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Chris Hadfield’s New Goal: Help Raise The Standard Of Living (For Everyone On The Planet)

Former astronaut Chris Hadfield changed the way we look at space, through his recent stint on the International Space Station.

While he was in space, Hadfield made videos and took photos, letting everyone on Earth know what it was like to live in space and what he learned there.

by · October 7, 2014 · News, Science
Earth’s Water Older Than The Earth Itself: Scientists

Earth’s Water Older Than The Earth Itself: Scientists

How can the water you get from your tap be older than the Earth, the sun and the solar system?
That’s not possible, right?

by · October 6, 2014 · News, Science
Cosmonaut Yelena Serova. Image: NASA/Bill Stafford

First Russian Woman On ISS

Cosmonaut Elena Serova arrived on the International Space Station (ISS) on September 26, becoming the first Russian woman to join the crew of the space station.
Serova and two other astronauts made the six-hour flight in a Russian Soyuz spacecraft. They docked with the ISS while orbiting 364 kilometres above the Earth.

by · September 28, 2014 · News, Science
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Genetically Modified Salmon: Food or ‘Frankenfish’?

A company called AquaBounty Technologies has created a new type of salmon that grows twice as fast as regular salmon.
Now it wants permission to sell the salmon as food.
But many people, including some scientists, say the company should not be allowed to farm or sell the salmon until we know more about the possible effects it could have on the environment and on human health.

by · September 24, 2014 · Health, News, Science
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Scientists Explain How Asteroid Impact Led To Dinosaur Extinction

Most scientists agree that dinosaurs became extinct after a huge asteroid (space rock) struck the Earth. Now, an international team of researchers thinks they can show exactly why the asteroid caused dinosaurs died out.

by · September 21, 2014 · Animals, News, Science
Nutella. Image: Joyce Grant

Don’t Bother Stockpiling Nutella Just Yet

A combination of bad weather and disease has damaged much of this year’s hazelnut crop.
Now people are worried that they will have to pay more for Nutella, the popular chocolate-hazelnut spread, and other products that contain hazelnuts.

by · September 11, 2014 · Environment, News
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New Dinosaur Species Found in Venezuela

A previously unknown species of dinosaur that was found in South America has given scientists some surprising new information about the Early Jurassic period.

The dinosaur was discovered by an international team of scientists in Venezuela, a country on the northern coast of South America.

by · September 2, 2014 · Animals, News, Science
The map shows how much warmer temperatures were in 2000-2009 compared to average temperatures recorded between 1951 and 1980. The most extreme warming, shown in red, was in the Arctic. Image: NASA

Ancient Beetle Fossils Helping Scientists Understand Global Warming

Beetle fossils found in an ancient lake bed in British Columbia are helping scientists to understand global warming in the past and the present.

Fossilized palm bruchine beetles were discovered at the McAbee fossil site near Cache Creek, B.C., by scientists from Simon Fraser University.

by · July 28, 2014 · Animals, Environment, News, Science
The Foldscope would replace microscopes such as these. Image: Thelmadatter

Paper Microscopes Will Make Science More Accessible

Manu Prakash, a scientist and professor at Stanford University in California, thinks all kids should have a chance to study science.

His new invention – an inexpensive paper microscope called the Foldscope – just might make that possible.

by · June 26, 2014 · News, Science, Technology
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Bees Go Buzz… Or Sum Sum… Or Vizzz

We all know that a pig says “oink” and a cow says “moo,” right?

Well, that’s true if you live in North America and you speak English.

But what about in other countries and languages? Do animals say different things?

by · June 24, 2014 · Animals, News