Ditching farm pollution — literally

Science News For Kids - Fri, 2015-04-17 07:15
An Indiana project shows how fighting fertilizer runoff can save farmers money, protect wild habitats and prevent harmful algae blooms.
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QUESTIONS for Ditching Farm Pollution

Science News For Kids - Fri, 2015-04-17 07:00
QUESTIONS for Ditching Farm Pollution
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News Brief: Brrrrr — that’s really cold!

Science News For Kids - Thu, 2015-04-16 07:00
These atoms approached — and got oh so very close — to absolute zero.
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News Brief: Wash removes nano germ-killers

Science News For Kids - Wed, 2015-04-15 07:00
Manufacturers coat many fabrics with silver nanoparticles to kill bacteria. But when those items get laundered it can be bye-bye germ killers.
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Mini-sats: The trick to spying Earth-bound asteroids?

Science News For Kids - Tue, 2015-04-14 07:00
NASA is supposed to begin nonstop screening by 2020 for all asteroids that could pose a threat to Earth. Some astronomers now think the only way to affordably meet that deadline is by using mini-satellites
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What sent Hawaii's mountain chain east?

Science News For Kids - Mon, 2015-04-13 07:00
A single shaft of spewing hot rock created an enormously long chain of mostly undersea mountains in the western Pacific. That chain takes an unexpected eastern curve. The reason, scientists now think, may be a gobbled-up tectonic plate.
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There really was a Brontosaurus, study claims

Science News For Kids - Sun, 2015-04-12 07:00
A new analysis finds evidence that the Apatosaurus and Brontosaurus were separate groups of animals, which deserve their own names and places on the dino family tree.
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Tiny plastic, big problem

Science News For Kids - Fri, 2015-04-10 07:15
Unsightly plastic bottles, bags and other trash give just a hint of the largely unseen problem of plastic pollution. Scientists have found tiny bits of it throughout the ocean. The bad news: Sea life can’t tell the difference between plastic and food.
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QUESTIONS for Tiny Plastic, Big Problem

Science News For Kids - Fri, 2015-04-10 07:00
Questions for Tiny Plastic, Big Problem
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New virus may have given kids polio-like symptoms

Science News For Kids - Thu, 2015-04-09 07:00
More than 100 U.S. children developed a paralyzing illness in 2014. Genetic evidence now suggests that the most likely culprit is a new form of a virus in the polio family.
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News Brief: Tiny songbird is mega-flier

Science News For Kids - Wed, 2015-04-08 07:00
With no pit stops for refueling, this tiny bird wings it from Canada to South America.
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Mornings become electric

Science News For Kids - Tue, 2015-04-07 07:00
Lightning packs a wallop in the morning. The most powerful lightning strikes in the continental United States usually peak before noon.
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How DNA is like a yo-yo

Science News For Kids - Mon, 2015-04-06 07:00
When not in use, DNA coils tightly. But it must uncoil for the cell to ‘read’ its genes. Physical forces affect how easily that happens, new data show.
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Fracking wastes may be toxic, tests show

Science News For Kids - Sun, 2015-04-05 07:00
Fracking operations have been polluting the environment. Some wastes have hormonal effects. Studies in mice now show that prenatal exposures to these wastes can trigger subtle but disturbing organ impacts.
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Secrets of slime

Science News For Kids - Fri, 2015-04-03 07:15
Mucus—snot—can be so gross. It’s also critical for many animals, including hagfish, snails and people. Snot can rid our bodies of nasty bacteria and viruses. In other creatures, it can smooth the road or rough up predators.
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QUESTIONS for Secrets of Slime

Science News For Kids - Fri, 2015-04-03 07:00
Questions for Secrets of Slime
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Neandertals create oldest jewelry in Europe

Science News For Kids - Thu, 2015-04-02 07:00
Adorned with all-natural signs of power: eagle claws. Holes in these claws show that Neandertals had been strung them together, like beads, as jewelry.
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Cooking up life for the first time

Science News For Kids - Wed, 2015-04-01 07:00
The basic components for life could have emerged together nearly 4 billion years ago on the surface of Earth, chemists report.
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New mirror picky in what it reflects

Science News For Kids - Tue, 2015-03-31 07:00
A new type of mirror is selective in the light it reflects. It allows some wavelengths of radiation to pass through, while others bounce off.
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Why you’ll never see a dirty gecko

Science News For Kids - Mon, 2015-03-30 07:00
By knowing how a gecko’s skin works, could self-cleaning, water-repelling, antibacterial clothes be far behind?
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