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Humpback Whales

The Humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) is a mammal which belongs to the Baleen whale suborder.It is well known for its breaching (leaping out of the water), its unusually long front fins, and its complex whale song. Read More



GSAT Scholarship By Petrojam Limited

Petrojam Limited has over the past three years awarded two scholarships to the top performing boy and girl in the GSAT examination from Greenwich All Age School. Read More

Spotting the World's Leggiest Animal

Although their name literally means "thousand legs," most millipedes have no more than 300 legs. The record holder is a millipede named Illacme plenipes, which has nearly 750 legs. It's the most legs ever observed on any animal. Read More

Roundworms

Roundworms are triploblastic protostomes with a complete digestive system. Roundworms have no circulatory or respiratory systems so they use diffusion to breathe and for circulation of substances around their body. Read More

Electric Ray

Electric rays (order Torpediniformes) are fish that have rounded bodes and a pair of organs capable of producing an electric discharge. This shock can vary between 8 volts and 220 volts, depending on the species. Read More

Cockroaches

Among the most well-known species are the American cockroach, which is about 3 cm long, and the German cockroach, about 1.5 cm long. Tropical cockroaches are often much bigger. When infesting buildings, cockroaches are considered pests. Read More

Ants

Ants are one of the most successful groups of insects in the animal Kingdom: and are of particular interest because they are a social insect and form highly organized colonies or nests, sometimes consisting of millions of individuals. Read More

Electronic Paper Turns a Page

Reading and computer screens don't go together very well. If you've ever tried to do lots of online research for a school report, stayed up late playing computer games, or gone on an instant-messaging marathon with some friends, you probably know what I Read More

Revving Up Green Machines

People love their "zoom, zoom." In the United States alone, 17 million new cars hit the road in 2004. But the freedom to travel anywhere, anytime in a car or truck comes at a price. And it's not just the cost of gasoline, insurance, and repairs. Automobi Read More

Flies

As defined by entomologists (scientists who study insects), a fly is any species of insect of the order Diptera. These typically have one pair of true wings, with a set of modified hind wings. Read More

Stone Tablet May Solve Maya Mystery

For decades, "Site Q" has been a mystery city. Archaeologists suspected that this Maya settlement existed more than 1,400 years ago, but there was little evidence to link it with certainty to any known ruins. Read More

Hubble trouble doubled

If you’re already concerned about the ailing Hubble Space Telescope, the drama continues. On September 27, technical difficulties shut down the telescope, and it stopped sending information to Earth. On October 15, NASA engineers were able to reboot the Read More

Lynxes

A lynx is any of several medium-sized wild cats. Most are members of the genus lynx, but there is considerable confusion about the best way to classify felids at present, and some authorities classify all lynxes as part of the genus Felis. Read More

Geese

True geese are medium to large birds, always (with the exception of the Néné) associated to a greater or lesser extent with water. All geese eat an exclusively vegetarian diet, and some can become pests when flocks feed on arable crops. Read More

A Better Flu Shot

Getting a flu shot hurts, but getting the flu is even worse. Every winter, sore throats, fevers, and other flu symptoms keep lots of kids home from school. Read More

Stonehenge Settlement

Stonehenge has mystified visitors for thousands of years. Somehow, about 4,600 years ago, people managed to haul humongous stones across southern England to a site on the Salisbury Plain. Read More

Living in the Desert

When you're hot and thirsty, you're likely to drink a glass of cold water or head for a shady spot to cool down. What you surely don't do is shrink your liver to a fraction of its original size. But that's just what a type of gazelle does to beat the des Read More

Odor-Chasing Penguins

The smell of rotten eggs probably makes you cringe. But, for penguins, this smell might mean there's a meal nearby. New research shows that penguins are attracted to this rotten-egg smell and probably use it when foraging for food in the ocean. The study Read More

Musclebots Take Some Steps

You've probably heard of robots. Now, make way for musclebots. Scientists in California have made tiny walking machines out of heart muscle grown from rat cells. When the muscle contracts, then relaxes, the musclebot takes a step. Read More

Beavers

Beavers are semi-aquatic rodents native to North America and Europe. They are the only living members of the family Castoridae, which contains a single genus, Castor. Beavers are the second largest rodents, after the capybara. Read More

Ponies

The term "pony" can be used in general (or affectionately) for any small horse, regardless of its actual measurements, or breed. However, some equine breeds are not considered ponies, even if they are under 14.2 hh. Read More

Fishing for Giant Squid

Stories of giant sea monsters have terrified people since ancient times. Some of the scariest tales involve a gargantuan squid that attacks boats and snares sailors with its gnarly tentacles. Over the years, the long-armed creatures have gained mythical Read More

Wired for Math

Quick. What's 845 + 289? Sorry, time's up. Few people can add numbers in their heads that quickly. If someone showed you a set of 845 dots next to a set of 289 dots, however, you'd probably be able to tell right away which set has more dots. You could pr Read More

Storks

Storks are large, long-legged, long-necked wading birds with long stout bills, belonging to the family Ciconiidae. They occur in most of the warmer regions of the world and tend to live in drier habitats than the related herons, spoonbills and ibises Read More

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Making Sense of Scents

Making Sense of Scents

The nose knows. Your sense of smell can quickly alert you to freshly baked, chocolate chip cookies, a fragrant flower, or a stinky pair of socks. Now, scientists have a better idea of how the brain m... Read More

Preserving Ancient Warrior Paint

Preserving Ancient Warrior Paint

Unearthing the distant past is one thing. Preserving it is another. Chemistry can be part of the answer. Over the last 30 years, archaeologists have dug up more than a thousand, life-size warrior stat... Read More

Freshwater Fish

Freshwater Fish

Fish -- both wild and domestic -- can be divided into two categories: saltwater and freshwater. Freshwater fish live in fresh bodies of water (like lakes, streams and rivers) rather than oceans, or ot... Read More

A Giant Flower's New Family

A Giant Flower's New Family

You may know someone who's taller, shorter, blonder, or more artistic than all of his or her relatives. The phenomenon can make you wonder at the strange ways in which family trees sometimes work. ... Read More

Springing forward

Springing forward

It's not just Daylight Savings Time that came early this year. All around the world, spring seems to be coming sooner than it used to. It hasn't moved up on the calendar — but many cycles in nature ar... Read More

Kiwis

Kiwis

A kiwi is any of the species of small flightless birds endemic to New Zealand of the genus Apteryx (the only genus in family Apterygidae). At around the size of a domestic chicken, kiwi are by far the... Read More

Ear pain, weight gain

Ear pain, weight gain

Life is already painful for kids who get lots of ear infections. Adding insult to injury, scientists say that these kids may also have to worry about their weight. This may sound like a strange conne... Read More

Hammerhead Sharks

Hammerhead Sharks

The hammerhead shark (genus Sphyrna) is a member of the family Sphyrnidae. The eight species of hammerhead range from 2–6 m long, and all species have projections on both sides of the head that give i... Read More

Computers with Attitude

Computers with Attitude

It's been a long day at school. You've got a heavy evening of homework ahead. You switch on your computer to work on an assignment. An animated kid on your computer screen smiles and says, "Hey, ... Read More

Flu Patrol

Flu Patrol

Each winter, the flu makes its rounds, jumping from victim to victim at schools and in offices. Miserable kids and adults stay at home in bed or go to the hospital with fevers, sniffles, sore throats,... Read More

Greener Diet

Greener Diet

Think about what you had for lunch: Was it a hamburger? A chicken sandwich? Barbecue? What about vegetables? Would it surprise you to learn that what you eat can affect the whole planet? It can — in ... Read More

Early Maya Writing

Early Maya Writing

More than 2,000 years ago, a Maya scribe painted a pattern of thick black lines on a pyramid wall. Over centuries, these hieroglyphs disappeared from view as people took apart the wall and built bigge... Read More

Sticking Around with Gecko Tape

Sticking Around with Gecko Tape

In the movie Spider-Man, actor Tobey Maguire makes climbing up walls and hanging out on the ceiling look easy—thanks to special effects. In future movies, though, actors and stunt doubles might really... Read More

Walrus

Walrus

Walruses are members of the order Carnivora and suborder (or alternatively superfamily) Pinnipedia. They are the only members in the family Odobenidae. ... Read More

Miniature Schnauzers

Miniature Schnauzers

The Miniature Schnauzer is a breed of small dog of the Schnauzer type that originated in Germany in the mid-to-late 19th century. ... Read More









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