Agriculture
Fast-flying fungal spores
Treating peanut allergy bit by bit
Hungry bug seeks hot meal
Amphibians
Frogs and Toads
Toads
Salamanders
Animals
Moss Echoes of Hunting
Vent Worms Like It Hot
Little Bee Brains That Could
Behavior
Body clocks
Wake Up, Sleepy Gene
Mice sense each other's fear
Birds
Doves
Hummingbirds
Parrots
Chemistry and Materials
Meteorites may have sparked life on Earth
Unscrambling a Gem of a Mystery
Screaming for Ice Cream
Computers
Play for Science
Lighting goes digital
Electronic Paper Turns a Page
Dinosaurs and Fossils
Teeny Skull Reveals Ancient Ancestor
Middle school science adventures
A Really Big (but Extinct) Rodent
E Learning Jamaica
Results of GSAT are in schools this week
E Learning in Jamaica WIN PRIZES and try our Fun Animated Games
2014 GSAT Results for Jamaican Kids
Earth
Giving Sharks Safe Homes
Slip Slidin' Away—Under the Sea
Getting the dirt on carbon
Environment
Eating Up Foul Sewage Smells
The Birds are Falling
Cactus Goo for Clean Water
Finding the Past
If Only Bones Could Speak
Little People Cause Big Surprise
Digging Up Stone Age Art
Fish
Swordfish
Flashlight Fishes
Lampreys
Food and Nutrition
The mercury in that tuna
Building a Food Pyramid
Packing Fat
GSAT English Rules
Finding Subjects and Verbs
Adjectives and Adverbs
Who vs. Whom
GSAT Exam Preparation Jamaica
42,000 students will sit for the GSAT Exam in two weeks
The Annual GSAT Scholarships
Results of GSAT are in schools this week
GSAT Exams Jamaica Scholarships
GSAT stars reap scholarship glory
42,000 students will sit for the GSAT Exam in two weeks
GSAT Exam Preparation
GSAT Mathematics
E Learning in Jamaica WIN PRIZES and try our Fun Animated Games
Play for Science
A Sweet Advance in Candy Packing
Human Body
Cell Phone Tattlers
Spit Power
Workouts: Does Stretching Help?
Invertebrates
Snails
Bedbugs
Grasshoppers
Mammals
Vampire Bats
Koalas
Sphinxes
Parents
Children and Media
Choosing a Preschool: What to Consider
Raise a Lifelong Reader by Reading Aloud
Physics
Extra Strings for New Sounds
Strange Universe: The Stuff of Darkness
The Mirror Universe of Antimatter
Plants
Stalking Plants by Scent
Sweet, Sticky Science
When Fungi and Algae Marry
Reptiles
Snakes
Tortoises
Lizards
Space and Astronomy
A Planet's Slim-Fast Plan
World of Three Suns
A Planet from the Early Universe
Technology and Engineering
Squeezing Oil from Old Wells
A Clean Getaway
Drawing Energy out of Wastewater
The Parts of Speech
Adjectives and Adverbs
What is a Noun
What is a Verb?
Transportation
Reach for the Sky
Charged cars that would charge
Flying the Hyper Skies
Weather
Catching Some Rays
Recipe for a Hurricane
Earth's Poles in Peril
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Asteroid Lost and Found

Everybody loses things: Socks in the laundry. Sunglasses. Phone numbers written on little scraps of paper. You may have even lost your homework once or twice. But can you imagine losing an entire asteroid? Read More



Workouts: Does Stretching Help?

Touch your toes. Reach for the sky. Twist from side to side. If you've ever played on a sports team or gone to gym class, you probably know the drill. First, you do some warmups. Then you stretch. Exercises and activities follow. Read More

Guinea Pigs

Guinea pigs (also called cavies) are rodents belonging to the family Caviidae and the genus Cavia. Despite their common name, the animals are not pigs, nor do they come from Guinea. Read More

How are students placed after passing the GSAT exam By Ministry Of Education

The GSAT Placement Mechanism The Ministry recognizes that placement of GSAT students is one of the main areas of concern and anxiety among parents. It is with this in mind that this paper seeks to shed some light on the process of placement. Read More

Preparing for the GSAT Exam

To do well on the GSAT exam you must first learn the material, and then review it before the test. These are techniques to better understand your material: Learning 1. Take good notes in your class lectures and textbooks. Read More

Programming with Alice

Shriveled, slithery, and wily, Gollum is one of the more memorable characters in the Lord of the Rings movies. But it took computers to bring Gollum to life, creating animated images of the character that smoothly blend with the actors on the screen. And Read More

Jellyfish

Jellyfish are marine invertebrates belonging to the Scyphozoan class, and in turn the phylum Cnidaria. The body of an adult jellyfish is composed of a bell-shaped, jellylike substance enclosing its internal structure, from which the tentacles suspend Read More

Pluto, plutoid: What's in a name?

A rose by any other name would smell as sweet, wrote William Shakespeare in the play Romeo and Juliet. But what would astronomers say about a planet by any other name? Read More

Burst Busters

Explosions on Earth are a pretty big deal. In outer space, though, things are blowing up all the time. Two new studies show that a particularly powerful type of explosion is 10 times as common, but not always as powerful, as astronomers had thought. Read More

Cows

Cattle (called cows in vernacular and contemporary usage) are domesticated ungulates, a member of the subfamily Bovinae of the family Bovidae. They are raised as livestock for meat (called beef and veal), dairy products (milk), and other purposes. Read More

Ibises

Ibises are a group of long-legged wading birds in the family Threskiornithidae. They all have long down curved bills, and usually feed as a group, probing mud for food items, usually crustaceans. Read More

Sperm Whale

The Sperm whale (Physeter macrocephalus) is the largest of all toothed whales and is believed to be the largest toothed animal to ever inhabit Earth, measuring up to 18 m (60 ft) long. Read More

Manatees

Manatees inhabit the shallow, marshy coastal areas of North, Central, and South America, and the Caribbean Sea. They spend half of their day sleeping in the water, surfacing for air every 20 minutes. Read More

Science loses out when ice caps melt

t’s hard to imagine a mountain range without snow-covered peaks. But that may soon be the case in countries in or near the tropics. Studies show that the ice that sits atop the world’s highest mountains is vanishing at an alarming rate, threatening to lea Read More

Taking the sting out of scorpion venom

About as long as a human finger, the Arizona bark scorpion is small enough that most people probably don’t even notice it. Unless they happen to step on one — and that’s a different story. Read More

Untangling Human Origins

According to the scientific theory of evolution, apes and people have a common ancestor—one ancient animal from which both species evolved. Read More

Aardvarks

The Aardvark (Orycteropus afer) is a medium-sized mammal native to Africa. The name comes from the Afrikaans/Dutch for "earth pig" (aarde earth, varken pig), because early settlers from Europe thought it resembled a pig. Read More

Sleeping Soundly for a Longer Life

You've heard it before: If you know what's good for you, you'll go to bed on time. Now, scientists are saying something more about going to sleep. And you may lose more than just TV privileges if you don't listen. Read More

Sloth Bears

The Sloth bear (Melursus ursinus) is a nocturnal bear with shaggy fur. It inhabits the lowland forests of India, Nepal, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. Read More

Rattlesnakes

Rattlesnakes are a group of venomous New World snakes, genera Crotalus and Sistrurus. They belong to the class of venomous snakes known commonly as pit vipers. There are nearly thirty species of rattlesnake, with numerous subspecies. Read More

Staying Away from Sick Lobsters

Lobsters may have a sick sense. New experiments show that certain kinds of lobsters avoid sick individuals even before the infected lobsters are contagious or show symptoms that people can see. It's the first evidence that healthy wild animals detect and Read More

Condors

Condors are birds in the vulture family, and are among the largest flying land birds in the Western Hemisphere. Although they are primarily scavengers, feeding on carrion, Condors are in the same family as storks. Read More

Watering the Air

The average temperature around the world is rising. People living in the U.S. Midwest might find this fact hard to believe, though. Two new studies show that in America’s heartland, summers are now cooler and wetter than they were in years past. The scien Read More

Tarrant High overcoming the odds By Anastasia Cunningham

Situated off Molynes Road in St Andrew, the 51-year-old Tarrant High School has had a chequered past, permeated by academic underperformance, violence and indiscipline. Following the release of this year's Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT) results, the sc Read More

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Eating Troubles

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, an... Read More

Blue Jays

Blue Jays

The Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata) is a North American jay, a handsome bird with lavender-blue to mid-blue feathering from the top of the head to midway down the back. There is a pronounced crest on t... Read More

African Camels

African Camels

Both camel species are native to the dry and desert areas of Asia and northern Africa. The term camel is also used more broadly, to describe any of the six camel-like creatures in the family Camelidae... Read More

Cocker Spaniels

Cocker Spaniels

The English Cocker Spaniel is a breed of gun dog. It is one of several varieties of spaniel and somewhat resembles its American cousin, the American Cocker Spaniel.... Read More

Basking Sharks

Basking Sharks

The Basking Shark (Cetorhinus maximus), also known as the Bone Shark, is the second largest fish alive, after the Whale Shark. A cosmopolitan species, Basking Sharks are found in all the world's tempe... Read More

Stalking Plants by Scent

Stalking Plants by Scent

Dodder is a wiry, orange vine that steals water and nutrients from other plants. Scientists have now found that this vine chooses its victim by smell, growing its shoots in the direction of a plant's ... Read More

Brainy bees know two from three

Brainy bees know two from three

One, two, three…. That’s how high you could count if you were a bee. A new study found that honeybees can recognize a pattern based only on the number of elements in it. If the bees learn to recogniz... Read More

Mosquitos

Mosquitos

The mosquito is an insect with a pair of scaled wings, a slender body, and long legs. The females of most mosquito species suck blood from other animals. Their overall Size varies, but is rarely great... Read More

Night of the living ants

Night of the living ants

When an ant dies, other ants move the dead insect out of the nest. Sometimes, the dead ant gets moved away very soon — within an hour of dying. This behavior is interesting to scientists, who wonder h... Read More

Dalmatians

Dalmatians

A Dalmatian is a breed of dog, noted for its white coat with (usually) black spots. "Liver" (brown) and "lemon" (yellow) types also exist, though they are much rarer. In the U.S., ... Read More

Cool as a Jupiter

Cool as a Jupiter

Astronomers have found more than 400 planets outside the solar system. These distant worlds are full of surprises: Some are giant and made of gas, like Jupiter, and others seem to be rocky, like big v... Read More

It's a Math World for Animals

It's a Math World for Animals

From monkeys who know the difference between 2 and 3 to dogs who can calculate the fastest route, animal mathematicians are teaching scientists a few things about numbers. ... Read More

Undercover Detectives

Undercover Detectives

It sounds like the beginning of a mystery movie: Last month, researchers traveled to the French countryside in search of hidden works of art. But this is no Hollywood blockbuster—at least not yet. It... Read More

Ferrets

Ferrets

In general use, a ferret is a domestic ferret (Mustela putorius furo), a creature first bred from the wild European polecat at least 2,500 years ago. Contrary to popular belief, ferrets are not rodent... Read More

Sturgeons

Sturgeons

Sturgeon (Acipenser) is a genus of freshwater fish, which includes twenty known species from European, Asiatic and North American rivers. They spend a large part of the year in the sea, but periodical... Read More









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