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  • Asteroids boiled young Earth’s oceans

    It didn’t take long for early life on Earth to get into hot water. Very hot water.Evidence from ancient rocks suggests that asteroids slammed into our planet around 3.3 billion years ago. The impacts would have released huge amounts of energy. So much energy that this heat baked the skies and boiled the oceans.These dramatic events would have shaped the evolution of early life, says Donald Lowe....
    07:00 AM, May 26, 2015 Planets, Earth, Oceans
    Readability Score: 7.6
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    Scientists Say: Taphonomy

    Taphonomy  (noun, “Ta-FAHN-oh-mee”)The study of what happens to an organism’s body after death. Scientists may examine how bacteria, fungi and insects break down an animal’s body, or how a dead organism might become a fossil over time.In a sentenceStudying taphonomy can reveal how bacteria help to preserve a dead body.Follow Eureka! Lab on TwitterPower Words(for more about Power Words, click here...
    07:00 AM, May 25, 2015
    Readability Score: 8.6
  • 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
  • Collecting trash in space

    PITTSBURGH, Pa. — Satellites play big roles in modern life. Some look downward to monitor environmental conditions on Earth. Others look outward in search of major solar flares that can disrupt the transmission of electrical power to homes and businesses. Some spy on our enemies. Others relay communications around the globe. But all of these million-dollar marvels of technology can be knocked out...
    13:00 PM, May 22, 2015 Space, Technology & Engineering
    Readability Score: 7.2
  • 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
  • Questions for ‘The bugs within us’

    To accompany feature: The bugs within usSCIENCEBefore reading:1.    Bacteria live everywhere. Where would you expect to find especially large numbers of them in your home?2.    Research the roles bacteria and other microbes play in making these food products: beer, cheese, bread, pickles and yogurt.During reading:1.    By cell count, are you mostly human or bacterial? How about by mass?2.    What...
    07:00 AM, May 22, 2015 Classroom Questions
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    The science of getting away with murder

    PITTSBURGH, Pa. — Forensics-heavy shows such as NCIS, Bones and CSI: Crime Scene Investigation show science and technology solving seemingly impossible crimes. One regular viewer of such shows decided to take her fandom to the next level — the lab. Brynn Myers did her own forensics tests to find which popular cleaner can truly get rid of dried blood. The Missouri 16-year-old showed that when you...
    16:06 PM, May 21, 2015
    Readability Score: 6.7
  • Studying? Don’t answer that text!

    PITTSBURGH, Pa. — Cell phone use and texting are increasingly common, especially among teens. And that could be a problem. Texting affects learning and performing on tests, a new study finds. On average, students who responded to texts while working got lower scores. This trend held even for teens who felt they could multitask effectively.Many students think that multitasking has no effect on how...
    13:00 PM, May 21, 2015 Brain & Behavior
    Readability Score: 8.0
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    Apply Now to the Intel Science Talent Search 2016

    The Intel Science Talent Search (Intel STS) is the nation's most prestigious science research competition for high school seniors. Since 1942, first in partnership with Westinghouse and beginning in 1998 with Intel, SSP has provided a national stage for the country's best and brightest young scientists to present original research to nationally recognized professional scientists.You are eligible...
    11:38 AM, May 21, 2015
  • Picture This: The world’s biggest seed

    The secret behind the world’s largest seed is leaves that serve as good gutters. During rains, they channel lots of water and nutrients right to the plant’s thirsty roots.Coco-de-mer palms (Lodoicea maldivica) produce these monster nuts, which are a type of seed. The biggest can tip the scales at up to 18 kilograms (roughly 40 pounds). That’s about as much as a 4-year-old boy. Yet the palm...
    07:00 AM, May 21, 2015 Plants
    Readability Score: 6.1

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