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  • Questions for ‘Juno's knocking on Jupiter's door’

    To accompany feature “Juno's knocking on Jupiter's door” SCIENCEBefore Reading: 1.  Draw the sun and the eight planets in our solar system, labeling each one. Where is Jupiter in relation to Earth?2.  With a partner, research Jupiter. What is the planet made of? Does it have any moons? If so, how many?During Reading: 1.  In Roman mythology, who were Jupiter and Juno?2.  Why do many spacecraft...
    07:00 AM, June 28, 2016 Classroom Questions
  • Doing Science

    New Advocates meet, share best practices

    More than a dozen Advocates convened in Washington, D.C. during the weekend of June 3 to meet and discuss best methods for assisting underserved students in entering science research competitions. The Advocates are the 2016-2017 class of the Advocate Grant Program.Lead Led by Victor Hall, the Society’s senior specialist for outreach, and Caitlin Sullivan, the Society’s director of science...
    07:00 AM, June 27, 2016
  • Leapin’ eels! Video shows they attack with zaps

    Sometimes large, land-based predators threaten to attack electric eels from above. When that happens, these eels can leap at the threat from the water, a new study finds. And upon contact, those eels can deliver high-voltage attacks to ward off the invader.Kenneth Catania is a biologist at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tenn. He has been studying electric eels for years. He reports on this’...
    07:00 AM, June 27, 2016 Animals
    Readability Score: 7.0
  • Last year’s strong El Niño is gone. Next up: La Niña

    Every few years, the world’s weather is thrown off balance. It happens when surface waters near the equator in the eastern and central Pacific Ocean warm up just a fraction of a degree. Afterward, some regions experience heavier rainfall than normal — and flooding. Others will battle drought and wildfires. Still others might have to contend with ice storms and other extreme weather. This pattern...
    07:00 AM, June 26, 2016 Weather & Climate, Earth, Oceans
    Readability Score: 6.6
  • Volcanic rocks can quickly turn pollution into stone

    Greenhouse gases are a major contributor to climate change. But a new technique can turn one of these gases into solid rock before it floats up into the atmosphere. If widely adopted, such a move might just help slow global warming.As part of a test program, researchers in Iceland injected gaseous carbon dioxide (CO2) into basalt (Bah-SALT). It’s the type of rock that lava turns into when it...
    07:00 AM, June 24, 2016 Weather & Climate, Environment & Pollution, Earth
    Readability Score: 7.3
  • Broadcom MASTERS International 2016

    Snapshot of the Broadcom MASTERS  International 2016Leadership Award: Evelyn BodoniCountries Represented: 17Number of Student Delegates: 252016 Alumni UpdatesWe welcome and encourage updates on alumni from the 2016 Broadcom MASTERS International; please contact us with information.2016 Student Delegates EvelynBodoniUnited States of AmericaHsi-MinChanSingaporeCheng-YuChungChinese...
    13:31 PM, June 23, 2016
  • How a moth went to the dark side

    Scientists have just uncovered a gene that explains an example of natural selection often mentioned in textbooks. This gene turns mottled-grey peppered moths black. The gene may also control wing-color changes in brightly hued butterflies.A mystery emerged in Britain during the 1800s. An Industrial Revolution had just taken hold. Busy factories started to darken the skies with smoke from burning...
    07:15 AM, June 23, 2016 Genetics, Animals, Pollution
    Readability Score: 7.2
  • Doing Science

    eDrink mug and Hollow Flashlight: Alumna Ann Makosinski’s new inventions

    Ann Makosinski is an Intel ISEF 2014 and 2015 finalist who’s gone on to create flashlights and phone chargers that take excess heat and turn them into energy.For those creations — the eDrink coffee mug and Hollow Flashlight — Ann was named one of Popular Science’s “Young Inventors of the Year” and Teen Vogue’s “Earth Angels Helping the Environment.” She participated in science fairs from sixth to...
    07:00 AM, June 23, 2016
  • Questions for ‘How a moth went to the dark side'

    To accompany feature “How a moth went to the dark side”  SCIENCEBefore Reading: 1.   Species can morph in shape and color over time as a result of evolution. How long — minutes, years, centuries, millennia — do you think it takes those changes to show up?2.   What do you think is responsible for making those changes to a species?During Reading: 1.   What major transformation in society coincided...
    07:00 AM, June 23, 2016 Classroom Questions
  • The turning of wolves into dogs may have occurred twice

    Dogs were such great friends that humans appear to have domesticated them at least twice, a new study suggests.Domestication (Doh-MES-ti-KAY-shun) is the gradual process by which humans can produce a tame and useful animal from a wild one. This happens over countless generations. It may take thousands of years, but eventually the tamed animals can become so different from their wild ancestors...
    07:00 AM, June 22, 2016 Animals, Genetics
    Readability Score: 6.7

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