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  • Doing Science

    For the love of science: Rebecca Bloomfield

    "Choosing to do a science fair project is a risk. You pour hundreds of hours into a project that may or may not culminate in recognition. You pour your heart and soul into it; you work, you sacrifice. While my friends are holding jobs, attending social events, and relaxing the summer away, I’m in the lab every day. And I love it."- Rebecca Bloomfield, Broadcom MASTERS 2013 and Intel ISEF 2014...
    12:42 PM, February 9, 2016
  • Before eating, Venus flytraps must ‘count’

    Animals often eat plants. Some plants, though, flip that relationship on its head. Venus flytraps, for instance, catch — and consume — animals. To do that, a Venus flytrap has to count the number of times its prey moves, a new study finds. Two twitches spring the trap. Five rev up the plant’s digestion.For Venus flytraps and any other plant, nitrogen is an important nutrient for growth. Most...
    07:00 AM, February 9, 2016 Plants
    Readability Score: 6.2
  • To control overeating: Slow down!

    Eating slowly might help teens maintain a healthy weight, a new study finds. “We often rush through the day and gobble down meals without fully enjoying them,” says Pedro Cabrales, one of the study’s authors. “A simple yet powerful change in our lives is to eat slower and stop eating when we no longer feel hungry.”Cabrales works at the University of California in San Diego. He and his colleagues...
    07:00 AM, February 8, 2016 Body & Health, Food & Nutrition
    Readability Score: 7.6
  • Eureka! Lab

    Scientists Say: Precipitation

    Precipitation (verb, “Pre-SIP-ih-TAY-shun”, noun, “precipitate”)In chemistry, precipitation is the formation of a solid out of a liquid solution. A solution is a liquid where one chemical has been dissolved into another so that the chemical is spread equally through the fluid. But when there is too much of the chemical present to dissolve, some of it might remain solid and settle out. This is the...
    07:00 AM, February 8, 2016
    Readability Score: 9.0
  • Picture This: Plesiosaurs swam like penguins

    In 1823, fossil hunter Mary Anning discovered the first complete skeleton of a plesiosaur. That’s a type of ancient marine reptile. Her find led to more than 190 years of arguing. Some experts claimed the long-necked sea beast used its four flippers like the oars of a boat. Others argued that the flippers flapped through the water like bird wings.Explainer: What is a computer model?Experiments...
    07:00 AM, February 7, 2016 Animals, Dinosaurs & Fossils
    Readability Score: 6.9
  • New bendy device could power wearable electronics

    People on a busy sidewalk use lots of energy to get from one place to another. But some of that energy gets wasted. Shoes and the pavement absorb this mechanical energy. What if that energy instead could be put to better use?“Harvesting mechanical energy is vitally important for wearable and portable electronics,” says Zhong Lin Wang. He’s a materials scientist at the Georgia Institute of...
    07:00 AM, January 31, 2016 Chemistry, Materials Science, Technology & Engineering
    Readability Score: 7.6
  • Powered by poop and pee?

    Flush!Every day, people visit the toilet. Or, in developing nations, the field, pit or other location where they can relieve themselves. With more than 7 billion people on the planet, that’s a lot of waste. Mixed with water, these wastes are known as sewage. Because they host germs, they can’t just be left lying around. If they taint the water people use for eating, drinking and bathing, those...
    09:27 AM, February 5, 2016 Microbes, Fungi & Algae, Materials Science, Chemistry
    Readability Score: 7.9
  • Questions for ‘Powered by poop and pee?'

    To accompany feature "Powered by poop and pee?"SCIENCEBefore Reading:1.    Most electric power in the United States is supplied by plants that run on coal, natural gas or nuclear energy. What are some disadvantages to these types of power plants? Why are some people advocating a switch to solar and wind power?2.    What happens to the waste that is flushed down a toilet? Where does it go? What...
    09:26 AM, February 5, 2016 Classroom Questions
  • Bugs that call your house home

    Scientists went looking for flies, spiders, ants and other arthropods in North Carolina homes — and found plenty. In fact, no home was completely free of insects or arachnids. And only five out of 554 rooms sampled were totally clear of the creepy-crawlies. Our homes, it appears, are full of bugs. But don’t sweat it: Most were not pests.“Despite some of these organisms living alongside us for...
    07:00 AM, February 4, 2016 Animals
    Readability Score: 7.9
  • Hunt is on for new Planet Nine

    For a planet that hasn’t technically been discovered yet, Planet Nine is generating a lot of buzz. Astronomers have not yet found a new planet orbiting the sun. Yet some remote icy bodies are dropping clues that a giant orb may be lurking on the fringes of the solar system.Six hunks of ice in the debris field beyond Neptune travel on orbits that are aligned with one another. Planetary scientists...
    16:40 PM, February 3, 2016 Planets, Mathematics
    Readability Score: 7.9

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