Science in Hollywood

Science News For Kids - 5 hours 12 min ago
Audiences are getting smarter, so the makers of movies, TV shows and video games are responding by enlisting scientists to make everything on screen appear even more authentic.
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QUESTIONS for Science in Hollywood

Science News For Kids - 5 hours 27 min ago
QUESTIONS for Science in Hollywood
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Buildings may be chasing L.A.’s fog away

Science News For Kids - Thu, 2015-03-05 08:00
Roads and buildings that have mushroomed up around Los Angeles in the past half-century. Now, a study finds they may have created conditions that limit fog. And that could further dry out this very arid part of America’s West Coast.
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How hot peppers can soothe pain

Science News For Kids - Wed, 2015-03-04 08:00
Peppers can burn the tongue, but soothe sore tissues. Scientists have now sleuthed out how, and the answer shows a role for stretch sensors on cells.
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Penguins? How tasteless

Science News For Kids - Tue, 2015-03-03 08:00
Penguins may look all dressed up in tuxedo-wear, but their taste buds are the bare minimum. This means that the birds will never sense more than a hint of their meals’ true flavors.
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Eyelashes: The ‘sweet’ length

Science News For Kids - Mon, 2015-03-02 08:00
New mathematical and aerodynamics studies find what seems to be the optimal length for eyelashes — the length that protects best. And surprise: Longer is not always better.
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Scientists confirm ‘greenhouse’ effect of human’s CO2

Science News For Kids - Sun, 2015-03-01 08:00
Government scientists link directly, for the first time, a boost in warming at Earth’s surface to increasing levels of carbon dioxide. Much of that gas has been released by human activities, such as coal burning and gas-burning vehicles.
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Mice can teach us about human disease

Science News For Kids - Fri, 2015-02-27 08:01
Humans and mice look and act very differently. But 85 to 90 percent of their genes are the same or quite similar. So an international group of scientists is deciphering the instructions in mouse genes to help us better understand our own.
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QUESTIONS for Mice Can Teach Us about Human Disease

Science News For Kids - Fri, 2015-02-27 08:00
Questions for Mice Can Teach Us About Human Disease
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Ocean animals have mushroomed in size

Science News For Kids - Thu, 2015-02-26 08:00
ompared to a half-billion year ago, sea creatures are, on average, roughly 150 times bigger, a new study finds.
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Peanuts for baby: A way to avoid peanut allergy?

Science News For Kids - Wed, 2015-02-25 10:10
Making peanut products a baby food could head off life-threatening peanut allergies later, new data show.
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Cats and foxes are eating up Australia’s mammals

Science News For Kids - Tue, 2015-02-24 08:00
Since the arrival of Europeans in Australia, a startling number of mammal species have disappeared. A new study puts much of the blame on cats and foxes introduced by the early settlers.
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Sunglasses on demand

Science News For Kids - Mon, 2015-02-23 08:00
Plastics that conduct electricity let new color-changing sunglasses go from dark to light and back again at the tap of a switch. The shades could come in a range of colors too.
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Vision-ary high tech

Science News For Kids - Fri, 2015-02-20 08:15
New devices are being developed to improve, restore or preserve the vision of people with eye diseases, such as glaucoma and macular degeneration. One device is a telescopic contact lens than can be zoomed with a wink.
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Questions for Vision-ary high tech

Science News For Kids - Fri, 2015-02-20 08:00
Classroom questions for Vision-ary high tech
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The steady creep of less sleep

Science News For Kids - Thu, 2015-02-19 11:12
More than half of all teens 15 and older get less than seven hours of sleep, according to a new study. That is two to three hours less than recommended. Overall, teens are sleeping less with each passing year, data show.
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Why metals have a blast in water

Science News For Kids - Wed, 2015-02-18 08:00
Alkali metals explode in water. Using high-speed cameras, scientists have finally figured out why.
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This ‘smart’ self-cleaning keyboard is powered by you

Science News For Kids - Tue, 2015-02-17 08:00
A new electric keyboard locks out anybody but its owner. It’s not only self-cleaning but also powered by your fingertips.
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When a part makes you whole

Science News For Kids - Mon, 2015-02-16 13:00
New technologies allow medical experts to create remarkably detailed artificial faces. They can help restore the appearance — and the confidence and self-esteem — of patients who have suffered a disfiguring injury or disease.
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Blowing up the brain

Science News For Kids - Mon, 2015-02-16 08:00
When added to brain tissue, a chemical like one found in baby diapers expands. And it expands that brain tissue too, giving scientists a better view of how its cells connect.
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