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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



Early Maya Writing

More than 2,000 years ago, a Maya scribe painted a pattern of thick black lines on a pyramid wall. Over centuries, these hieroglyphs disappeared from view as people took apart the wall and built bigger pyramids on top of the original structure. Read More

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 watch it with your unprotected eyes. Read More

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

Why Cats Nap and Whales Snooze

At first, it may seem like a treat to stay up lateóbut the next day will be no picnic. There'll be yawning, heavy limbs, and a cranky disposition. At times like these, the desire to sleep can feel overwhelming. And it should. Growing kids need sleep, a Read More

A Giant Flower's New Family

You may know someone who's taller, shorter, blonder, or more artistic than all of his or her relatives. The phenomenon can make you wonder at the strange ways in which family trees sometimes work. Read More

Quolls

Quolls or native cats (genus Dasyurus) are carnivorous marsupials, native to Australia and Papua New Guinea. Adults are between 25 and 75 cm long, with hairy tails about 20-35 cm long. Read More

Earth-Friendly Fabrics

Shopping for clothes involves tricky decisions about fit, color, style, and price. And if a growing number of companies have their way, you'll soon start checking labels for another key detail: environmental impact Read More

Cats

There are dozens of breeds of cat, some hairless or tailless as a result of mutations, and they exist in a variety of different colors. They are skilled predators and have been known to hunt over one thousand different species for food. Read More

Beavers

Beavers are semi-aquatic rodents native to North America and Europe. They are the only living members of the family Castoridae, which contains a single genus, Castor. Beavers are the second largest rodents, after the capybara. Read More

Wombats

Wombats dig extensive burrow systems with rodent-like front teeth and powerful claws. Although mainly crepuscular and nocturnal, wombats will also venture out to feed on cool or overcast days. They are not as easily seen as many animals. Read More

A Classroom of the Mind

You're sitting at your desk. A teacher is writing on the chalkboard. A bus rumbles past the window. Kids are yelling in the playground outside. A paper airplane whizzes overhead. The school principal steps into the room, looks around, and walks out. A boo Read More

Quick Quake Alerts

The ground shakes. Dishes fall off shelves. Houses collapse. Cars topple over bridges. Every year, earthquakes destroy homes and schools, and they kill many thousands of people around the world. Even scarier, it's impossible to know exactly when and where Read More

Earth Rocks On

Most of the time, the ground feels solid beneath our feet. That's comforting. But it's also misleading because there's actually a lot going on underground. Masses of land (called plates) slip, slide, and bump against each other, slowly changing the shape Read More

Slower Growth, Greater Warmth

There seems little doubt that Earth is heating up. As temperatures rise, many people worry about how global warming may affect life on the planet. A long-term study in Central America gives one more reason for concern. Adult trees in a rain forest in Cos Read More

Catching a Comet's Tail

It's been a bumpy ride for the spacecraft known as Stardust. On Jan. 2, the NASA craft got within 240 kilometers of the core of a comet known as Wild 2 (pronounced Vilt 2). The region around the comet's core is a blizzard of dust and debris. Read More

Black Hole Journey

There are all sorts of holes: big ones and little ones, deep ones and shallow ones. There are swimming holes and buttonholes, cheese holes and bullet holes. Then, there are black holes. Read More

Sea Anemones

Named after a terrestrial flower, the anemone, sea anemones form a group of water-dwelling, filter feeding animals of the order Actinaria. As a cnidarian, the sea anemone is closely related to coral and jellyfish. Read More

Leeches

Leeches are annelids comprising the subclass Hirudinea. There are freshwater, terrestrial and marine leeches. Like earthworms, leeches are hermaphrodites. All leech species are carnivorous and have evolved from detritus-eating earthworms ancestors. Read More

Moose

Alces alces, called the moose in North America and the elk in Europe is the largest member of the deer family Cervidae, distinguished from other members of Cervidae by the form of the palmate antlers of its males. Read More

Crawfish

Crayfish, sometimes called crawfish, or crawdads are freshwater crustaceans resembling small lobsters, to which they are closely related. They are found in bodies of fresh water that do not freeze to the bottom, and which have shelter against harm. 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

Baby Talk

Kids are far better than adults at learning how to speak multiple languages. Research now shows that very young infants might have some of the best language skills of all. 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

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Tarrant High overcoming the odds

Tarrant High overcoming the odds By Anastasia Cunningham

Situated off Molynes Road in St Andrew, the 51-year-old Tarrant High School has had a chequered past, permeated by academic underperformance, violence and indiscipline. Following the release of this y... Read More

Sun Flips Out to Flip-Flop

Sun Flips Out to Flip-Flop

The sun is a strange and turbulent place. The scorching hot ball of gas may look smooth from a safe distance, but dark spots, violent explosions, and massive eruptions constantly come and go on its su... Read More

Hamsters

Hamsters

A hamster is a rodent belonging to subfamily Cricetinae. The subfamily contains about 18 species, classified in six or seven genera. Most have expandable cheek pouches, which reach from their cheeks t... Read More

Giraffes

Giraffes

The giraffe is an African even-toed ungulate mammal, the tallest of all land-living animal species. Males can be 4.8 to 5.5 metres (16 to 18 feet) tall and weigh up to 900 kilograms (2,000 pounds).... Read More

Pumping Up Poison Ivy

Pumping Up Poison Ivy

It itches and oozes. With its red bumps, a poison ivy rash can make you miserable. A new study suggests that rising levels of the gas carbon dioxide in the atmosphere could make poison ivy grow faster... Read More

Antelope

Antelope By Antelope

Antelopes are a group of herbivorous African and Asian animals of the family Bovidae, distinguished by a pair of hollow horns on their heads. There are many different species of antelope which range f... Read More

Dino Babies

Dino Babies

Some dinosaurs needed babysitters, too Scientists have recently analyzed the oldest dinosaur eggs ever discovered with embryos still inside. The study suggests that the dinos couldn't take care of th... Read More

Cardinals

Cardinals

The Cardinals or Cardinalidae are a family of passerine birds living in North and South America. These are robust, seed-eating birds, with strong bills. They are typically associated with open woodlan... Read More

Orangutans

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

Siberian Husky

Siberian Husky

A working dog breed that originated in eastern Siberia, the Siberian Husky is a wolf-like, medium-sized dog, 25 to 55 pounds in weight, 20 to 23.5 inches in height, originally bred by the Chukchi trib... Read More

Building a Food Pyramid

Building a Food Pyramid

It's lunchtime, and you're hungry. You have two choices. You can eat whole-grain rice, a big heap of steamed broccoli, and a grilled, skinless chicken breast. Or you can have french fries, a cheesebur... Read More

A New Basketball Gets Slick

A New Basketball Gets Slick

Basketball players need more than strength, speed, and skills to be on top of their game. Technology, too, can make the difference between a slam dunk and a stolen ball. Now, technology and basketbal... Read More

Phantom Energy and the Big Rip

Phantom Energy and the Big Rip

Imagine the universe being torn to shreds: Stars and galaxies tear away from each other. Earth escapes from the sun. Tiny molecules pop apart with explosive force. New analyses show that the world cou... Read More

Strong Bones for Life

Strong Bones for Life

If you're like most kids, you probably think you'll never get old. Achy joints, failing eyesight, heart attacks: These are things you won't have to deal with for a long time, right? So why worry now? ... Read More

Worms

Worms

Worms are among the most common of a all invertebrates! Despite their sometimes slimy nature, worms are a vital part of our ecology.... Read More









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