DNA in ivory pinpoints elephant poaching hot spots

Science News For Kids - Thu, 2015-07-02 07:20
Thousands of elephants have been killed for their ivory tusks. A new study used DNA in ivory to trace where most of the killings happen.
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This battery stretches without losing oomph

Science News For Kids - Wed, 2015-07-01 07:00
Engineers have made a durable lithium-ion battery that can stretch to 150 percent of its original length. One day it could power wearable electronics.
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Many of Earth’s groundwater basins are drying out

Science News For Kids - Tue, 2015-06-30 07:00
A majority of Earth’s largest underground reservoirs of water are being depleted. These aquifers lose more water each year than they gain.
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Teen finds exoplanet

Science News For Kids - Mon, 2015-06-29 07:00
Tom Wagg discovered exoplanet WASP-142b while doing an internship. Just 15 at the time, he is possibly the youngest person ever to find an exoplanet.
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New ways to flight the flu

Science News For Kids - Fri, 2015-06-26 07:15
Influenza sickens millions each year. A worldwide epidemic could kill many of them. Fortunately, new ways to fight the flu offer hope — before it’s too late.
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Questions for ‘New ways to fight the flu’

Science News For Kids - Fri, 2015-06-26 07:00
Questions for ‘New ways to fight the flu’
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Pacific hurricanes to strengthen as Earth warms

Science News For Kids - Thu, 2015-06-25 07:00
Global warming is heating up the oceans. That is causing waters to warm. As a result, Pacific storms — called typhoons — will become more destructive.
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More dinosaur bones yield traces of blood, soft tissue

Science News For Kids - Wed, 2015-06-24 07:00
More dinosaur bones are found to contain residues of blood and soft tissue. The discovery could help point to when dinosaurs turned into warm-blooded creatures.
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A whale of a journey

Science News For Kids - Tue, 2015-06-23 07:00
The 5,200-kilometer (3,200 mile) journey of Isabela provides a window into the migration patterns of blue whales.
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News Brief: Common campfire style is still the best

Science News For Kids - Mon, 2015-06-22 07:00
Humans tend to build fires in the same way, in a pyramid as tall as it is wide. New calculations show this shape burns hottest.
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The real sea monsters

Science News For Kids - Fri, 2015-06-19 07:15
No known dinosaurs lived in the oceans. But there were lots of big aquatic reptiles that were every bit as ferocious and awesome.
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Questions for ‘The real sea monsters’

Science News For Kids - Fri, 2015-06-19 07:00
Questions for ‘The real sea monsters’
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New analysis halves massive dino’s weight

Science News For Kids - Thu, 2015-06-18 07:00
No question about it, Dreadnoughtus schrani was enormous. But a new estimate concludes this dino weighed just half as much as first thought.
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These spiders can purr

Science News For Kids - Wed, 2015-06-17 07:00
This wolf spider can purr like no other. It makes vibrations and sounds to tell a female he’s interested in her.
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Cosmic collision may have given birth to Pluto’s moons

Science News For Kids - Tue, 2015-06-16 07:08
Hubble Space Telescope photos reveal that the Pluto family may have formed from debris left behind after something slammed into the dwarf planet.
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This endangered species gives new meaning to ‘single mom’

Science News For Kids - Mon, 2015-06-15 07:00
Scientists have found DNA evidence that in the wild, sawfish have produced offspring without mating. That’s a first for an animal with a backbone.
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News Brief: Surprise — comet lander awoke!

Science News For Kids - Sun, 2015-06-14 12:37
Scientists think the lander’s instruments may have lots to share about comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko in coming days to weeks.
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That’s no dino!

Science News For Kids - Fri, 2015-06-12 07:15
Not all ancient reptiles were dinosaurs. Some soared, many swam the seas and still others looked like dinos—but actually weren’t.
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Questions for ‘That’s no dino!’

Science News For Kids - Fri, 2015-06-12 07:00
Questions for ‘That’s no dino!’
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A germ stopper for blood products

Science News For Kids - Thu, 2015-06-11 07:00
A new system can disable almost all viruses or bacteria that are lurking in donated blood platelets and plasma.
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