Agriculture
New Gene Fights Potato Blight
Middle school science adventures
Growing Healthier Tomato Plants
Amphibians
Tree Frogs
Newts
Frogs and Toads
Animals
Monkey Math
A Seabird's Endless Summer
New Monkey Business
Behavior
Internet Generation
Pollution at the ends of the Earth
Ear pain, weight gain
Birds
Lovebirds
Songbirds
Crows
Chemistry and Materials
Heaviest named element is official
Moon Crash, Splash
The science of disappearing
Computers
Galaxies far, far, far away
The solar system's biggest junkyard
Supersonic Splash
Dinosaurs and Fossils
Teeny Skull Reveals Ancient Ancestor
Early Birds Ready to Rumble
Ancient Critter Caught Shedding Its Skin
E Learning Jamaica
E Learning in Jamaica WIN PRIZES and try our Fun Animated Games
Results of GSAT are in schools this week
2014 GSAT Results for Jamaican Kids
Earth
On the Trail of America's Next Top Scientists
Unnatural Disasters
Hot Summers, Wild Fires
Environment
Flu river
A Vulture's Hidden Enemy
Lessons from a Lonely Tortoise
Finding the Past
Sahara Cemetery
Big Woman of the Distant Past
A Volcano's Deadly Ash
Fish
Electric Eel
Manta Rays
Seahorses
Food and Nutrition
Packing Fat
A Pepper Part that Burns Fat
Moving Good Fats from Fish to Mice
GSAT English Rules
Whoever vs. Whomever
Adjectives and Adverbs
Finding Subjects and Verbs
GSAT Exam Preparation Jamaica
The Annual GSAT Scholarships
Scotiabank Jamaica Foundation Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT) Scholarships
GSAT Practice Papers | GSAT Mathematics | Maths
GSAT Exams Jamaica Scholarships
Results of GSAT are in schools this week
42,000 students will sit for the GSAT Exam in two weeks
GSAT Practice Papers | GSAT Mathematics | Maths
GSAT Mathematics
Detecting True Art
Math and our number sense: PassGSAT.com
Deep-space dancers
Human Body
Cell Phones and Possible Health Hazards
Music in the Brain
Speedy Gene Gives Runners a Boost
Invertebrates
Tapeworms
Mollusks
Scallops
Mammals
Grizzly Bear
Caribou
Poodles
Parents
Children and Media
Choosing a Preschool: What to Consider
Expert report highlights the importance to parents of reading to children!
Physics
The Particle Zoo
Powering Ball Lightning
Einstein's Skateboard
Plants
Tracking the Sun Improves Plant Pollen
Springing forward
When Fungi and Algae Marry
Reptiles
Box Turtles
Boa Constrictors
Garter Snakes
Space and Astronomy
Melting Snow on Mars
Solving a Sedna Mystery
Evidence of a Wet Mars
Technology and Engineering
A Micro-Dose of Your Own Medicine
Drawing Energy out of Wastewater
Searching for Alien Life
The Parts of Speech
Pronouns
What is a Verb?
What is a Preposition?
Transportation
Ready, unplug, drive
Troubles with Hubble
Revving Up Green Machines
Weather
Science loses out when ice caps melt
Watering the Air
Arctic Melt
Add your Article

Welcome to the articles page!

MinksMinks - Minks

Minks

A mink is any of several furry, dark-colored, semi-aquatic, carnivorous mammals of the family Mustelidae, which also includes the weasels and the otters. The American Mink can be found in wooded areas and fields near streams and lakes. 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

Riding Sunlight

Hundreds of years ago, sailing ships carried explorers across the ocean from Europe to America and beyond. A future generation of explorers might set sail, too—not across water, but across outer space. Read More

Millipedes

The millipede's most obvious feature is its large number of legs. In fact its name is a compound word formed from the Latin roots milli ("thousand") and ped ("foot"). Read More

Butterfly Wings and Waterproof Coats

Stores are full of high-tech gadgets and gizmos that get more complicated every day. But solutions to technological problems may already exist in the natural world around us. Case in point: Two groups of scientists have come up with clever new designs for Read More

Dreams of Floating in Space

On Feb. 1, just minutes before it was scheduled to land, the space shuttle Columbia tore apart, killing all seven of its crew. Read More

Bionic Bacteria

Sometimes inanimate objects appear to act as if they're alive. Doors suddenly slam shut on their own, lights flicker on and off, or refrigerators gurgle and gasp. It's the spooky stuff of science fiction and horror movies. Get used to the idea. Read More

Great Danes

The Great Dane is a breed of dog known for its large size and gentle personality. The breed is commonly referred to as the "Gentle Giant". Read More

Holes in Martian moon mystery

The Martian moon Phobos is cratered, lumpy and about 16.8 miles long, or 3 miles longer than the island of Manhattan. According to a recent study, the moon is also unusually light. Read More

Reptiles

Many reptiles are have earned a reputation for being slow, but some can move extremely fast when threatened, or catching prey. Due to their cold blood, they must seek out sources of warmth (like a warm rock) to help balance their body temperature Read More

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 statues buried next to an ancient tomb in China Read More

How a Venus Flytrap Snaps Shut

The blink-of-an-eye closing of a Venus flytrap's leaf on a hapless fly is one of the fastest movements in the plant kingdom. Now, after more than a century of wondering how these flesh-eating plants do it, scientists have come up with an explanation. Read More

Chicken

A chicken is a type of domesticated bird which is often raised as a type of poultry. It is believed to be descended from the wild Indian and south-east Asian Red Junglefowl. They provide two sources of food frequently consumed by humans. Read More

Cousin Earth

As their search continues, astronomers are finding more and more planets orbiting nearby stars. This time, they've detected a solid planet that's just 15 light-years from Earth. Read More

Remembering Facts and Feelings

Can you describe everything you did last weekend, but you can't remember a thing from last year's social studies class? The difference may be all in your head. Read More

African Warthogs

The warthog is a wild member of the pig family that lives in Africa. They are the only widely recognised species in their genus, though some authors divide them into two species. Read More

Swordfish

Swordfish are large, highly migratory, predatory fish characterized by a long, flat bill in contrast to the smooth, round bill of the marlins. Swordfish are elongate, round-bodied, and lack teeth and scales as adults. Read More

Chipmunks

Though chipmunks are commonly depicted with their paws up to the mouth, eating peanuts, or more famously their cheeks bulging out on either side, chipmunks eat a much more diverse range of foods than just nuts. Read More

The solar system's biggest junkyard

On a clear night, you can look in the sky and see the moon and stars. You might even see the blinking light of a working satellite as it flies past, on its way around the Earth. And, even though you cannot see it, you are also looking at the largest junk Read More

Bats

Although associated with Halloween and horror movies, bats are nothing to be afraid of. Most bats live on a diet of insects, and are a big help in keeping down the insect population, while others enjoy eating fruits and vegetables. Read More

Cardinals

The Cardinals or Cardinalidae are a family of passerine birds living in North and South America. These are robust, seed-eating birds, with strong bills. They are typically associated with open woodland. The sexes usually have distinctly different. Read More

The Smell of Trust

Let's say you find yourself with a pile of extra money. You meet a banker who tells you to hand it all over to him. He'll invest it and make you rich. "Trust me," he says. Do you? Whether or not you decide to trust strangers may have something to do with Read More

Slip-sliding away

Spin around quickly for a long period of time, and you’re likely to lose your balance and fall. Strangely, a similar thing can occur with orbiting bodies such as a planet. Read More

Watching deep-space fireworks

Space is full of fireworks: Galaxies smash into each other, dying stars explode and high-energy particles race toward us at the speed of light. The most powerful explosions in the universe are brilliant flashes of light called gamma-ray bursts. Read More

Featured Ads



Unveiling Titan

Unveiling Titan

There's no place like home. Except, maybe, for Saturn's largest moon, Titan. A recent mission to this moon has found that it looks a lot like our planet. ... Read More

Underwater Jungles

Underwater Jungles

Thick forests of brown algae, called kelp, cling to the seafloor in cold waters throughout the world. There are about 100 kinds, including giant kelp, which stretch as high as 30 meters (100 feet).... Read More

Powering Ball Lightning

Powering Ball Lightning

Ball lightning is one of the strangest objects you might never see. The rare, basketball-sized fireballs occasionally form in nature after lightning strikes soil. They can float or bounce and last for... Read More

Salty, Old and, Perhaps, a Sign of Early Life

Salty, Old and, Perhaps, a Sign of Early Life

It's hard to believe today, but millions of years ago the dusty New Mexico desert was covered by a shimmering ocean. That ocean water evaporated long ago. But it left behind huge deposits of salt. Som... Read More

Beagles

Beagles

A Beagle is a medium-sized dog breed and a member of the hound group, similar in appearance to a Foxhound but smaller with shorter legs, and longer, softer ears. Beagles are scent hounds and were used... Read More

Inspired by Nature

Inspired by Nature

People do a lot of things that plants and animals can't do. We can talk and read. We can play computer games and go snowboarding—stuff that no worm or fern could ever do. ... Read More

Fishing for Fun Takes Toll

Fishing for Fun Takes Toll

Chartering a boat or taking your own vessel out to sea to go fishing for fun is a large industry. The impact of sportfishing is much bigger than previously suspected, say researchers from Florida Stat... Read More

Seabirds Deliver Arctic Pollutants

Seabirds Deliver Arctic Pollutants

Birds are famous for carrying things from place to place. Some, like homing pigeons, can be trained to deliver messages and packages. Other birds unknowingly carry pollen, burrs, and seeds that latch ... Read More

Domestic Shorthairs

Domestic Shorthairs

A Domestic shorthaired cat (DSH) is the proper name for a shorthaired cat that does not have a pedigree or belong to a recognized cat breed. Domestic shorthaired cats are characterized by a wide range... Read More

The Oily Gulf

The Oily Gulf

On the night of April 20, an explosion rocked the Deepwater Horizon. The Deepwater Horizon was a huge building or platform in the middle of the Gulf of Mexico used to drill oil from deep below the oce... Read More

Goats

Goats

The domestic goat (Capra aegagrus hircus) is a domesticated subspecies of the wild goat of southwest Asia and eastern Europe. Domestic goats are one of the oldest domesticated species. A goat is said ... Read More

Video Game Violence

Video Game Violence

We read every message that readers submit to Science News for Kids, and we learn a lot from what you say. Two articles that really got you talking looked at video games. One story argued that video ga... Read More

World’s largest lizard is venomous too

World’s largest lizard is venomous too

If you’re looking for a new pet, don’t even think about a Komodo dragon. These reptiles are the world’s largest lizards and can grow to be 10 feet long and weigh more than 300 pounds. (Roughly the wei... Read More

Dingoes

Dingoes

The dingo (Canis lupus dingo) is a type of wild dog, probably descended from the Indian Wolf (Canis lupus pallipes). It is commonly described as an Australian wild dog, but is not restricted to Austra... Read More

Who vs. Whom

Who vs. Whom

Rule Use the he/him method to decide which word is correct. he = who him = whom... Read More









Designed and Powered by HBJamaica.com™