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Hot Summers, Wild Fires

A wood fire can be handy when you're camping. You can roast marshmallows or stay warm, for example. Forest fires that rage out of control, however, are a big problem. Wildfires cause hundreds of millions of dollars in damage every year. And the amount of Read More



The Science Fair Circuit

For some kids, entering science fairs is like eating cookies. It's hard to stop at just one. The research is interesting, these students say. The competitions are exciting, and you can win prizes. Best of all, joining the science fair circuit is a great Read More

Poor Devils

The real Tasmanian devil doesn't look much like the familiar snarling and whirling cartoon character known as Taz, but it's every bit as fierce. When European settlers arrived on the Australian island of Tasmania and met the small marsupial, they called Read More

Flashlight Fishes

Lanternfishes (or myctophids, from the Greek mykter, "nose" and ophis, "serpent") are small, deep sea fish of the large family Myctophidae. They are aptly named after their conspicuous use of bioluminescence. Read More

Strange Universe: The Stuff of Darkness

It isn't easy to study darkness. Try it. Next time you're outside on a clear night, look up. You might see the winking lights of an airplane, the glow of an orbiting satellite, or even the bright trail of a meteor. Of course, you'll see lots of stars Read More

Squirrels

In everyday speech in the English-speaking world it usually refers to members of the genera Sciurus and Tamiasciurus. These typical members of the family are tree squirrels with large bushy tails, and are indigenous to Europe, Asia and the Americas. Read More

Quails

Quail is a collective name for several genera of mid-sized birds in the pheasant family Phasianidae, or in the family Odontophoridae. This article deals with the Old World species in the former family. Read More

What is a Verb?

The verb is perhaps the most important part of the sentence. A verb or compound verb asserts something about the subject of the sentence and express actions, events, or states of being. The verb or compound verb is the critical element of the predica Read More

Mercury's magnetic twisters

If you look at pictures of Mercury taken with a high-powered telescope, the planet looks peaceful and calm. Itís tiny, barely bigger than our moon, and covered by craters. Read More

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passgsat.com GSAT examination preparation and online help is for all students in grades four, five and six. We also have lessons for Basic School to Sixth Grade in Jamaica for FREE. Learn using our video games and have fun hearing stories for FREE Read More

Not Slippery When Wet

A gecko has amazingly sticky feet (see "How a Gecko Defies Gravity"). In fact, if you pull hard enough on a gecko stuck to a glass plate, you might break the plate. A tree frog's foot doesn't have so powerful a grip, but it still must allow the frog Read More

Plastic-munching microbes

er guzzling down a pint of water, soda or a sports drink, most people toss the empty bottle in the recycle bin without a second thought. After all, if it's getting recycled, something useful will come from it again, right? Not necessarily. The type of pl Read More

Bears

Bears are among the largest carnivores, characterized by stocky bodies, short tails, long, square snouts, and round ears. North American bears are common to wooded areas, where streams can provide an opportunity to fish year round. Read More

A Family in Space

In a distant region of our solar system, scientists have found a group of related objects that have similar surfaces and orbits. It's the first "family" of objects ever discovered in the Kuiper belt, which is a vast ring of rocky and icy bodies. Read More

Gray Whale

The Gray whale or Grey whale , more recently called the Eastern Pacific Gray whale, is a whale that travels between feeding and breeding grounds yearly. Gray whales were once called devil fish because of their fighting behavior when hunted. Read More

Boxers

Boxers are a breed of stocky, medium-sized, short-haired dog with a smooth fawn or brindled coat and square-jawed muzzle. Boxers have very strong jaws and a powerful bite. Read More

Hints of Life in Ancient Lava

When you hear the word "lava," your first thought might be of volcanoes violently spewing molten rock. Lava is full of surprises, though. Scientists now say they have found old lava that contains some of the earliest traces of life on Earth. Read More

Yummy bugs

Although unusual as food items, bugs do make sense here because this is the Insectarium (in sek TAIRí ee um). As its unusual name implies, the entire museum will be devoted to the worldís six-legged species. Read More

Puffer Fish

The pufferfish, also called blowfish, swellfish, globefish and balloonfish, make up the family Tetraodontidae, in the order Tetraodontiformes. They are named for their ability to inflate themselves to several times their normal size. Read More

The Shape of the Internet

The Internet is really good at connecting people, and Science News for Kids is a perfect example. I live in Minneapolis. My editors work in Chicago and Washington, D.C. And you can look at this Web site on computers all over the world. It seems so simple Read More

Diamond Glow

Diamonds are expensive because they're beautiful and rare. But fake diamonds often sell for a lot of money, too, because they can look very real. Now, scientists have discovered a way to distinguish certain genuine diamonds from imitations. The simple ne Read More

Crabs

The term crab is often applied to several different groups of short (nose to tail) crustaceans with thick exoskeletons, but only members of the Brachyura are true crabs. Others, such as hermit crabs, and king crabs are not crabs at all. 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

The Mirror Universe of Antimatter

Had a fight with your parents or a bad day at school? Wouldn't it be nice to step through a mirror to enter a different, yet somehow familiar world on the other side? Read More

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Little Bits of Trouble

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Computers with Attitude

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Orangutans

The orangutans are two species of great apes with long arms and reddish, sometimes brown, hair native to Malaysia and Indonesia. They are the only extant species in the genus Pongo and the subfamily P... Read More

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A mule is the offspring of a male donkey and a female horse. In height and body, shape of neck and croup, uniformity of coat, and teeth, it appears equine. It has the voice neither of the donkey nor o... Read More

Little Beetle, Big Horns

Little Beetle, Big Horns

A dung beetle is squirming in my hand. It's only the size of my pinky fingernail, but I can feel its spiny legs poking my skin. I try not to think about where those legs have been. Why? Because I kno... Read More

Sahara Cemetery

Sahara Cemetery

Paleontologist Paul Sereno and his team were looking for dinosaur bones in West Africa in 2000 when they stumbled upon something unexpected. ... Read More

Parrotfish

Parrotfish

Parrotfishes are mostly tropical, perciform marine fish of the family Scaridae. Abundant on shallow reefs of the Atlantic, Indian and Pacific Oceans, the parrotfish family contains ten genera and abou... Read More

Crocodiles

Crocodiles

Crocodiles (colloquially called crocs) are large aquatic reptiles that live throughout the Tropics in Africa, Asia, the Americas and Australia. Crocodiles tend to congregate in slow-moving rivers and ... Read More

Flush-Free Fertilizer

Flush-Free Fertilizer

Most urine ends up in the toilet, as it should. But the garden may be another appropriate place to send human pee, according to scientists in Finland. The yellow liquid appears to help cabbages grow. ... Read More

Big Woman of the Distant Past

Big Woman of the Distant Past

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Fighting fat with fat

The human body hides more than one kind of fat. White fat cells, which we usually think of when we think of fat, store energy. But brown fat is different: Itís a type of fat that burns energy and give... Read More

Hummingbirds

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 bi... Read More

Snapping Turtles

Snapping Turtles

Snapping turtles (or snappers) are large, New World freshwater turtles of the family Chelydridae. The species range from southeastern Canada, west to the Rocky Mountains and south through Mexico to Ec... Read More

Polly Shouldn't Get a Cracker

Polly Shouldn't Get a Cracker

It's a boy! That's the sort of news that biologists working to save endangered kakapo parrots in New Zealand probably aren't happy to hear all the time. The population of kakapo parrots currently numb... Read More









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