Biggest dino ever?

Science News For Kids - Sat, 2014-09-20 09:00
This plant-eater would have towered over even a T. rex. A truly huge brute, Dreadnoughtus means ‘fear nothing.’
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You can be too thin

Science News For Kids - Fri, 2014-09-19 09:39
Eating disorders aren’t about vanity. They are mental illnesses that can prove deadly.
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The media’s dangerous influence on body image

Science News For Kids - Fri, 2014-09-19 09:39
A study found how powerful TV and ad messages can be in distorting the attitudes about body image among young girls in Fiji.
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Questions for You can be too thin

Science News For Kids - Fri, 2014-09-19 09:39
Classroom questions for You can be too thin!
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Mummies existed before Egypt’s pyramids

Science News For Kids - Thu, 2014-09-18 09:56
Materials from an ancient Egyptian cemetery suggest people were preserving their dead long before the pyramids and pharaohs.
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Mummies existed before Egypt's pyramids

Science News For Kids - Thu, 2014-09-18 09:56
Materials from an ancient Egyptian cemetery suggest people were preserving their dead long before the pyramids and pharaohs.
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Watch out: Cell phones can be addictive

Science News For Kids - Wed, 2014-09-17 08:37
Smartphones and Facebook are convenient. New research shows that for some people they also can become dangerously addictive.
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Where will lightning strike?

Science News For Kids - Tue, 2014-09-16 08:49
When lightning strikes, the results can be deadly. But nature’s dazzling light show also can provide scientists with insights into when and where the next thunderbolt might strike.
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Questions for Where will lightning strike?

Science News For Kids - Tue, 2014-09-16 08:49
Classroom questions for Where will lightning strike?
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Solved: Mystery of the ‘sailing’ rocks

Science News For Kids - Mon, 2014-09-15 08:40
Rocks and boulders periodically move across the Racetrack Playa in Death Valley, leaving tell-tale tracks in their wake. Using advanced technology, scientists have finally solved the mystery of how this happens.
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Ebola update: Signs of hope

Science News For Kids - Fri, 2014-09-12 08:41
The deadly outbreak of Ebola in West Africa is the worst the world has ever seen. Scientists are studying the virus that causes it and testing experimental vaccines and treatments to try to save lives.
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Early school starts can turn teens into ‘zombies’

Science News For Kids - Thu, 2014-09-11 10:11
Teens face serious consequences when they don’t get enough sleep. Yet most school start times don’t allow a full night’s rest, doctors say. The result: Too many students become ‘walking zombies’.
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Questions for Early start times make teen ‘zombies’

Science News For Kids - Thu, 2014-09-11 10:10
Classroom questions for "Early start times make teen ‘zombies’."
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Chef puts eco-bullies on the menu

Science News For Kids - Wed, 2014-09-10 13:02
Some immigrant species can become a nuisance, eating up or displacing the natives. Often people find little incentive to catch and remove the newcomers — unless they find them too yummy to pass up.
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A fish out of water — walks and morphs

Science News For Kids - Tue, 2014-09-09 09:19
When this modern ‘walking’ fish was raised on land, its body changed. How it adapted resembles some prehistoric fish. These alterations hint at evolutionary changes that may have made life on land possible.
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Asteroids: A stepping stone to Mars?

Science News For Kids - Mon, 2014-09-08 09:15
NASA's Asteroid Redirect Mission, designed to capture and move an asteroid, may be a step toward getting to Mars. But not everyone agrees it's the right step.
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Mistakes: A key to learning

Science News For Kids - Fri, 2014-09-05 09:00
This man uses a robotic arm to move a cursor across a computer screen. The screen blocks his view of his hand and arm. This focuses his attention on any errors he makes as he tries to move a cursor to a target location.
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Soaking up oil spills — with cotton

Science News For Kids - Thu, 2014-09-04 08:40
Natural, low-grade cotton could help clean up oil spills better than synthetic materials, a new study finds. And unlike synthetics, cotton breaks down naturally.
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Plants “listen” for danger

Science News For Kids - Wed, 2014-09-03 09:00
Scientists used lasers to show that plants can “hear” insect pests. Those leafy plants then mount a chemical attack in response to the bug’s chewing sounds — but not toward harmless noises such as a gentle breeze or a bug’s mating call.
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Learning rewires the brain

Science News For Kids - Tue, 2014-09-02 09:01
Brain cells actually change shape as we learn. It’s one way we cement new knowledge. And much of the action happens as we sleep.
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