Explainer: The volcano basics

Science News For Kids - Wed, 2014-10-01 13:57
Here’s an overview of what they are, where they form and the many ways they pose dangers.
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News Brief: U.S. gets its first Ebola case

Science News For Kids - Wed, 2014-10-01 09:11
Although U.S. hospitals have treated a handful of American health-care workers who had become exposed to Ebola in Africa, the first case of a sick traveller has emerged. His Ebola infection showed no symptoms until several days after he reached Texas.
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Early dino-era start for modern mammals

Science News For Kids - Wed, 2014-10-01 07:00
Fossils of an extinct group of rodent-sized mammals suggest they were related to modern mammals. These ancient remains push back the origin of mammals by many millions of years.
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3-D printers are making cars!

Science News For Kids - Tue, 2014-09-30 07:35
3-D printing technology makes it possible to print anything — even a car. A team of engineers designed the Strati and then printed the electric cars at events in Chicago and New York.
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Explainer: What is 3-D printing?

Science News For Kids - Tue, 2014-09-30 07:30
A new type of computer printer is already doing a lot more than spraying ink onto paper. Some dispense metal, plastic, food — even cells. In short order, people may be able to manufacture almost anything from their home or office.
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News Brief: Volcano in Japan kills dozens

Science News For Kids - Mon, 2014-09-29 14:44
Japan’s Mount Ontake is a favorite hiking spot. But an unexpected midday eruption on September 27 surprised hundreds on the mountain. Unable to escape, dozens near the summit died.
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Recycling the dead

Science News For Kids - Sat, 2014-09-27 11:36
When things die, nature breaks them down through a process we know as rot. Without it, none of us would be here. Now, scientists are trying to better understand it so that they can use rot — preserving its role in feeding all living things.
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Questions for Recycling the dead

Science News For Kids - Sat, 2014-09-27 11:36
Classroom questions for Recycling the dead.
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Pyramids’ blocks: Possibly rock ‘n’ rolled

Science News For Kids - Fri, 2014-09-26 08:00
No one knows how the ancient Egyptians moved the big stones needed to build their pyramids. A new study suggests they could have rolled them, by attaching wooden posts to the sides.
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This moon’s surface slides, just like Earth’s

Science News For Kids - Thu, 2014-09-25 08:30
Europa is one of Jupiter’s giant, icy moons. Scientists say it has plate tectonics, which means its surface is covered by moving, giant slabs.
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Ebola epidemic could top 1 million, CDC warns

Science News For Kids - Wed, 2014-09-24 15:50
The deadly Ebola epidemic ravaging West Africa has now infected more people than in all previous outbreaks put together. And still the numbers of the sick and dying continue to grow, not shrink.
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Eating disorders: The brain’s foul trickery

Science News For Kids - Wed, 2014-09-24 11:10
Experts on eating disorders are probing why sometimes deadly chemical changes can distort how much the brain says we need to eat.
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Recovery help from the blogosphere

Science News For Kids - Wed, 2014-09-24 11:10
And some who have been there now are sharing tips on what it takes to become a successful survivor.
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Questions for Eating disorders: The brain’s foul trickery

Science News For Kids - Wed, 2014-09-24 11:09
Classroom questions for Eating disorders: The brain’s foul trickery.
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Your sleeping brain is listening

Science News For Kids - Tue, 2014-09-23 11:05
Most people think that sleep is when the brain turns off to rest. But a new study finds that even as people get their zzz’s, their brains remain alert. At least they stay alert enough to sort information as though they were awake.
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Sharks’ super sniffers at risk

Science News For Kids - Mon, 2014-09-22 08:00
Rising ocean acidity could rob sharks of their ability to sniff out dinner, marine biologists find.
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Sharks' super sniffers at risk

Science News For Kids - Mon, 2014-09-22 08:00
Rising ocean acidity could rob sharks of their ability to sniff out dinner, marine biologists find.
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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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