There are many people who study the universe, and try to understand it. One of the most famous was Albert Einstein. Last week, scientists discovered something that adds some evidence to Einstein’s most famous theory, “relativity.”
Newly Discovered Frog Looks Like Kermit
Recently, a scientist discovered a type of frog that looks a lot like Kermit. Kermit the Frog is a muppet—a well-known puppet frog who has bulgy eyes and is a special shade of green.
Scientists Now Certain There Is Water On Mars
Scientists at NASA announced last week that they have found evidence of liquid water on Mars. The discovery has given scientists new hope that some form of life might exist on the planet.
Philae Spacecraft Wakes Up
Philae is a spacecraft that was sent on an important mission by scientists at the European Space Agency (ESA) about 10 years ago. It took a decade to reach its destination, an icy comet known as 67P.
Making Glue Less Sticky
Getting that last drop of glue out of the bottle will soon be easier, thanks to a new lubricant called LiquiGlide.
A lubricant is a substance that reduces friction between two surfaces. LiquiGlide reduces the friction between the walls of a container and the liquid it holds so the contents will slide out more easily.
Scientists Make Batteries From Packing Peanuts
A team of researchers from Purdue University in the United States has found a way to use pesky packing peanuts to make rechargeable batteries.
Orphaned Spirit Bear Gets New Home
When a young spirit bear named Clover wakes up from his winter hibernation, he will have a new home waiting for him. Clover, who is almost three years old, lives at the B.C. Wildlife Park near Kamloops, British Columbia.
North American Lobsters Invading British Waters
Some unwelcome visitors from North America have been turning up in the waters off the coast of Great Britain.
North American lobsters have been found in lobster traps in the North Sea, far from their native habitat.
Climate Change, Not Hunting, Killed Off Mastodons
Mastodons in Canada’s north were probably wiped out by the start of a new Ice Age, and not by human hunters, according to a new scientific study.
Early humans have commonly been blamed for hunting mastodons to extinction in North America.
And A Partridge In A Pear Tree… Check!
The 115th Christmas Bird Count is officially underway.
The count is an annual census of local and migratory birds and it’s organized by the National Audubon Society. From December 14 to January 5, volunteers will gather in more than 2,000 locations in North, Central and South America to count the birds in their area.