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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 versions of Earth. Read More



Makeup Science

Looking your best may be as much a science as it is an art—especially in the makeup business. Take a look at the cosmetics and beauty products on display when you shop: hair gel, lipstick, nail polish, shimmer, lip gloss, mascara, eye shadow, face powder Read More

Sky Dust Keeps Falling on Your Head

Any time you go outside, you get pummeled by invisible storms of dust. Even on a perfectly sunny day, you inhale pieces of dead bugs. Floating specks of hair and pollen settle on your skin. Tiny chunks of comets might even fall on your head from outer spa Read More

Easy Ways to Conserve Water

Don’t Let It Run. We have all developed the bad habit of letting the faucet run while wait for the shower to warm up, while we brush our teeth, or while wait for a cold glass of water. Keeping a pitcher of water in the refrigerator or turning the fa Read More

Training Your Brain to Feel Less Pain

Your brain controls your body, and your body affects your brain. Now, scientists have found a way to turn the system upside down. With practice, a new study suggests, people can use their minds to change the way their brains affect their bodies. In parti Read More

Chimpanzee Hunting Tools

Pictures of our ancestors often show men hunting with spears, arrows, and other tools. Scientists have long thought that only humans made tools for the hunt. They've also assumed that men did most of the hunting. Now, for the first time, scientists have 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

Hummingbirds

Hummingbirds are small birds in the family Trochilidae. They are known for their ability to hover in mid-air by rapidly flapping their wings, 15 to 80 times per second (depending on the size of the bird). Read More

Octopuses

The octopus is a cephalopod of the order Octopoda that inhabits many diverse regions of the ocean, especially coral reefs. The term may also refer to only those creatures in the genus Octopus. Read More

Searching for Alien Life

On a clear night, go outside, lie on your back, and stare into the sky. As you gaze at the multitude of stars, you might wonder: Is there life on other planets out there? Read More

Hares

Hares and jackrabbits are leporids belonging to the genus Lepus. Very young hares are called leverets. Hares live solitarily or in pairs. A common type of hare in arctic North America is the Snowshoe Hare. Read More

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 the head. Read More

A Galaxy Far, Far, Far Away

Looking up into the sky is like being in a time machine. Light traveling from the most distant stars and galaxies can take billions of years to reach Earth, so we see them now as they were a long, long time ago. Read More

From Stem Cell to Any Cell

For maybe a day, about 9 months before you were born, you were just one cell. Then you were two identical cells. Then you were four. Then eight. Read More

What Not to Say to Emerging Readers By Amy Mascott

Learn the best (and avoid the worst) phrases to encourage an emerging reader. Read More

Contemplating thought

Think back to the first time you rode a bike or the last time you had ice cream for dessert. Now, imagine a perfect summer day. What’s going on in your noggin’ that allows you to remember, dream and think? Lots. And some of the world’s brainiest scientis Read More

Bison

Perhaps no other animal symbolizes the West as dramatically as the American bison. In prehistoric times millions of these animals roamed the North American Continent from the Great Slave Lake in northern Canada, south into Mexico. Read More

Tapeworms

The largest tapeworms can be 80 feet or longer. Tapeworms harm their host by stealing vital nutrients, causing malnutrition and if left untreated can cause intestinal blockages. Worm segments or eggs may be found in the stool of an infected person. Read More

Fear Matters

Halloween is a spooky time of year. After hearing all the scary stories and seeing all the scary costumes, you might start to imagine ghosts lurking in the shadows, witches flying across the sky, and skeletons dancing in graveyards. You probably wouldn't Read More

Cooking Up Superhard Diamonds

Diamonds are more than just sparkling gems. They also happen to be one of the hardest materials on Earth. Now, scientists have found a way to make diamonds even harder by cooking them under pressure with lots of heat. Using the new technique, Russell J. Read More

Reptiles

Many reptiles are have earned a reputation for being slow, but some can move extremely fast when threatened, or catching prey. Due to their cold blood, they must seek out sources of warmth (like a warm rock) to help balance their body temperature Read More

When Darwin got sick of feathers

The great biologist Charles Darwin wrote to another scientist in 1860 that looking at a peacock feather made him sick. OK, he was halfway joking (you can tell from the rest of the letter). But still, you might wonder what was wrong with the man. He live Read More

Greener Diet

Think about what you had for lunch: Was it a hamburger? A chicken sandwich? Barbecue? What about vegetables? Would it surprise you to learn that what you eat can affect the whole planet? It can — in a big way. Last week, scientists attending the American Read More

One ring around them all

Astronomers recently found another ring around the planet Saturn — and it’s the biggest one yet. This newly discovered ring stretches about 15 million miles across, which makes a loop big enough to fit a billion Earths inside. Read More

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Who's Knocking?

Is it, or isn't it? That's been the question on every bird-lover's lips since April, when scientists announced that the ivory-billed woodpecker is still alive (see "Glimpses of a Legendary Woodpe... Read More

Raise a Lifelong Reader by Reading Aloud

Raise a Lifelong Reader by Reading Aloud By Pam Allyn

Raise a lifelong lover of books with these tips for reading aloud.... Read More

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Dachshunds

The Dachshund is a short-legged, elongated dog breed of the hound family. The breed's name is German and literally means badger dog (der Dachs-badger; der Hund-dog).... Read More

African Mammals

African Mammals

The African continent is home to a diverse group of animals. Famed for large predators, like lions and cheetahs, its savannahs are also home to a wide variety of grazing animals, as well as elephants,... Read More

Otters

Otters

The aquatic (sometimes marine) carnivorous mammals known as otters form part of the large and diverse family Mustelidae, which also includes weasels, polecats, badgers, and others. All otters have lon... Read More

Cactus Goo for Clean Water

Cactus Goo for Clean Water

People need water to survive, and the water has to be clean—or they get very sick. Clean water, however, can be hard to come by. Now, scientists are exploring a clever way to make dirty water clean fo... Read More

Ospreys

Ospreys

The Osprey (Pandion haliaetus) is a medium to large raptor, which is a specialist fish-eater with a worldwide distribution. It is often known by other colloquial names such as fishhawk, seahawk or Fis... Read More

Insects

Insects

The largest and most diverse animals on earth, insects encompass over 925,000 different species. They range in size from less than a millimeter to over 18 centimeters, and come in an endless variety o... Read More

Grizzly Bear

Grizzly Bear

The Grizzly bear, sometimes called the Silvertip bear, has traditionally been treated as a subspecies, Ursus arctos horribilis, of the Brown bear living in North America.... Read More

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Charged cars that would charge

In the middle of February, Tom Gage drove his car right into a building in downtown San Diego. Gage didn’t crash his car; he was showing it off — to a crowd gathered at the annual meeting of the Ameri... Read More

Saturn's New Moons

Saturn's New Moons

Saturn is proving to be full of surprises. The Cassini spacecraft, now at just the beginning of its 4-year mission to the planet, has already discovered two new moons and a slew of lightning storms on... Read More

The Electric Brain

The Electric Brain

sounds like a miracle: A man with severe brain damage regained the ability to talk, eat, and move after doctors implanted an electrical device deep inside his brain. Since suffering a brain injury 6 ... Read More

Fungus Hunt

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 mic... Read More

How to Slice a Cake Fairly

How to Slice a Cake Fairly

Sharing can be hard. Every kid knows that, and mathematicians do, too. So mathematicians have spent a lot of time thinking about how to make sharing easier. ... Read More

A Tongue and a Half

A Tongue and a Half

If there were a prize for animal rudeness, a small South American bat would surely be in the running. The creature doesn't just stick out its tongue. It shoots it way, way out. In fact, its tongue is ... Read More









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