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  • This is no cold fish!

    /*-->*/ Fish as a rule stay the temperature of the water around them. Not the opah. As it hunts in the ocean’s dark depths, this fish keeps much of its body distinctly warmer than the frigid water around it. That makes this species the closest of any fish to the warm-bloodedness typical of birds and mammals.The opah (Lampris guttatus) is about the size of a car tire and almost as round. That...
    07:00 AM, May 24, 2015 Animals, Oceans
    Readability Score: 7.6
  • The bugs within us

    You are full of bugs.No, not cockroaches and ants. These bugs are tiny, single-celled bacteria you can’t see. They blanket your skin. They also fill your stomach, intestines, lungs and mouth.In fact, roughly 100 trillion of these microscopic critters live in (and on) the human body. A typical person contains only about 37 trillion human cells. In other words, bacteria might outnumber human cells...
    07:15 AM, May 22, 2015 Microbes, Fungi & Algae, Animals, Brain & Behavior
    Readability Score: 7.0
  • Eek! What if you get bed bugs?

    Oh no — you think you have bed bugs? First, don’t be embarrassed. Keep in mind that people have had to deal with these pests for thousands of years. The insects are so common that they’ve plagued even kings and queens.If bed bugs have moved in, you may start getting suspicious bites. You also may be able to spot the critters. Bed bugs like to squeeze into tight places. Usually they hide in...
    07:15 AM, May 15, 2015 Animals
    Readability Score: 6.0
  • 4 reasons not to ignore signs of bed bugs

    Most people find bed bugs gross. Dealing with the pests can be a real nuisance, too. But ignoring an infestation could make efforts to eventually evict the bugs only harder. Much harder. Any delay also could put your physical or mental health at risk. So consider these reasons why it pays to heed signs of bed bugs.1)    Many people are allergic to the chemicals released when these insects bite....
    07:15 AM, May 15, 2015 Animals
    Readability Score: 7.2
  • Scientists feed bed bugs (on purpose)

    When bed bugs suddenly made a comeback in recent years, biologists were just as surprised as everyone else. Few had studied the bugs because there seemed no need to do so. But as bed bugs became ever harder to kill, scientists began probing hard to find their weaknesses.To do that, they invited some of the bugs to stay in the lab. There, researchers could observe them closely. But to be good...
    07:15 AM, May 15, 2015 Animals
    Readability Score: 6.1
  • Return of the bed bug

    If you haven’t met a bed bug, count yourself lucky. These bloodsucking insects have been staging a dramatic comeback in recent years. They can be found in hotel rooms, airplanes, clothing stores and, occasionally, movie theaters. Accidentally bring one or more of these lentil-sized bugs home and your family could have trouble evicting them.The wingless bugs are reddish-brown, oval-shaped and have...
    07:15 AM, May 15, 2015 Animals, Ecosystems
    Readability Score: 7.3
  • Questions for ‘Return of the bed bug’

    To accompany feature: Return of the bed bugSCIENCEBefore reading:1.    What do bed bugs feed on?2.    Describe in full the appearance of a bed bug that has not eaten recently.3.    What has happened to bed bugs in the last 15 or so years?4.    What evidence does the story provide in suggesting bed bugs have fed on people — or our ancestors — for a long time?5.    How do bed bugs manage so well to...
    07:00 AM, May 15, 2015 Classroom Questions
  • Cool Jobs: Saving precious objects

    Astronaut Neil Armstrong will always be famous as the first human to walk on the moon. But Armstrong said his mission succeeded because of thousands of people on the ground. Mechanics, inspectors and others who worked on the Apollo 11 flight all had the same attitude, he said: “If anything goes wrong here, it’s not going to be my fault, because my part is going to be better than I have to make it...
    07:15 AM, May 8, 2015 Chemistry, Physics
    Readability Score: 7.0
  • What’s for dinner? Mom.

    /*-->*/ The moms of one spider species give new meaning to the idea of “self-serving.”  They feed themselves to their children.The little cannibals get their start in life in a snug nest added to webs spun by their mom. The webs are a bit like ping-pong nets, explains Mor Salomon. She works at the Israel Cohen Institute for Biological Control in Yehud-Monosson, Israel. Salomon finds the webs...
    07:00 AM, May 7, 2015 Animals
    Readability Score: 6.1
  • Ritual cannibalism occurred in Stone Age England

    Toward the end of the last ice age, hunter-gatherers briefly occupied a cave in Britain. This was some 14,700 years ago. The cave community butchered and ate horses, deer — and at least six people.The cannibalism took place in what’s now called Gough’s Cave. It was part of some burial rite, reports a team of anthropologists who have studied the area.Three adults, two teens and a 3-year-old made...
    07:00 AM, May 3, 2015 Ancient Times, Dinosaurs & Fossils
    Readability Score: 7.7

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