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Where rivers run uphill
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Tropical Birds

While local wild birds offer their own uniqe birdwatching experience, tropical climates and rainforest environments seem to attract the most vibrantly colored and exotic of bird species; from rainbow lorikeets to vibrant macaws. Read More



Koalas

The Koala is broadly similar in appearance to the wombat (its closest living relative), but has a thicker, softer coat, much larger ears, and longer limbs, which are equipped with large, sharp claws to assist with climbing. Read More

Slip Sliming Away

Slugs and snails produce slime that looks a lot like the stuff that comes out of your nose. These creatures don't use tissues to wipe up their snot, though. Instead, they use the goo to help them stick to surfaces and crawl over obstacles. Read More

Chihuahuas

The Chihuahua is the smallest breed of dog and is named for the Chihuahua region in Mexico. Chihuahuas are best known for their small size and large, erect ears. Read More

Raise a Lifelong Reader by Reading Aloud By Pam Allyn

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

Food for Life

A hamburger or a salad? A baked potato or French fries? A milkshake or orange juice? A candy bar or an apple? We have to make choices about what we eat every day. Read More

Kingfishers

Kingfishers are birds of the three tismand Alcedinidae (river kingfishers), Halcyonidae (tree kingfishers), and Cerylidae (water kingfishers). There are about 90 species of kingfisher. All have large heads, long, sharp, pointed bills, and short legs. Read More

Butterfly Wings and Waterproof Coats

Stores are full of high-tech gadgets and gizmos that get more complicated every day. But solutions to technological problems may already exist in the natural world around us. Case in point: Two groups of scientists have come up with clever new designs for Read More

Hey batter, wake up!

Just as travelers often experience jet lag when they fly long distances, a new study shows professional baseball players don't always play well when they travel from one time zone to the next. Read More

Big Squid

Fishermen in Florida recently discovered the remains of a humongous squid unlike any creature ever seen in the Atlantic Ocean. The creature's Jell-O-like body wasn't completely intact, but the living creature was definitely longer than the combined height Read More

Flying the Hyper Skies

A little airplane has given new meaning to the term "going hyper." The Hyper-X recently broke the record for air-breathing jet planes when it traveled at a hypersonic speed of seven times the speed of sound. That's about 5,000 miles per hour. Read More

A Whole Lot of Nothing

Larry Rudnick looked deep into outer space and saw—nothing. The discovery thrilled him. "I came home, sat at the dinner table, and told my wife, 'We found something pretty exciting today,'" says Rudnick, an astronomer at the University of Minnesota. Read More

Capybaras

The capybara, Hydrochoerus Hydrochaeris, is a semi-aquatic rodent of South America. It weighs about 40 kg (hundred pounds) , and is about .6 meters (2 feet) tall at the shoulder. It is the largest rodent. Read More

Gut Microbes and Weight

Health experts have long worried about the increasing rate of obesity in kids. It's an important concern: Being very overweight or obese during childhood can lead to serious problems normally seen in adults, such as diabetes and high blood pressure. Read More

Reach for the Sky

If you could travel anywhere you wanted this winter, where would you go? Would you ski in the mountains, visit friends or family in another state, or lie on a tropical beach somewhere? 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

African Warthogs

The warthog is a wild member of the pig family that lives in Africa. They are the only widely recognised species in their genus, though some authors divide them into two species. 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

Feeding School for Meerkats

Your teachers help you to learn math, spelling, and lots of other things. When you're done with all that, you might want to study your teachers, too. Scientists are interested in what makes teachers teach, and they're looking for clues throughout the Read More

A Planet from the Early Universe

If you thought your parents were old, get this. Astronomers have discovered the oldest and most distant planet known in the universe. The planet is so far away that it takes light 7,200 years to get here from there. Read More

Wake Up, Sleepy Gene

Some people can stay up all night and still get work done the next day. I'm not one of them. After a night without enough sleep, I feel cranky. I have trouble remembering things. And all I want to do is crawl back into bed and snooze. How do you feel aft Read More

Bullfrogs

The American Bull Frog uses its skin, Buccal Cavity, and lungs for respiration. Cutaneous ("skin") gas exchange is very important in all amphibians. The American Bull Frog (Rana catesbeiana) is an aquatic frog, a member of the family Ranidae. Read More

A Vulture's Hidden Enemy

Vultures are scavengers, feeding on the meat from whatever dead animals they can find. But in Pakistan and India, vultures that have been feeding on dead farm animals, such as cattle, have been dying off themselves. 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

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Mockingbirds

Mockingbirds

Mockingbirds are a group of New World passerine birds best known for the habit of some species of mimicking the songs of other birds, often loudly and in rapid succession. There are 17 species in four... Read More

Arachnids

Arachnids

Arachnids are invertebrate (spineless) animals that have an exoskeleton, a body divided into two parts, and eight jointed legs (whereas insects have only six.) Also unlike insects, arachnids have no a... Read More

A Framework for Growing Bone

A Framework for Growing Bone

If you've ever broken a bone, you know what a pain the healing process can be. You may end up wearing a cast for weeks, aching and itching as you wait for the fractured bone to get better. In cases o... Read More

Deep Krill

Deep Krill

A little over a year ago, scientists lowered a camera to the bottom of the Southern Ocean off the coast of Antarctica. The video images from that camera surprised them. Three thousand meters (9,800 f... Read More

Hot Summers, Wild Fires

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 mill... Read More

Machine Copy

Machine Copy

It would be a perfect theme for a horror movie: People build robots that can make copies of themselves. Robots reproduce like crazy. Robots take over the world. Ridiculous? In fact, only part of the s... Read More

Toads

Toads

A distinction is often made between frogs and toads on the basis of their appearance, prompted by the convergent adaptation among so-called toads to dry environments, which often entails a brown skin ... Read More

Bison

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 north... Read More

Undersea Vent System Active for Ages

Undersea Vent System Active for Ages

Deep at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean, there is a huge and mysterious network of rock structures called the Lost City. Rock spires on the steep slopes of an undersea mountain stretch as high as 18... Read More

Crows

Crows

True crows are large passerine birds in the genus Corvus. All temperate continents (except South America) and several offshore and oceanic islands (including Hawaii) have 40 or so members of this genu... Read More

Between a rock and a wet place

Between a rock and a wet place

Life is anything but a vacation for a climbing goby, a small fish that lives in Hawaii. Usually shorter than your thumb, this fish hatches in freshwater high in the hills and mountains. But soon after... Read More

Witnessing a Rare Venus Eclipse

Witnessing a Rare Venus Eclipse

Planet-watchers, take note. A rare event is coming to the sky next week. On Tuesday, June 8, Venus will cross in front of the sun for the first time since 1882, as seen from Earth. But don't try to wa... Read More

African Hyenas

African Hyenas

Hyenas are carnivores native to Africa and the Indian Subcontinent. They are members of the family Hyaenidae.... Read More

Robots on the Road, Again

Robots on the Road, Again

Any type of vehicle could enter the contest, but there was one big twist. Drivers were not allowed. Neither were passengers nor remote controls. Vehicles had to drive themselves over rugged terrain an... Read More

Prime Time for Cicadas

Prime Time for Cicadas

If it hasn't happened yet, it could occur any day now. The first signs are little holes in the ground in yards, orchards, and fields. Then, one warm evening, big, red-eyed bugs start crawling out of t... Read More









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