.sciencenewsforstudents.org/article/whales-get-a-second-life-as-deep-sea-buffets This article is about whales and what happens to them after they die in the sea. The main point is when an animal in the sea like a whale dies, many other animals will come in and eat them. … Continue reading

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How Elite athletes learn to live with the fear of failure

https://www.popsci.com/story/science/how-athletes-tackle-their-fears/ Michelle Cleere is a psychologist. She helps people who are really into sports, and she helps them to face mental challenges in both sports and life. She tries to emphasize with her clients, mostly between 11 and 15, that … Continue reading

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Life On Venus: Is It Possible?

Life On Venus: Is It Possible? Youngzine Scientists think phosphine can only be produced by life. Scientists have looked and found signs that could signal phosphines’s presence on Venus. Therefore we may find life. We think maybe living organisms are … Continue reading

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Why do brains need sleep? These ‘twinkling’ star-shaped cells may help us find out

Hyperlink: https://www.popsci.com/story/science/astrocytes-sleep/ Why do we need sleep? That is a question scientists have been asking for a long time. Well, using a new two-photon microscope, scientists have found something in a recent study that could help us have a better … Continue reading

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How Venus flytraps store short-term ‘memories’ of prey

How Venus flytraps store short-term ‘memories’ of prey This article is about how Venus flytraps, if you tap their sensitive hairs once, they will remember you did it but not do anything. But if you do it again in 30 … Continue reading

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Changing climates can take cooling tips from warm regions

Link to the article: https://www.sciencenewsforstudents.org/article/changing-climates-can-take-cooling-tips-from-warm-regions The topic of this article is how countries in cooler climates can learn tips from countries in warmer climates on how to cool down their homes. This is a good practice so we don’t put … Continue reading

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Two large pieces of space junk are close to colliding

https://www.nationalgeographic.com/science/2020/10/two-large-pieces-of-space-junk-have-a-high-risk-of-colliding/ Did you know that there are two huge pieces of space junk that are close to crashing together in the air? Each one is about the weight of a compact car! The combined weight of the two objects is … Continue reading

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Could  an ancient Mega Shark Still lurk in the deep seas?

https://www.popsci.com/story/science/megalodon-alive-myth/ The article I read is, “Could  an ancient Mega Shark Still lurk in the deep seas?” by Riley Black. The story is about a megalodon. Megalodons are extremely big sharks who are believed to be extinct. Scientists believe that … Continue reading

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