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Oldest Writing in the New World

You don't normally expect anything exciting to happen while building a road. But, several years ago, road builders in southern Mexico found a large stone slab covered with marks. Read More



Deep History

The Grand Canyon is one of nature's most majestic and impressive places. The gorge is enormous, measuring 277 miles (446 kilometers) long and up to a mile (1.6 km) deep in some places. The Colorado River runs through the middle of it. But how old is it? Read More

Lizards

Although sometimes used as a general term for all reptiles, lizards are actually a specific order of reptiles. Most lizards have long, four-legged bodies with long, tapering tails, and many species have the ability to change the color of their skin. Read More

Heavy Sleep

Weighing too much can damage your health, and obesity is a growing problem for both kids and adults around the world. Sleep might be one answer to the problem. Read More

White fuzzy mold not as friendly as it looks

When you think of things that are white and fuzzy, usually you think of something cute or nice. But a newly discovered fuzzy, white mold may be making bats in the Northeast U.S. sick. Read More

Mussels

The term mussel is used for several families of bivalve mollusks inhabiting lakes, rivers, and creeks, as well as intertidal areas along coastlines worldwide. Read More

Komodo Dragons

The Komodo dragon (Varanus komodoensis) is the largest living lizard in the world, growing to an average length of 2-3 meters (10 feet). In the wild large adults tend to weigh around 70kg (154 pounds). Read More

Fossil Fly from Antarctica

Even if you hate winter, there is at least one nice thing about cold weather and snow: no bugs. Or so you thought. A tiny fly fossil has turned up in Antarctica, about 500 kilometers from the South Pole. Scientists previously thought that the icy contine Read More

Talking with Hands

Thumbs up. A friendly wave. A threatening fist. All these hand gestures are part of the body language that we use to communicate every day. Read More

Nanosponges Soak Up Pollutants

What could be worse than toxic sludge seeping into soil, poisoning animals and people? The headache of cleaning up all that muck. For years, engineers have struggled to get oil and tar out of the ground at hazardous-waste sites around the U. S. Read More

Children and Media

Find information about what media milestones to expect from your child and what you can do to further his knowledge of media tools. Read More

Caribou

Although they are called by different names in North America, wild caribou and domestic reindeer are considered to be a single species throughout the world. Caribou are rather large members of the deer family. Read More

Hear, Hear

Sounds are a big part of life for people who can hear. But you probably don't spend much time thinking about what goes on inside your ears—or about how loud sounds might affect your hearing. Read More

Primate Memory Showdown

In a memory-based competition between you and a chimp, who do you think would win? If you put yourself on top, you might want to guess again. In a task that challenged test takers to remember numbers, a young chimp performed better than Japanese college Read More

Sea Lions

A sea lion is any of several marine mammals of the family Otariidae. Sea lions are characterized by the presence of external ear pinnae or flaps, long front flippers, and the ability to walk on four flippers on land. Read More

The Taming of the Cat

There are black cats, spotted cats, fat cats, and scaredy cats. Now, scientists have found what may be one of the first pet cats ever. Read More

Mating Slows Down Prairie Dogs

Male prairie dogs are normally fast and tough. They can easily avoid predators. But that's when they're not in love. Scientists who spent years studying a colony of about 100 prairie dogs in Utah discovered that when it's time to court females, males bec Read More

Supernovas Shed Light on Dark Energy

It's mysterious. It's so dark that it's invisible. And, boy, is it repulsive! Still, astronomers who study dark energy in the universe keep learning new things about it. 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

New Gene Fights Potato Blight

If you're like most people, the biggest potato crisis you ever face is the common lunchtime question: "Do you want fries or chips with that?" Potato farmers have much bigger worries. A serious disease called blight threatens potatoes all over the world. Read More

Horses

Horses first evolved in the Americas , but went extinct there until reintroduced by Europeans. While isolated domestication may have occurred as early as 10,000 years ago, the first clear evidence dates to c. 5000 BC. Read More

A Star's Belt of Dust and Rocks

Between Mars and Jupiter, a band of rocks and dust orbits our sun. Astronomers call it the asteroid belt, and they think that it contains scraps of rock left over from a time when the planets formed nearly 5 billion years ago. Read More

Shape Shifting

Using a cell phone, you can hear your friend when she calls. With a video camera or picture phone, you can also see her. Read More

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, hippos and gorillas. Read More

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Improving the Camel

Improving the Camel

When I signed up for a 2-day camel trek during my recent trip to India, I was worried that the camel would spit at me, throw me off its back, or run full speed into the desert as I clutched its neck f... Read More

The Best Defense Is a Good Snow Fence

The Best Defense Is a Good Snow Fence

Snowy states like Wyoming have long used wooden snow fences to stop blowing snow from covering highways. Wide drifts form behind the fences instead of on the roads. ... Read More

Missing Moose

Missing Moose

For many years, moose were a mystery to me. On camping trips, I'd see fresh tracks and droppings, but no moose. On car trips, other people would see them and I'd be looking the wrong way. When I was ... Read More

Forests as a Tsunami Shield

Forests as a Tsunami Shield

It's been a banner year for natural disasters. Tsunamis and hurricanes, in particular, have battered homes, destroyed cities, and taken thousands of lives. Areas along the oceans have been slammed esp... Read More

Riding to Earth's Core

Riding to Earth's Core

Ever wonder what you’d find if you could travel to the center of the earth? Someday, we might find out, says geophysicist David Stevenson of the California Institute of Technology. Stevenson has thou... Read More

Supersight for a Dino King

Supersight for a Dino King

The movie Jurassic Park has a scary scene in which a Tyrannosaurus rex growls right into the faces of two characters. One person tells the other not to worry because T. rex can't see things that don't... Read More

Robots on a Rocky Road

Robots on a Rocky Road

Here's the challenge. Design a vehicle that can travel 142 miles across the desert between Los Angeles and Las Vegas. Your invention will have to stop at a number of checkpoints along the way, and it'... Read More

Drawing Energy out of Wastewater

Drawing Energy out of Wastewater

Flush. Every time you go to the toilet, your waste gets carried away by water. Before it can be released into the environment, the wastewater has to be treated to remove solids and other contaminants.... Read More

The Earth-bound asteroid scientists saw coming

The Earth-bound asteroid scientists saw coming

On October 7, 2008, an asteroid the size of a car blazed through the atmosphere and crashed into the Nubian Desert in the African nation of Sudan. Eyewitnesses who were looking up at the sky at the ti... Read More

Wave of Destruction

Wave of Destruction

It was a nightmare come true. On Dec. 26, 2004, a huge wall of water rose from the Indian Ocean and slammed into the coasts of countries in Asia and Africa. The giant wave, called a tsunami, washed p... Read More

Who's Knocking?

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

Picture the Smell

Picture the Smell

Just a whiff of steaming pizza straight out of the oven is enough to make your mouth water. Your nose is a living sensor that responds to the chemicals in pizza that give this food its distinctive ar... Read More

Miniature Schnauzers

Miniature Schnauzers

The Miniature Schnauzer is a breed of small dog of the Schnauzer type that originated in Germany in the mid-to-late 19th century. ... Read More

Antarctica warms, which threatens penguins

Antarctica warms, which threatens penguins

New evidence from satellites and weather stations suggests that way down south, Antarctica is feeling the heat. And that’s not good news for penguins. Scientists studying climate change knew some coas... Read More

Model Plane Flies the Atlantic

Model Plane Flies the Atlantic

When Maynard Hill decided he wanted to fly a model airplane across the Atlantic Ocean, no one took him seriously.... Read More









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