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How’s the Air in London? ‘We Should Be Worried’

Air pollution is a problem that we have all heard about from scientists. In this article, the reporter travelled to London, UK, and when he landed there he immediately noticed the smell of diesel gas and a dusty haze over … Continue reading

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G&F proposes increase to 58 wolves in 2018 hunt In Wyoming, The Wyoming Game and Fish Department (WGFD) declared an increase in the wolves allowed to be hunted on April, 23, allowing the number of wolves able to be hunted … Continue reading

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Thousands of Black Holes May Lurk at the Galaxy’s Center

https://news.nationalgeographic.com/2018/04/black-hole-stellar-binary-stars-milky-way-galaxy/ A bunch of black holes has been found clustered around the center of our galaxy, the Milky Way. For years, scientists have known that an enormous black hole called Sagittarius A*, sits in the middle of our galaxy. This … Continue reading

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Australia Pledges Millions of Dollars in Bid to Rescue Great Barrier Reef

In Sydney, Australia, the Australian government said they would pay hundreds of millions of dollars to save the Great Barrier Reef. Environment Minister, Josh Frydenberg, said he would pay 500 million in Australian dollars, which equals 379 million in American … Continue reading

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The Erupting Hawaiian Volcano

https://news.nationalgeographic.com/2018/05/hawaii-kilaueau-volcano-eruption-science-spd/ Thousands and thousands of people were rushed to evacuate the big island of Hawaii due to the Kilauea Volcano that has been erupting. The eruption started on Thursday and by early Friday, the lava was shooting 100 feet into … Continue reading

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Within Decades, Floods May Render Many Islands Uninhabitable

https://news.nationalgeographic.com/2018/04/marshall-islands-climate-change-floods-waves-environment-science-spd/ Antarctica is melting at a dangerous pace and scientists are paying close attention. Antarctica holds almost all the ice on the planet. The glaciers are melting into rivers, spilling off the ice sheets bringing ice into the ocean. The … Continue reading

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Sea Turtles Use Magnetic Fields to Find Their Birthplace Beach

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/13/science/sea-turtles-magnetic-field.html?rref=collection%2Fcolumn%2Ftrilobites The article is about how adult sea turtles find the beach where they were born. The main point was after years of swimming in a giant loop, the turtles finally arrive back where they were born by using magnetic … Continue reading

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How 1.7 Billion Stars Were Mapped With Dazzling 3-D Precision This article is about how the ESA (European Space Agency) used a machine to map approximately 1.7 billion stars throughout the solar system. The way they found these stars was … Continue reading

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Disney’s haptic VR jacket lets you feel snowball impacts and snakes slithering

LINK The future of VR goes beyond sight and sound. To take virtual reality (VR) to the next level, Disney (wait, Disney really?!) made a haptic (relating to the sense of touch, in particular relating to the perception and manipulation of … Continue reading

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New York Mice Are Crawling With Dangerous Bacteria and Viruses

This article is about how nine  different mice species carrying diseases have been found in New York City. These species of mice have been found in apartment buildings in New York City. Researchers have collected feces from over 400 mice … Continue reading

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