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Tilapia

Tilapias are small to medium sized African fish that are the focus of major fishing and aquaculture efforts. They are members of the family Cichlidae and resemble perch or bass in general shape, but as with all cichlids they have a single. Read More



Seen on the Science Fair Scene

Every spring, more than 1,000 high school students from around the world compete for millions of dollars in scholarships and other prizes at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF). But prizes aren't the competition's only draw. Scien Read More

Goats

The domestic goat (Capra aegagrus hircus) is a domesticated subspecies of the wild goat of southwest Asia and eastern Europe. Domestic goats are one of the oldest domesticated species. A goat is said to be truly useful both when alive and dead. Read More

Color-Changing Bugs

A variety of animals can dramatically change the colors of their bodies to blend with the environment or to ward off predators, among other reasons. Such creatures, including chameleons and squid, usually switch shades by altering the size of special cel Read More

Fingerprinting Fossils

A bone is a bone is a bone. Or so it seems. To an untrained eye, a fossilized bone doesn't tell much of a story. Scientists, on the other hand, can date a fossil with amazing precision. They can also tell a lot of things about how the animal lived and di Read More

Dino Flesh from Fossil Bone

The last dinosaurs on Earth died some 65 million years ago, but they left bits of themselves behind everywhere they lived. Around the world, dug-up bones have given scientists lots of clues about what the mega-reptiles were like. Now, paleontologists have Read More

Donkeys

The names donkey, burro, and ass all refer to the same animal. The donkey is related to the horse. Donkeys are sure-footed beasts of burden with large ears, small feet, and are usually brownish-gray in color. Burro and ass are also names for them. Read More

Riding Sunlight

Hundreds of years ago, sailing ships carried explorers across the ocean from Europe to America and beyond. A future generation of explorers might set sail, too—not across water, but across outer space. Read More

African Elephants By African Elephants

Loxodonta is a genus in Elephantidae, the family of elephants and is divided into two species: The African Bush Elephant (Loxodonta africana) and he African Forest Elephant. Read More

Troubles with Hubble

If your family car breaks down on the road, a roadside assistance crew will be sent immediately to make repairs. But how do you tackle emergency repairs on an orbiting space telescope hundreds of miles from Earth? That’s a problem that some NASA engineer Read More

Pomeranians

The Pomeranian is a breed of dog in the spitz family, named for the Pomerania region of Poland and eastern Germany, and classed as a toy dog breed because of its small size. Read More

Daddy Long Legs

These harmless arachnids are known for their exceptionally long walking legs, compared to body. Also known as harvestmen, these harmless arachnids are known for their exceptionally long walking legs, compared to body size. They are not spiders. 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

Keeping Bugs Away from Food

You're always supposed to stand far away from food when applying bug spray. That's because many bug repellents contain dangerous chemicals that can make you sick if you eat them by mistake. Keeping bugs away from your body, however, is only half the batt Read More

Snails

The name snail applies to most members of the molluscan class Gastropoda that have coiled shells .These snails are of herbivorous nature. Snails move like earthworms by alternating body contractions with stretching. Read More

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

Easy Ways to Conserve Water

Don’t Let It Run. We have all developed the bad habit of letting the faucet run while wait for the shower to warm up, while we brush our teeth, or while wait for a cold glass of water. Keeping a pitcher of water in the refrigerator or turning the fa Read More

Walking Sticks

Phasmids (or Walking Sticks as they are commonly called) are one of the most remarkable orders of insects. They are typically either stick-like or leaf-like; camouflage or mimicry being their defining characteristic. Read More

Canines

Canines are a group of carnivorous mammals, usually sharing the common physical traits of triangular ears, a long, tapered snout, and a somewhat bushy tail. These animals are all digitigrades, meaning they walk on their toes. Read More

Stalking Plants by Scent

Dodder is a wiry, orange vine that steals water and nutrients from other plants. Scientists have now found that this vine chooses its victim by smell, growing its shoots in the direction of a plant's natural perfume. Read More

Chimpanzee Hunting Tools

Pictures of our ancestors often show men hunting with spears, arrows, and other tools. Scientists have long thought that only humans made tools for the hunt. They've also assumed that men did most of the hunting. Now, for the first time, scientists have 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

Basset Hounds

The Basset Hound is a short-legged breed of dog of the hound family. They are scent hounds, which means that they were bred to hunt by scent, rather than sight. Their sense of smell is second only to that of the Bloodhound. Read More

Chaos Among the Planets

Once upon a time, many, many years ago, the giant planets in our solar system took different paths around the sun than they follow now. Read More

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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

Mouse

Mouse

The best known mouse species is the common house mouse (Mus musculus). It is found in nearly all countries and, like the laboratory mouse, serves as an important model organism in biology; it is also ... Read More

A Recipe for Happiness

A Recipe for Happiness

It feels good to be happy. Laughing is fun. And most people like to have a good time. "If you ask people what they want for their children, most say, 'I want them to be happy,'" says psycho... Read More

Horseshoe Crabs

Horseshoe Crabs

The horseshoe crab (Limulus polyphemus) is a chelicerate arthropod, therefore it is more closely related to spiders and scorpions than crabs. They are most commonly found in the Gulf of Mexico and alo... Read More

A New Look at Saturn's rings

A New Look at Saturn's rings

Many students know that to figure out the age of a tree, you count the number of rings that make up its trunk, one ring for each year. But what if you wanted to know the age of the rings that surround... 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

Poodles

Poodles

The Poodle is a breed of dog; specifically, it is a gun dog noted for its ability in the water and bird hunting skills. The English name comes from the German Pudel, or Pudelhund – from Old German pud... Read More

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

Math and our number sense:  PassGSAT.com

Math and our number sense: PassGSAT.com

Not all math skills are learned in the classroom. Some of them come naturally. Consider the split-second calculations you make when you estimate the number of empty seats on the school bus or gauge th... Read More

Invisibility Ring

Invisibility Ring

Scientists can't yet make an invisibility cloak like the one that Harry Potter uses. But, for the first time, they've constructed a simple cloaking device that makes itself and something placed inside... Read More

Ibises

Ibises

Ibises are a group of long-legged wading birds in the family Threskiornithidae. They all have long down curved bills, and usually feed as a group, probing mud for food items, usually crustaceans. ... Read More

Weasels and Kin

Weasels and Kin

Although rodent-like in appearance, weasels and similar animals (such as minks and polecats) are in their own genus of mammals, called "mustelids." ... Read More

Vultures

Vultures

Vultures are scavenging birds, feeding mostly on the carcasses of dead animals. Vultures are found in every continent except Antarctica and Oceania. A particular characteristic of many vultures is a b... Read More

 A Fallout Feast for Crabs

A Fallout Feast for Crabs

Many people dream of living by the sea. There, they could relax or nod off to the soothing sounds of waves sweeping into shore. Some crabs endure tougher surroundings. In shallow waters off the coast ... Read More

Aquatic Animals

Aquatic Animals

When you think of aquatic mammals, do you think of a whale or an otter? In truth, there are a number of mammals who rely on water for hunting and fishing, as well as those who spend their entire lives... Read More









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