Vaping may harm the lungs

Science News For Kids - Fri, 2015-05-29 11:16
E-cigarettes are the most widely used tobacco product among U.S. teens. But emerging data suggest vaping can harm the lungs.
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Questions for ‘Vaping may harm the lungs’

Science News For Kids - Fri, 2015-05-29 09:55
Questions for ‘Vaping may harm a teen’s lungs’
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Computing: Swapping a glove for the keyboard

Science News For Kids - Thu, 2015-05-28 07:00
Sensor-studded gloves, designed by a Texas teen, might someday serve as a virtual keyboard or musical instrument — or even help interpret sign language.
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This door handle kills germs

Science News For Kids - Wed, 2015-05-27 07:00
A high-tech door handle may cut down on disease transmission, say its teen developers. The system is powered by simply opening and closing the door.
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Asteroids boiled young Earth’s oceans

Science News For Kids - Tue, 2015-05-26 07:00
At least two asteroids hit Earth 3.3 billion years ago. This superheated the atmosphere, boiled the oceans and shaped how early life evolved.
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This is no cold fish!

Science News For Kids - Sun, 2015-05-24 07:00
The opah is the fish closest to the whole-body warm-bloodedness typical of mammals and birds. This trait may give the species an edge in the ocean’s cold depths.
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Collecting trash in space

Science News For Kids - Fri, 2015-05-22 13:00
Space junk threatens satellites that cost millions of dollars. But one teen has come up with an idea to collect and dispose of that orbiting trash.
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The bugs within us

Science News For Kids - Fri, 2015-05-22 07:15
Hordes of bacteria live inside people and other animals. This ‘microbiome’ can affect the development of the blood-brain barrier, food choices — even mating.
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Questions for ‘The bugs within us’

Science News For Kids - Fri, 2015-05-22 07:00
Questions for ‘The bugs within us’
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Studying? Don’t answer that text!

Science News For Kids - Thu, 2015-05-21 13:00
Homework time? Put away the cell phone. Responding to texts gets in the way of learning and test-taking, teen researchers show.
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Picture This: The world’s biggest seed

Science News For Kids - Thu, 2015-05-21 07:00
This monster seed develops on a super-slow-growing island palm. Key to that palm’s survival are leaves that funnel fertilized water to nutrient-starved roots.
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Keeping roofs cooler to cut energy costs

Science News For Kids - Wed, 2015-05-20 12:59
Cool it! A cheap paint-on coating for roofing shingles could help reduce a home’s heating bills and might even trim urban ozone levels, a teen shows.
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Catching ZZZs may retrieve lost memories

Science News For Kids - Wed, 2015-05-20 07:00
Forgetful? Maybe you’ve forgotten to get enough shuteye. A study in fruit flies suggests that a good sleep can boost their ability to remember things.
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Teens want to make windshield wipers obsolete

Science News For Kids - Tue, 2015-05-19 13:00
Windshield wipers often can’t keep up with the rain. High-intensity air sprays might one day take their place, according to research by two teens.
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Pesticides offer bees a risky allure

Science News For Kids - Tue, 2015-05-19 07:01
Honeybees and bumblebees sometimes cannot taste or avoid pesticides called neonicotinoids. And that may expose some of these important pollinators to harm.
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Picture This: The real ‘early bird’

Science News For Kids - Mon, 2015-05-18 07:00
Long before dinosaurs went extinct, birds were emerging on Earth. These hummingbird-size wading birds are the earliest known ancestors of today’s birds.
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Carbon dioxide levels rise fast and high

Science News For Kids - Sun, 2015-05-17 07:00
The buildup of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is rising faster than at any time since dinosaurs roamed the Earth. The burning of fossil fuels is largely to blame.
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Teens win big for pollution control and HIV detection

Science News For Kids - Fri, 2015-05-15 13:08
Ah-choo! The 2015 Intel ISEF competition’s top winner designed a way to curb germs on planes. Two other big winners invented ways to detect HIV early and to corral oil spills at sea.
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Eek! What if you get bed bugs?

Science News For Kids - Fri, 2015-05-15 07:15
A bed bug infestation requires attention. Some treatments you can undertake yourself, but many are best left to professionals.
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Return of the bed bug

Science News For Kids - Fri, 2015-05-15 07:15
Bed bugs have staged a comeback over the past 15 years. The bloodsucking parasites succeeded through a combination of evolution and luck.
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