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Treating peanut allergy bit by bit
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Frogs and Toads
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A Whale's Amazing Tooth
Clone Wars
Vent Worms Like It Hot
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Seeing red means danger ahead
The Smell of Trust
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Bandages that could bite back
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Nanomagnets Corral Oil
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Galaxies far, far, far away
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An Ancient Feathered Biplane
Big Fish in Ancient Waters
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Arctic Algae Show Climate Change
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Toxic Cleanups Get a Microbe Boost
Lessons from a Lonely Tortoise
Giant snakes invading North America
Finding the Past
Stone Tablet May Solve Maya Mystery
Untangling Human Origins
Prehistoric Trips to the Dentist
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Basking Sharks
Halibut
Great White Shark
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Eat Out, Eat Smart
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Turning to Sweets, Fats to Calm the Brain
GSAT English Rules
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Order of Adjectives
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Attacking Asthma
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Raise a Lifelong Reader by Reading Aloud
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IceCube Science
Einstein's Skateboard
Dreams of Floating in Space
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Mercury's magnetic twisters
A Dusty Birthplace
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Model Plane Flies the Atlantic
Roll-Up Computer Monitors to Go
Searching for Alien Life
The Parts of Speech
What is a Noun
Problems with Prepositions
What is a Verb?
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Elk

The elk (Cervus elaphus) are the second largest species of deer in the world, after Alces alces (the moose or, in Europe, elk). Elk are found in nearly every country in Europe. Read More



German Shepherds

The German Shepherd Dog (or Alsatian) is a breed of dog. Because they are eager to please, they are easily trained in obedience and protection. German Shepherd Dogs are often used as working dogs in many capacities. Read More

Food for Life

A hamburger or a salad? A baked potato or French fries? A milkshake or orange juice? A candy bar or an apple? We have to make choices about what we eat every day. Read More

Labradors

The Labrador Retriever ("Labrador" or "Lab" for short), is one of several kinds of retriever, and is the most popular breed of dog (by registered ownership) in both the United States and the United Kingdom. Read More

Woodpecker

Woodpeckers are near passerine birds of the order Piciformes. They are found worldwide and include numerous species, usually numbered at 218 (including the Ivory-billed). The woodpecker first locates a tunnel by tapping on the trunk. Read More

Heavy Sleep

Weighing too much can damage your health, and obesity is a growing problem for both kids and adults around the world. Sleep might be one answer to the problem. Read More

Sun Flips Out to Flip-Flop

The sun is a strange and turbulent place. The scorching hot ball of gas may look smooth from a safe distance, but dark spots, violent explosions, and massive eruptions constantly come and go on its surface. Read More

Cows

Cattle (called cows in vernacular and contemporary usage) are domesticated ungulates, a member of the subfamily Bovinae of the family Bovidae. They are raised as livestock for meat (called beef and veal), dairy products (milk), and other purposes. Read More

Pugs

A Pug is a toy dog breed of dog with a wrinkly face, medium-small body. The word "Pug" may have derived from the Latin pugnus (fist). Or, in nod to the breeds sometimes mischievous nature, from the character "Puck" of A Midsummer Night's Dream. Read More

Of Lice and Old Clothes

Scratch, scratch, scratch, scratch. Head lice can be a real pain, and they can keep you out of school until you get them out of your hair. Read More

Drilling Deep for Fuel

Digging in dirt and rock is a big business. Oil and gas lie beneath Earth's surface in certain places, and these reservoirs are the planet's main sources of fuel. Until now, all the digging has happened only in Earth's outer layer, called the crust. Oil Read More

Little Beetle, Big Horns

A dung beetle is squirming in my hand. It's only the size of my pinky fingernail, but I can feel its spiny legs poking my skin. I try not to think about where those legs have been. Why? Because I know that Armin Moczek, a biologist at Indiana University Read More

Scorpions

A scorpion is an invertebrate animal with eight legs belonging to the order Scorpiones in the class Arachnida. They are easily identified by their long, and muscular tail (which can be arched over the back when attacking or defending). Read More

Roll-Up Computer Monitors to Go

Have you noticed how gadgets are getting smaller? Cell phones, laptops, MP3 players—they're all getting slimmer and lighter. Now, researchers at the companies Philips and E Ink have taken another step toward greater convenience. Read More

Mouse Songs

For some people, the sight of a mouse can be reason to scream. For other mice, the same sight can be reason to sing. Rodents will probably never sing their way to Broadway, but researchers from Washington University in St. Louis have found evidence that Read More

A Fallout Feast for Crabs

Many people dream of living by the sea. There, they could relax or nod off to the soothing sounds of waves sweeping into shore. Some crabs endure tougher surroundings. In shallow waters off the coast of an island in Taiwan, the small crustaceans flock to Read More

Hair Detectives

You can tell a lot about people by looking at their hair—and not just whether they brush, spray, or blow-dry. Scientists have found a way to use hair to figure out where a person is from and where that person has been. The finding could help solve crimes Read More

Tapeworms and Drug Delivery

It's not easy living inside an intestine. But some creatures are happiest in the warm and juicy confines of other animals' digestive systems. A tapeworm called Hymenolepis diminuta, for instance, can live for years in a rat's intestine. Read More

Yorkshire Terriers

The Yorkshire Terrier, also known as a Yorkie, is a breed of small dog, one of many toy dog breeds. Yorkies can be very small, usually weighing between 5 and 7 lbs. The Yorkie has a compact, small build. Read More

Alligators

An alligator is a crocodilian in the genus Alligator of the family Alligatoridae. There are two living alligator species: the American Alligator (Alligator mississippiensis) and the Chinese Alligator (Alligator sinensis). Read More

Vent Worms Like It Hot

Some worms that live on deep-sea vents can stand temperatures that most other animals on Earth won't tolerate. Now, scientists have tested these worms in the lab to find out exactly how hot the worms like it to be. It turns out that the worms prefer wate Read More

Sun Screen

When summer comes, I get sun crazy. I like to eat on the patio and lie on the beach. I walk and bike everywhere. I even bring my work outside. Soaking up the sun feels so good—as long as I'm wearing sunscreen and a hat. Read More

Killer Space Rock Snuffed Out Ancient Life

Long before dinosaurs ever lived, Earth suffered a major catastrophe that wiped out most life on the planet. About 250 million years ago, 95 percent of species in the oceans died out, along with 70 percent of species on land. New research may help explain Read More

Rocking the House

Imagine what it might be like if you were in your bedroom during an earthquake. Your bed shakes. Books and stuffed animals tumble from shelves. Your computer monitor skitters across your desk and crashes to the floor. The walls creak and groan as they fle Read More

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Girls are cool for school

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G-Tunes with a Message

G-Tunes with a Message

Making music can be fun and relaxing. For gibbons in the forests of Southeast Asia, singing is also a way to communicate. New research shows that these small apes vary the order of the notes in their... Read More

The nerve of one animal

The nerve of one animal

A vicious cancer has wiped out 70 percent of the world’s population of wild Tasmanian devils, and if nothing changes, these animals might be extinct in the wild in 30 to 50 years. But there may be hop... Read More

The bug that may have killed a dinosaur

The bug that may have killed a dinosaur

Sue is a famous Tyrannosaurus rex whose skeleton lives in the Field Museum in Chicago. Small, smooth holes in Sue’s jawbones have been a scientific mystery for years, and scientists want to know how t... Read More

Bullfrogs

Bullfrogs

The American Bull Frog uses its skin, Buccal Cavity, and lungs for respiration. Cutaneous ("skin") gas exchange is very important in all amphibians. The American Bull Frog (Rana catesbeiana)... Read More

Choosing a Preschool: What to Consider

Choosing a Preschool: What to Consider By Danielle Wood

While most schools offer some amount of circle time and fingerpaint, they are not all the same. Here's how to sort through the preschool mumbo jumbo, and pick the right place for your child. ... Read More

Polar Ice Feels the Heat

Polar Ice Feels the Heat

Can you feel the world getting warmer? Maybe you can’t, but ice across the planet’s surface has certainly been feeling the heat, according to new reports. Indeed, the dramatic shrinkage of Arctic ice—... Read More

Humans

Humans

Humans, or human beings, are bipedal primates belonging to the mammalian species Homo sapiens (Latin for "wise man" or "knowing man") under the family Hominidae (the great apes). L... Read More

Putting a Mouse on Pause

Putting a Mouse on Pause

Do you hate cold winters, or do you have a tough week coming up? Someday, you might be able to hibernate through them! Scientists have found a way to bring breathing and heart rate nearly to a stands... Read More

Prime Time for Cicadas

Prime Time for Cicadas

If it hasn't happened yet, it could occur any day now. The first signs are little holes in the ground in yards, orchards, and fields. Then, one warm evening, big, red-eyed bugs start crawling out of t... Read More

Stalking Plants by Scent

Stalking Plants by Scent

Dodder is a wiry, orange vine that steals water and nutrients from other plants. Scientists have now found that this vine chooses its victim by smell, growing its shoots in the direction of a plant's ... Read More

Pluto, plutoid: What's in a name?

Pluto, plutoid: What's in a name?

A rose by any other name would smell as sweet, wrote William Shakespeare in the play Romeo and Juliet. But what would astronomers say about a planet by any other name? ... Read More

A Micro-Dose of Your Own Medicine

A Micro-Dose of Your Own Medicine

If getting an injection isn't your idea of a good time, there's some promising news. Scientists have developed an amazing little device that could replace some injections—and pills, too. ... Read More

Fingerprinting Fossils

Fingerprinting Fossils

A bone is a bone is a bone. Or so it seems. To an untrained eye, a fossilized bone doesn't tell much of a story. Scientists, on the other hand, can date a fossil with amazing precision. They can also... Read More

The Littlest Lemurs

The Littlest Lemurs

Ziggy is not amused. The tiny creature has already been trapped in a box and hauled through the rainforest. Some of his hair has been clipped. Now, he crouches on the floor of a cage, while three pai... Read More









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