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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



Blue Jays

The Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata) is a North American jay, a handsome bird with lavender-blue to mid-blue feathering from the top of the head to midway down the back. There is a pronounced crest on the head. Read More

Scallops

Scallops are the family Pectinidae of bivalve molluscs. Like the true oysters, they have a central adductor muscle, and thus their shells have a characteristic central scar marking its point of attachment. Read More

An Ancient Childhood

History books are full of facts about adults. In school, you learn about the wars that grown-ups have fought, the kingdoms they've built and destroyed, and the cultures they've created. What about all the kids? Read More

Crocodile Hearts

Like mammal and bird hearts, a crocodile's heart is a muscle that pumps blood. One side of the heart sends blood that is full of oxygen out to most of the body. The other side pulls blood back toward the lungs to give it an oxygen refill. But crocodile ( Read More

Baboons Listen for Who's Tops

You're probably pretty good at recognizing people's voices and responding in a suitable way. If you hear anger in a parent's voice, for instance, you might cool it for a while. When you hear your teacher walking down the hall toward the classroom, it's pr Read More

Cornish Rex

A Cornish Rex is a breed of domestic cat, with no hair other than down. Most breeds of cat have three different types of hair in their coats. The coat of a Cornish Rex is extremely fine and soft to the touch. Read More

Hot Pepper, Hot Spider

Hot peppers and painful spider bites don't seem to have much in common. Both, however, can cause a similar burning sensation. New research now suggests a reason why. A chemical in hot peppers and different ones in spider venom happen to activate the same Read More

Night of the living ants

When an ant dies, other ants move the dead insect out of the nest. Sometimes, the dead ant gets moved away very soon — within an hour of dying. This behavior is interesting to scientists, who wonder how ants know for sure — and so soon — that another ant Read More

Deep History

The Grand Canyon is one of nature's most majestic and impressive places. The gorge is enormous, measuring 277 miles (446 kilometers) long and up to a mile (1.6 km) deep in some places. The Colorado River runs through the middle of it. But how old is it? Read More

Cool Penguins

Raising a baby takes a lot of work, especially when that baby is a king penguin. Now, it looks like climate change will make life even harder for these birds. A new study suggests that warmer waters could shrink their numbers. Read More

Where rivers run uphill

Scientists think that lakes under the ice might act like giant slippery banana peels — helping the ice slide more quickly over Antarctica’s bumpy bedrock toward the ocean, where it breaks into icebergs. Read More

Copperhead Snakes

Adult specimens have a coppery colored head and neck. They are not large snakes, generally about 50 cm long (1.5 ft), but specimens up to 1 m long (3 ft) have been encountered. The body is thin by pit viper standards. Read More

The Rise of Yellowstone

Yellowstone National Park is an active place—both above ground and underneath it. The park contains more than 10,000 geysers, hot springs, and steaming volcanic vents. Underground heat fuels this geologic activity in the park's central basin, says Wu-Lun Read More

New Gene Fights Potato Blight

If you're like most people, the biggest potato crisis you ever face is the common lunchtime question: "Do you want fries or chips with that?" Potato farmers have much bigger worries. A serious disease called blight threatens potatoes all over the world. Read More

A Great Ball of Fire

It's a bird! It's a plane! No, it's the hugest, most spectacular star explosion ever recorded, and astronomers are marveling at what they've just seen. Read More

GSAT stars reap scholarship glory By Nadisha Hunter, Gleaner Writer

Thirty-three students who churned out remarkable scores in this year's Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT) have reaped the benefits with government scholarships. Read More

Turkeys

A turkey is either one of two species of large birds in the genus Meleagris. Turkeys are birds classed in the gamebird order with fan-shaped tails and wattled necks. As with many galliform species, the female is smaller than the male. Read More

The man who rocked biology to its core

When the baby Charles Darwin arrived in the world, on February 12, 1809, modern science was also an infant. Chemists had begun talking about things called atoms. But nobody knew what atoms really were. Physicists didn’t know much about energy. Nobody had Read More

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

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

Got Milk? How?

We put it in cereal. We drink it with cookies. And we eat tons of foods that are made from it, including yogurt, cheese and even some crackers, breads and granola bars. For most of us, milk is a staple that would be hard to live without. Thousands of yea Read More

A Micro-Dose of Your Own Medicine

If getting an injection isn't your idea of a good time, there's some promising news. Scientists have developed an amazing little device that could replace some injections—and pills, too. Read More

Dark Galaxy

The Milky Way is packed with stars, comets, asteroids, moons, and planets, including our own. Other galaxies in the universe are similarly crammed full of stars and various objects. Astronomers have now spied something very unusual. Read More

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A Whale's Amazing Tooth

A Whale's Amazing Tooth

The narwhal looks as if it belongs in a fairy tale. Or maybe a myth. This unusual whale has a long, straight tooth, or tusk, that resembles the horn of a unicorn. Most male and some female narwhals ha... Read More

Sponges

Sponges

The sponges or poriferans (from the Greek poros "pore" and ferro "to bear") are animals of the phylum Porifera. They are primitive, sessile, mostly marine, water dwelling filter fe... Read More

Swans

Swans

Swans are large water birds of the family Anatidae, which also includes geese and ducks. Swans are grouped with the closely related geese in the subfamily Anserinae. Adult swan diets are almost entire... Read More

Black Holes That Burp

Black Holes That Burp

It wouldn’t be very pleasant to go near a black hole. Armed with an enormous amount of gravitational pull, the incredibly tiny but supermassive object would swallow you alive and stretch you into a pi... Read More

Indoor ozone stopper

Indoor ozone stopper

Ozone is a chemical that can be both friend and foe to human beings — depending on where it is. In the atmosphere, high overhead, ozone protects Earth from harmful radiation that comes from the sun. ... Read More

Grasshoppers

Grasshoppers

Grasshoppers, crickets and katydids are in order Orthoptera. Their size ranges from 5mm to 100mm. Most of them have highly developed hind legs, much stronger and larger than the other four legs, used ... Read More

Ancient Cave Behavior

Ancient Cave Behavior

People have been acting like people—in other words, they've been making tools, creating rituals, and sharing food—for a long time. That's the conclusion of a recent study from South Africa's southern ... Read More

A Plankhouse Past

A Plankhouse Past

Few places on Earth remain unexplored. Pick an area almost anywhere and you'll probably find detailed maps—and even guidebook advice about what to do once you get there. ... Read More

A brain-boosting video game

A brain-boosting video game

In the video game Tetris, players try to pack as many shapes as possible into a small space. According to a new study, that’s not all they’re doing: Scientists found a connection between playing Tetri... Read More

Albatrosses

Albatrosses

Albatrosses, of the biological family Diomedeidae, are large seabirds allied to the procellariids, storm-petrels and diving-petrels in the order Procellariiformes (the tubenoses). They range widely in... Read More

Baby Star

Baby Star

In Hollywood, a hit movie can make an actor a big star overnight. In outer space, star birth takes a bit longer. Astronomers have now observed what they suggest is a baby star in the process of being ... Read More

Ospreys

Ospreys

The Osprey (Pandion haliaetus) is a medium to large raptor, which is a specialist fish-eater with a worldwide distribution. It is often known by other colloquial names such as fishhawk, seahawk or Fis... Read More

Nanosponges Soak Up Pollutants

Nanosponges Soak Up Pollutants

What could be worse than toxic sludge seeping into soil, poisoning animals and people? The headache of cleaning up all that muck. For years, engineers have struggled to get oil and tar out of the grou... Read More

Basset Hounds

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 ... 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









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