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Gliders in the Family

Watching monkeys at the zoo can be fascinating because the animals' actions are so similar to those of people. Along with gorillas, orangutans, lemurs, and others, monkeys belong to a group of mammals called primates. People are primates, too. Now, scien Read More

Big Galaxy Swallows Little Galaxy

It's hard to imagine being so hungry that you'd eat another person. Yet, cannibalism occurs among animals and elsewhere in nature. Even galaxies do it. Read More

Salt secrets

When you look at your food, some ingredients are easy to see. For example, there is obviously milk in your cereal, cheese on your pizza and peanut butter on your toast. But your meals are also filled with ingredients you canít see. And you might be surpr 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

Vampire Bats

Vampire bats are bats that feed on blood (hematophagy). There are only three bat species that feed on blood: The Common Vampire bat (Desmodus rotundus), the Hairy-legged Vampire bat (Diphylla ecaudata), and the White-winged Vampire bat. Read More

The hungry blob at the edge of the universe

Using a telescope atop a Hawaiian mountain, astronomers recently caught sight of an enormous, newfound glowing object in deep, deep space. If you were an astronomer, what would you call such a thing? Read More


Walruses are members of the order Carnivora and suborder (or alternatively superfamily) Pinnipedia. They are the only members in the family Odobenidae. Read More

Secrets of an Ancient Computer

Computers go back farther in history than you might imagine. A mysterious mechanism found in a 2,000-year-old Greek shipwreck may have been used to calculate the positions of planets, predict when eclipses were to occur, and do other astronomical chores. Read More

Chocolate Rules

For a lot of people, there's no better taste combo than chocolate and nuts. For food scientists, though, this combination is a major headache. 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

Ice Age Melting and Rising Seas

Most of us are used to seasons. Each year, spring follows winter, which follows autumn, which follows summer, which follows spring, with winters that are colder than summers. But Earth can go through much larger temperature cycles over longer times than t Read More

Eating Up Foul Sewage Smells

The smell of rotten eggs that wafts out of wastewater drains and treatment plants is an unwelcome visitor anywhere. In order to meet required standards of air quality, sewage-treatment plants use toxic and expensive chemicals to fight the stench. Read More


A Rottweiler is a medium large, robust and powerful dog breed, originating from Germany. The breed is black with clearly defined tan markings on the cheeks, muzzle, chest, legs, and eyebrows. Read More

Red Apes in Danger

Orangutans are large, hairy, apes that spend a lot of time alone and high up in trees. They're fun to watch in zoos because they use their long arms to swing from tree branch to tree branch. In the wild, orangutans are in big trouble. In recent years, th 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

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 over there," said Austin, 12, of Lee's Summit, Mo. Read More


Pheasants are a group of large birds in the order Galliformes. In many countries they are hunted as game. Pheasant are characterised by strong sexual dimorphism, with males being highly ornate with bright colours and adornments such as wattles. Read More


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

A Seabird's Endless Summer

It's that time of year again. Many of the birds that have filled our backyards, parks, and forests with song are packing up and heading south for the winter. For some songbirds, the trip may be as short as a jaunt from southern Wisconsin to Georgia. Othe 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

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


Armadillos are small placental mammals of the family Dasypodidae, mostly known for having a bony armor shell. All species are native to the Americas, where they inhabit a variety of environments. Read More

Ultrasonic Frogs Raise the Pitch

Cartoon superheroes have included bats, spiders, and turtles. It may be time to add frogs to the list of animals that have special powers. Scientists have found signs of ultrasonic communication in a frog species that lives in China. Ultrasonic signals h 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

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Brain cells take a break

Brain cells take a break

Scientists have long wanted to know what happens inside the human brain when deep asleep. You may be unconscious, but your brain cells are busy with activity. Neurons, brain cells that conduct electri... Read More

Watching for Wildfires in Yellowstone

Watching for Wildfires in Yellowstone

Fires deserve just as much attention as rocks and bears, Renkin insists. "We see the effects of fire on the landscape everywhere we look," he says. "Even when you are looking at trees t... Read More

The two faces of Mars

The two faces of Mars

When you look up at the night sky, it's hard to imagine the violent, chaotic place the solar system was billions of years ago. It looks quiet and peaceful now, but when the solar system first took sha... Read More



Woodpeckers are near passerine birds of the order Piciformes. They are found worldwide and include numerous species, usually numbered at 218 (including the Ivory-billed). The woodpecker first locates ... Read More



Clawed lobsters comprise a family of large marine crustaceans. Lobsters are an economically important type of seafood, the basis of a global industry that nets $1.8 billion in trade annually. ... Read More

The Color of Health

The Color of Health

Nature is full of color, from rainbows and roses to butterfly wings and peacock tails. Even the fruits and vegetables you eat often have distinctive colors: intensely blue blueberries, deeply red stra... Read More

A Newspaper's Hidden Cost

A Newspaper's Hidden Cost

It's a morning ritual for millions of people: Wake up. Have breakfast. Read the paper. This simple, groggy habit is taking its toll on the environment, say researchers from the University of Californi... Read More

Fingerprint Evidence

Fingerprint Evidence

In May 2004, agents from the Federal Bureau of Investigation showed up at Brandon Mayfield's law office and arrested him in connection with the March 2004 bombing of a train station in Madrid, Spain. ... Read More

Germ Zapper

Germ Zapper

You've probably experienced the power of antibiotics. These amazing medicines kill the bacteria that give you strep throat and other infections. Usually, you start feeling better after a day or two of... Read More

Prairie Dogs

Prairie Dogs By Prairie Dogs

Prairie dogs are small, stout-bodied, burrowing rodents with shallow cheek pouches native to the grasslands of North America. The name "prairie dog" came from their bark-like call, not from ... Read More

Crime Lab

Crime Lab

Suppose you've just been in a car accident. A sport utility vehicle slammed into your little sedan at high speed. After the impact, your vehicle spun around before crashing into a telephone pole. ... Read More

Domestic Shorthairs

Domestic Shorthairs

A Domestic shorthaired cat (DSH) is the proper name for a shorthaired cat that does not have a pedigree or belong to a recognized cat breed. Domestic shorthaired cats are characterized by a wide range... Read More

Losing with Heads or Tails

Losing with Heads or Tails

Heads, you win. Tails, you lose. It turns out that coin tosses may be less fair than you might think. A new mathematical analysis even suggests a way to increase your chances of winning. ... Read More

Komodo Dragons

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

Football Scrapes and Nasty Infections

Football Scrapes and Nasty Infections

Sports are fun, but they can also be dangerous. Broken bones, pulled muscles, and sprained joints are all common injuries among athletes. Now, researchers have identified another possible risk of play... Read More

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