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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
Laquintasaura. Image: Tomopteryx

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
Big Bend Power Station. Image: Wknight94

Obama Wants Tough New Anti-Pollution Law

Coal plants in the United States will have to cut their production of carbon dioxide (known as “carbon emissions”) by 30 per cent by the year 2030.

by · June 4, 2014 · Environment, News, Science
Cat Cafés To Open In Toronto, Montreal

Cat Cafés To Open In Toronto, Montreal

Soon, people in Toronto may be able to enjoy a hot chocolate or a coffee in a “cat café.”

Two groups of people in the city are trying to raise enough money to open cat cafés.

by · May 27, 2014 · Animals, Lighter
Blue Whale skeleton, Canadian Museum of Nature. Image: D. Gordon E. Robertson

Blue Whale Carcass Will Help Scientific Research

When the carcasses of nine blue whales were spotted in sea ice off the coast of Newfoundland in April, it was an environmental tragedy. Blue whales are endangered all over the world, and only about 240 now live in the western Atlantic Ocean near Canada.

by · May 25, 2014 · Animals, News, Science
A reconstructed skeleton of Argentinosaurus huinculensis, which is in the Titanosaur group. Image: Eva K.

World’s Biggest Dinosaur Found

Scientists have uncovered the fossilized bones of what may be the largest dinosaur that ever existed.

by · May 22, 2014 · Animals, News