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Eating Troubles

We all have to eat, but choosing the right foods can be hard. Many people also have trouble controlling how much they eat. Instead of eating reasonable portions of fruit, vegetables, whole grains, and other healthy foods, lots of people eat too many cook Read More



Robots on the Road, Again

Any type of vehicle could enter the contest, but there was one big twist. Drivers were not allowed. Neither were passengers nor remote controls. Vehicles had to drive themselves over rugged terrain and around obstacles, with no help from people. Read More

Gravity Tractor as Asteroid Mover

Movie producers love the idea, partly because it's so scary and partly because it could actually happen. The setup is this: An asteroid is screaming toward Earth. A collision is inevitable. Read More

Walktopus

Crissy Huffard spends so much time studying octopuses that they've been known to take over her life. "There were times when I'd close my eyes and see octopuses because I'd been watching them so many hours a day," Huffard says. She's a graduate student at Read More

Math and our number sense: PassGSAT.com

Not all math skills are learned in the classroom. Some of them come naturally. Consider the split-second calculations you make when you estimate the number of empty seats on the school bus or gauge the number of cookies in a cookie jar. Read More

Bandages that could bite back

The human body has a natural block to keep out bacteria that would cause infections: skin. But when the skin gets burned, it’s not only painful, it’s bad for the body. Burned skin cannot keep the bacteria out, so infections are common. That’s why doctors Read More

Fungus Hunt

There are lots of ways to enjoy mushrooms. You can put portabellas on pizzas. You can sauté shitakes with butter and garlic. You can hunt for morels in the woods. Or you can study porcinis under a microscope. Scientists do all of these things. Read More

Firefly Delight

Summer is a magical time. I love the vivid flowers, the brilliant sunsets, and, perhaps most amazing of all, the bright flashes of fireflies dancing in the night. In my fascination with fireflies, I'm not alone. Read More

A Very Distant Planet Says "Cheese"

Distant planets tend to be pretty camera-shy. Astronomers have found evidence of more than 125 planets around other stars in the universe, but no one has ever seen one directly. Read More

Downsized Dinosaurs

Scientists have discovered a new species of dinosaur that grew to a length of about 20 feet and weighed a ton or so. Sounds big, right? In fact, these dinos were pretty puny in the grand scheme of things. Read More

Hubble trouble doubled

If you’re already concerned about the ailing Hubble Space Telescope, the drama continues. On September 27, technical difficulties shut down the telescope, and it stopped sending information to Earth. On October 15, NASA engineers were able to reboot the Read More

Fast-flying fungal spores

Life's not easy for fungi that live on piles of animal waste, or dung. For starters, well, they're living in dung. And to complete their life cycle, fungi release cells called spores that must be eaten by an animal so that a new generation can emerge. The Read More

Unscrambling a Gem of a Mystery

Hidden inside every shiny green emerald is a geographical mystery. Once an emerald is plucked from a mine in its home country and turned into a piece of jewelry, it can be nearly impossible to figure out where the gem came from in the first place. Now, r Read More

Seabirds Deliver Arctic Pollutants

Birds are famous for carrying things from place to place. Some, like homing pigeons, can be trained to deliver messages and packages. Other birds unknowingly carry pollen, burrs, and seeds that latch on for the ride. Read More

Kookaburras

Kookaburras are very large, terrestrial kingfishers native to Australia and New Guinea. Some were introduced into New Zealand between 1866 and 1880, but only those saved on Kawau Island by Sir George Grey survived. Read More

Results of GSAT are in schools this week By Teach It To Kids GSAT Jamaica

Education Minister Ronald Thwaites said while the average scores in the various subjects written in this year sitting of the Grade Six Achievement Test – GSAT - have improved over the last six years, the levels were not satisfactory. Read More

Hungry bug seeks hot meal

Superman may have something in common with one kind of seed-eating bug. Both use special powers to zero in on a warm target. In the bug’s case, the target is dinner. For humans, finding some Oreos or popcorn can be a challenge in a crowded supermarket. N Read More

GSAT Mathematics Quiz, Teaching Math, teaching anxiety By Stephen Ornes

Going to school means learning new skills and facts in such subjects as GSAT Language Arts, GSAT Math, GSAT Science, GSAT Social Studies, GSAT Communications. Teachers teach and students learn, and many scientists are interested in finding ways to Read More

Building a Food Pyramid

It's lunchtime, and you're hungry. You have two choices. You can eat whole-grain rice, a big heap of steamed broccoli, and a grilled, skinless chicken breast. Or you can have french fries, a cheeseburger, and a chocolate milkshake. Read More

Swimming with Sharks and Stingrays

Every day, boats full of tourists arrive at Shark Ray Alley, where tour guides feed chunks of fish guts to the animals. Read More

Little Bits of Trouble

If you've kicked around a soccer ball, you may have noticed the pattern on the ball's surface. The ball is stitched together from 12 patches with five sides (pentagons) and 20 patches with six sides (hexagons). Read More

A Pepper Part that Burns Fat

Diet fads come and go, but in the end, there’s really only one rule for losing weight: Burn more energy than you consume. In April, scientists from California reported on a chemical that might help people burn fat. Read More

Switchable Lenses Improve Vision

Some people have the impression that wearing eyeglasses can make you look smarter. Someday, your glasses themselves might actually be smarter. Read More

Butterflies

A butterfly is a flying insect of the order Lepidoptera. Many butterflies have striking colours and patterns on their wings. When touched by humans, they tend to lose some scales, that look like a fine powder. Read More

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Bringing fish back up to size

Anyone who has ever gone fishing probably knows this general rule: Keep the big ones, throw the smaller ones back. The idea behind the rule is simple — the larger fish are assumed to be older. If you ... Read More

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Swedish Rhapsody

It was a busy, busy week, jam-packed with fun, ceremony, and science. Twenty-four young people from 16 countries around the world were in Stockholm, Sweden. They were there to take part in the Stockh... Read More

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n January 2008, divers swimming off an Indonesian island saw an unusual fish. To try to identify the strange-looking swimmer, they took pictures and sent them to fish expert Ted Pietsch of the Univers... Read More

Watery Fate for Nature's Gliders

Watery Fate for Nature's Gliders

Talk about winging it. The albatross is an amazing glider. In windy weather, these ocean birds can stay airborne for hours without flapping their enormous wings. They've been known to follow ships for... Read More

No Fair: Monkey Sees, Doesn't

No Fair: Monkey Sees, Doesn't

You have to go to bed earlier than usual. Your friend gets more ice cream in her cone, even though you asked for the same size. The whole class is punished for one student's outburst. Every day, life... Read More

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Megamouth Sharks

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Primates

Primates

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Young Scientists Take Flight

Young Scientists Take Flight

Austin Minor sat hunched over a table, cutting strips of copper into rectangles and pounding curves into the edges. "I'm making thingies for the airfoil thingy to attach to the wind tunnel thingy... Read More

Bees

Bees

Bees have a long tube-like proboscis that enables them to obtain the nectar from flowers. Bees have antennae made up of thirteen segments in males and twelve in females. They have two pairs of wings, ... Read More

Pekingese

Pekingese

Pekingese or Pekinese is an ancient breed of toy dog, originating in China. They were the favoured imperial pet. Good-natured and happy, these dogs enjoy family environments, but require regular clean... Read More

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Recipe for a Hurricane

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Fleas

Fleas

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Lice

Lice

A louse egg is commonly called a nit. Lice attach their eggs to their host's hair with specialized saliva which results in a bond that is very difficult to separate without specialized products. ... Read More









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