Starchy foods may cut meaty risks

Science News For Kids - Fri, 2014-08-29 08:39
Eating red meat can increase the risk of certain types of cancer. But scientists have discovered that eating potatoes and other foods containing 'resistant' starch can help limit those risks.
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Saving the banana

Science News For Kids - Thu, 2014-08-28 08:53
A number of diseases threaten the world’s most popular fruit. Scientists are working to fight these blights. But if they don’t succeed, the sweet banana that’s a breakfast staple could disappear.
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Questions for Saving the banana

Science News For Kids - Thu, 2014-08-28 08:53
Classroom questions for Saving the banana.
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New nano-cages snag and hold gases

Science News For Kids - Wed, 2014-08-27 16:31
Molecular traps have been developed to snag and hold noble gases, such as krypton, xenon and radon. These atoms tend to resist arrest. But the new traps might grab onto polluting gases so that they can be recycled for later beneficial uses.
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Ebola emerges in the Congo

Science News For Kids - Wed, 2014-08-27 13:13
The Democratic Republic of Congo (formerly Zaire) is where the Ebola virus was first discovered in 1976. This nation has just been hit again by the disease. Scientists suspect this is a new and independent outbreak — not a spread of the epidemic ravaging West Africa.
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Asteroids: Avoiding an Earthly smashup

Science News For Kids - Tue, 2014-08-26 08:23
Any of nearly 1,500 asteroids could hit Earth. Experts want to learn more about the space rocks — and maybe even bump them off course.
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Explainer: What are asteroids?

Science News For Kids - Tue, 2014-08-26 08:22
Leftovers from the creation of the solar system, asteroids are space rocks that orbit the sun. Let’s hope the big ones never become meteorites.
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Questions for Asteroids: Avoiding an Earthly smashup

Science News For Kids - Tue, 2014-08-26 08:21
Classroom questions for Asteroids: Avoiding an Earthly smashup.
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Invisible plastic ‘ink’ foils counterfeiters

Science News For Kids - Mon, 2014-08-25 10:20
Hidden images make a new label virtually counterfeit-proof, thanks to a combination of chemistry and nanotechnology.
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Ebola treatments and vaccines could be near

Science News For Kids - Fri, 2014-08-22 17:42
Using experimental medicines against Ebola might help to slow or end an outbreak in Africa that has defied efforts to control it.
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Explainer: What is Ebola?

Science News For Kids - Fri, 2014-08-22 17:41
A virus is behind the hemorrhage-inducing infection called Ebola. It causes fevers and often intense bleeding — seemingly from anywhere and everywhere.
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Feathers: What every dino wore?

Science News For Kids - Fri, 2014-08-22 09:00
A dino discovery in Siberia suggests feathers were common among the ancient ‘lizards.’
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Buried Antarctic lake teems with life

Science News For Kids - Thu, 2014-08-21 08:30
Last year, scientists drilled 800 meters (roughly a half mile) down through ice to reach a pitch-black Antarctic lake. They now report that lake hosts a thriving community of one-celled microbes.
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Fist bumps cleaner than handshakes

Science News For Kids - Wed, 2014-08-20 08:30
A handshake, while welcoming, can transmit lots of germs — many times more than a high five or, especially, a fist bump.
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Germs explain some animal behaviors

Science News For Kids - Tue, 2014-08-19 09:14
The bacteria that people and other animals host in and on their bodies are invisible to the eye. Yet they can play a very visible role in behavior. It’s something scientists are just coming to appreciate.
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Questions for Germs explain some animal behaviors

Science News For Kids - Tue, 2014-08-19 09:14
Science and social studies questions on "Germs explain some animal behaviors."
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Wind farms: Restaurants for seals?

Science News For Kids - Mon, 2014-08-18 09:08
Scientists have tracked harbor seals visiting the turbines of ocean wind farms. The predators may be drawn by fish that make their homes in the artificial reefs created by the manmade structures.
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Meteorites likely wiped out Earth’s earliest life

Science News For Kids - Sat, 2014-08-16 08:30
Enormous meteorites appear to have slammed into Earth several times early in its history. Each mega-smashup would have boiled off oceans and obliterated any bit of life.
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How termites ‘hear‘ about trouble

Science News For Kids - Fri, 2014-08-15 08:30
When danger comes too close, termites bang their heads against the walls of their homes. This action sends out a warning vibration that others ‘hear’ with their legs.
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Watering plants with wastewater can spread germs

Science News For Kids - Thu, 2014-08-14 09:00
Recycled waste water may slake the thirst of outdoor plants. But it also can spread bacteria, a new study finds — germs that antibiotics may not be able to kill.
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