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What Children Mean When They Say Technology Is 'Creepy'

Parents are worried over the possible effects of technology on their children, but children have their own concerns over the matter, too. What exactly do children mean when they say that technology is 'creepy?'

Feature | Tech May 20, 2019

Help Name Two Dolphins In Potomac River

Ever dreamed of naming a dolphin? Nature groups are asking for citizen help for the first time in naming two of the dolphins in Potomac River.

Animals May 19, 2019

ISS Flies Over North America, How To Spot The ISS From Where You Are

The ISS is flying over North America this weekend, giving many an opportunity to spot it in the night sky. How can one have the chance to have a look at it the next time it flies over the area?

Space May 19, 2019

100-Year Mystery Solved, Yellow Glass In Egyptian Desert Caused By Meteorite Strike

Where did the yellow glass in the Egyptian desert come from? The mystery behind the yellow glass has been going on for nearly 100 years, and now scientists may already have the answer.

Earth/Environment May 18, 2019

Bedbugs Twice As Old Than Believed, Date Back To Dinosaur Times 100 Million Years Ago

Exactly how long have bed bugs been pestering the creatures of the planet? A new study finds that the pests have been walking the Earth for the past 100 million years.

Animals May 18, 2019

Peccary Or Pig: Animal Bones Challenge Piece Of Barbados History

Researchers found evidence that the supposed 'pigs' discovered by colonizers in Barbados were actually peccary. What does this mean for Barbados' currently accepted colonial history?

Animals May 17, 2019

Choosing The Right Sunscreen For Proper Skin Protection

How does one choose the best sunscreen for proper protection from the sun? One of the important things is to choose one that will actually be regularly used.

Feature | Health May 12, 2019

Climate Change Responsible For Spread Of Deadly Frog Disease In UK

What is wiping out the frog population in UK ponds? Rising temperatures due to climate change are worsening the ranavirus epidemics threatening UK's frog population.

Animals May 12, 2019

Meteor Streaking Through Chicago Caught On Camera

A meteor streaked through Chicago skies just before midnight last friday. Security cameras in several homes were able to capture the moment that the meteor flew past the suburbs.

Space May 11, 2019

187 Countries Agree To Restrict Sending Plastic Waste To Developing Nations

Nearly 200 countries have agreed to place restrictions on the sending of plastic waste to developing countries. Now, countries have to get approval from governments before sending their plastic waste.

Earth/Environment May 11, 2019

Radioactive Carbon From Nuclear Tests Detected In Creatures From Mariana Trench

The Mariana Trench is home to the deepest part of the ocean. Even so, researchers of a new study found that even the creatures in the Mariana Trench are not spared from the effects of previous nuclear tests.

Earth/Environment May 10, 2019

NASA Declares AI SpaceFactory Winner Of 3D-Printed Mars Habitat Challenge

The winner for NASA's 3D-Printed Mars Habitat Challenge has been announced. Years after the competition opened, AI SpaceFactory takes the top prize for their design, Marsha.

Space May 10, 2019

Climate Change Causing Growth Spurt In Old Trees

Tree rings reveal that the old trees in the forests of notheastern China are experiencing a growth spurt because of climate change. What are the pros and cons of the growth spurt?

Earth/Environment May 10, 2019

Giant Basking Sharks Spotted In Numbers Not Seen Decades

Are the giant basking sharks making a population comeback? After years of occasional sightings, recent sightings catch the sharks in numbers not seen in decades.

Animals May 10, 2019

Life Thriving In Antarctic Because Of Penguin And Seal Poop

What is driving the life hotspots in the Antarctic? Life is not easy to come by in the desolate area, but penguin and seal poop enrich the soil and contributes to the biodiversity.

Earth/Environment May 10, 2019

Mountain's 'Fire-Breathing' For Thousands Of Years Due To Underground Methane, Study Finds

What is the mystery behind Turkey's Flames of Chimaera that has been burning for thousands of years? Researchers of a new study say that underground methane is causing the 'fire which never goes out.'

Earth/Environment May 4, 2019

India To Launch Chandrayaan-2 Spacecraft In July For Historic Moon Mission

Dates are finally set for the launch of India’s Chandrayaan-2 for their moon mission. Will India be the next nation to send a spacecraft to the moon?

Space May 4, 2019

Renewables Produced More Energy Than Coal In The United States For The First Time

Are renewable energy sources poised to take over coal? Reports show that America's energy production from renewables surpassed coal in April and may continue to do so.

Energy May 4, 2019

Human 'Fingerprint' On Drought Goes Back 100 Years, How Is Drought Affecting The World Today?

Researchers have found a human 'fingerprint' in relation to the world's drought condition in the last 100 years. How is drought impacting the world today?

Earth/Environment May 3, 2019

Seagulls Caught Photobombing London Traffic Cameras, Now Nicknamed 'Steve' And 'Graeme'

Who are London's newest traffic reporters? Two seagulls have been photobombing London's traffic camera feed this past week, to the amusement of many people online.

Feature | Culture May 3, 2019

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