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AlexisC-Kut Soprano seeks to go where no singer has gone before

Wow I can't believe that no one else thought of this before I think that this is a amazing idea!!! I love to sing and I always wanted to go to space but I would never thought of this. I love how other people are helping out Sarah. I love this article so much that I did some research on this ans Sarah said" It;s been an unusual path that has taken me to this point and it hasn't been an easy journey, but I've found a lot about myself". Also on the website it said that Sarah was the eighth space tourist and follows Cirque de Soleil founder Guy Laliberte who made the trip in 2009. I love this article so much and I can't wait to see Sarah in space!!

03/31/15
BFinn-Kut Baseball pitcher excels with only one hand

This is cool because it teaches you that you can do anything you put your mind to. This kid is a insperation to all people that think they can't do somthing.

03/31/15
CateS-Kut Case of missing paintings unsolved after 25 years

I think that it is so weird that they still can't find the thieves or the artwork with all of the technology that the FBI and police have!! I think the thieves thought out their plan a lot. I think this because you would guess that the artwork would be sealed up in a case or something. I wonder if they will find the artwork soon because of that big reward!!

03/31/15
CraigD Frozen Fever, take two?

I think the creators of Walt Disney would get all the gain because it was their idea to make Frozen 2. In Frozen 1 after the movie they made 1.3 billion dollars and they made a massive merchandise of a sale. I can not wait until Frozen 2.

03/31/15
ZackJ-Kut 17-year-old picked to create new “Tom Sawyer”

tom sower is a classic book about a boy who is lazy he has kids do his job in till the next book was in the series hukbarry fin and tom sower.

03/31/15
JackR-5 Ancient salamander was as long as a car!

Fossils for a new dinosaur have been found. The new dinosaur looks like a salamander. It had very large teeth, and a very large body. The dig for this dinosaur began in 2009, and has lasted for several years. The dinosaur fossils are about the size of a small car. It would look very weird in today's world, because it looks like a giant salamander. Scientists think that the dinosaur live in lakes and rivers. I think that it is cool that new dinosaurs are being discovered today. This dinosaur seems very big and scary.

03/31/15
JackR-5 Wild horses may save threatened butterflies

In the Soviet Union, there is some invasive grasses. They think that a couple of animals being introduced should limit the grasses. They are putting the animals in a small militarized base. They think that the animals will eat the grasses, causing them to go away.The figure that the grasses have been doing fine for thousands of years with the animals, so it will work now. Scientists say that these animals are the best for this. I think that the animals would help the grasses. It should be a successful experiment.

03/31/15
gracec-DeP For archaeologists, ancient bones are like Christmas

it helps us stop the deadly diseases and find out more about them.It tells us about are past and all about the different time periods .

03/31/15
amym-DeP For archaeologists, ancient bones are like Christmas

Although the Londoners were annoyed by the noise, the artifacts will help scientists learn more about the plague and black death. If they can learn more about a deadly disease it can help prevent more diseases like this today. What would happen if the plague came back???

03/31/15
clairem-DeP For archaeologists, ancient bones are like Christmas

Even though this project is very noisy and "disruptive" to the Londoners, in the end it will benefit them because from the bones the scientists found out how the people back then got sick. Because of that doctors will be able to make these sicknesses not occur anymore with information about these sicknesses.

03/31/15
rosiem-DeP For archaeologists, ancient bones are like Christmas

When they say "When you are doing something like this, you do feel a connection with them." i thought that it could be true because their spirit is still there but the flesh and what they look like is not.

03/31/15
anneh-DeP For archaeologists, ancient bones are like Christmas

They will benefit from the bones, because the bones will help them to learn more about how people lived and died. So, they can make more cures to sickness.

03/31/15
mkb-DeP For archaeologists, ancient bones are like Christmas

eventually it will benifit them beacause they can learn more about their history and the city and how much it has changed.
i found it intresting about the sicknesses yet sad
a question i have is..... if the people whose bones are being digged are looking down from heaven will they be mad that people found them and are digging up there bones?
also will they feel disrespected that they are building a train station above their taritory
- MK :) :) :) :) :)

03/31/15
charlottef-DeP For archaeologists, ancient bones are like Christmas

It will benefit because they will eventually find out when Londoners were founded. They will figure out many different things about their history. It will pay off when it's done.

03/31/15
corinr-DeP For archaeologists, ancient bones are like Christmas

I think that the Londoners would benefit because they want to know how this can be cured and more history. Also they can learn more about London in the 1300-1400s.

03/31/15
sophieb-DeP For archaeologists, ancient bones are like Christmas

I think these archaeologists will benefit the past, the findings they make will show us what people did, or what they wore. Maybe it will show us what they ate or drank. I could show us how they died. When they find the bones they can compare our modern day life to olden day times. It could find out new diseases and look for a cure.

03/31/15
rachelp-DeP For archaeologists, ancient bones are like Christmas

People will benifit because the researchers will be able to tell the world about lost time and will help save the world by this information

03/31/15
samst-DeP For archaeologists, ancient bones are like Christmas

I think it will benefit the Londoners because they have new history, and now the history is right here because there is a new town.
;)

03/31/15
sophiaj-DeP For archaeologists, ancient bones are like Christmas

I think the Londoners will benefit because this disease was killing their ancestors, and now they'll know what why and all that stuff. Also, it's really cool that all these bones are there, but I don't like that they're going to build a train station right over where people were buried, even after they've been taken out. :-(

03/31/15
Lillianc-Pav Icebergs? In Massachusetts?

This is pretty interesting. My family and i go to cape cod a couple times a year, only twenty minutes away from Wellfleet. But, these "icebergs" are over 5 and 6 feet tall! I really hope to be able to see these.

03/31/15
Laurad-Pav Serbian women want to save magic carpets

These women are so impersonation. They are going to continue making these magical carpets because they are afraid of them dying out. They are doing this because they believe in it. People should take these women's stories and try doing something similar. Try bringing something back that you really loved and see if others follow.

03/31/15
Maxc-Pav Mario, for real?

That's really cool, I really like Mario Kart and this is a pretty nice representation of it, though I'm not really sure what Luigi's holding back there. It looks like it's in Japan...because the writing on the karts are in Japanese, and it's just really cool to see in real life.

03/31/15
Time-Pav Does lightning ever strike twice?

My Uncle has been struck by lightning three times! I do believe that lightning can strike twice because of what has happened to my uncle. Don't worry everyone her is fine and is a college professor and is completely fine!

03/31/15
Miah-Pav Blind dog lost in Alaska finally found

This story is heart warming and I'm glad they found the dog. It was a miracle how the blind dog was found after walking 10 miles in -40 degree weather!

03/31/15
Jenniferf-Pav Does lightning ever strike twice?

Wow that's really crazy(or should i say shocking)! To think that someone could be hit by lightning 7 times in there lifetime is scary. I remember reading in a book a long time ago about a person who got hit by lightning and ended up surviving, but had bad head aches and had trouble remembering things as well as seeing. The really strange thing though is that he was hit by lightning a second time,BUT instead of suffering from anymore conditions, he Actually regain his sight and did not suffer any headaches or having trouble remembering things anymore. Lightning works in strange ways.

03/31/15
Catherineh-Pav Does lightning ever strike twice?

There are many saying that are made up to make people feel better, for example lightening never strikes twice. With the example of lightening never strikes twice, it makes people feel better because when the lightening strikes once, people then feel that the storm is over and that they are safe again. Although some of these sayings don't make logical sense, they make sense in their own special ways. For example when the saying doesn't apply to yourself then it will not make any sense and doesn't make you feel anything inside, but when the saying does apply to yourself it will most likely make you feel good and it will make your circumstances feel not as bad as they really are.

03/31/15
Katherineh-Pav Frozen Fever, take two?

I am so excited that they are making a sequel to Frozen! The first movie was definitely one that everybody loved, so I am positive that everyone will love this one too. I hope that Indina Menzel comes back to the movie because she really was a big and amazing role in the movie. In my opinion, the sequel will be just as popular as the first one. I am definitely going to see this movie! I can't wait!

03/31/15
Reillym-Pav Frozen Fever, take two?

This is so exciting to hear! The first Frozen was extraordinary. The fever spread like wild fire. Everywhere you went there was something from Frozen. In stores there were Elsa and Ana hats and Olaf dolls etc. Maybe Frozen two will be even better! I wonder what the plot for frozen two is going to be.

03/31/15
Annamariea-Pav Wild horses may save threatened butterflies

It is cool how these horses are able to keep the environment safe by keeping some types of plants from hurting endangered species, especially butterflies. The horses are living on good grassy lands, and still are able to help keep the environment around them safe.

03/31/15
Miag-Pav 17-year-old picked to create new “Tom Sawyer”

Mark Twain is by far one of my favorite authors, and undoubtedly one of the greatest of all time. I find it so exciting that a new play adaptation of "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer" will soon be written; it is a timeless narrative which deserves to live on beyond the lifetime of its author. It is imperative that classic literature is archived, protected, and revived for generations to come, since it is a major part of our history. Although people come and go, literature is timeless, and shall live on forever.

03/31/15
Christopherb-Pav Give me an N. Give me a Y. (for a the highest bid)

I think that it is cool that people can buy these clearly overpriced letters but seriously they should be displayed because they are in a big part of the history of the Yankee stadium. These letters should not be for sale, and i think it is interesting that they would sell these letters.

03/31/15
Joni-Pav Was the dress black and blue or gold and white?

This dress is a perfect representation of life and at first i loved its design and thought it was white and gold but after hours upon hours of looking at it i realized that it is red and green and it openned my eyes to a whole new life :)

03/31/15
Lindsaya-Pav Frozen Fever, take two?

I am very excited for the new Frozen movie! The first one had a great story line and message, and I'm sure everyone is thrilled there is a sequel to follow, especially with Josh Gad returning as Olaf.

03/31/15
Miah-Pav She’s the only female taxi driver in Afghanistan

Sarah Bahai is a brave person who inspires all women of Afghanistan. This article as about a 40 year old woman who is a taxi driver in Afghanistan. Women working outside of their home in this country are discouraged and finding one is very rare.

03/31/15
Elenao-Pav Baseball pitcher excels with only one hand

It truly is so fascinating that a person with this obstacle in their life can overcome it, and achieve so much throughout their career. It is not easy to get out there in the business world, but with a mindset like his I believe that if we all follow his inspirational hard work we can become as achieved as him.

03/31/15
Lillianc-Pav 17-year-old picked to create new “Tom Sawyer”

i think that giving an aspiring playwright the chance to continue the legacy of Tom Sawyer is a great idea. Especially if he intends to keep the story as close to Mark Twain's as he can. Allowing Tom Sawyer to be rewritten will give it the chance to live on and will revolutionize it, and appeal to newer generations. I personally have never read it, but I wish i had.

03/31/15
SeabassK-5 For archaeologists, ancient bones are like Christmas

This article is about bodies and bones being found in Bedlam. Now scientists hope their centuries-old skeletons can reveal information about how long-ago Londoners lived. And about the bubonic plague that often killed them. Archaeologists have announced that they have begun excavating the bones of some 3,000 people interred in the 16th and 17th centuries. The remains now lie in the path of the Crossrail transit line. The subways will be poured over by scientists. Almost every shovelful of earth has uncovered a piece of history. What they have found includes bison and mammoth bones, Roman horseshoes, medieval ice skates and the remains of a moated manor house. "It's going to be archaeologically the most important sample we have of the population of London from the 16th and 17th centuries," Carver said. It was the world's first asylum for the mentally ill. The hospital's name is a corruption of the word Bethlehem. Today, bedlam has become a synonym for chaos. Tests on the bones by osteologists may reveal where these Londoners came from, what they ate and what ailed them. There were four outbreaks of the deadly disease over the two centuries the cemetery was in use. One was the Great Plague that killed 100,000 people in 1665. Carver says researchers will analyze DNA taken from pulp in the skeletons' teeth to help fill in the "evolutionary tree of the plague bacteria." The technique was used to discover the plague bacterium. Its scientific name is Yersinia pestis. Researchers found it in 14th-century skeletons excavated at another Crossrail site. Many were victims of the Black Death that wiped out half the city's population in 1348. But Telfer says she never forgets that these fragile bones were once living, breathing individuals. Will the Londoners postpone the date to open that railroad? What different types of bubonic plague are there? How was it so deadly to the people in Bedlam? Have most of us built immunities to this disease?

03/31/15
Reillym-Pav Baseball pitcher excels with only one hand

This is so inspiring! It really shows how good Carter Smith is when his coach says he rather him on the mound than anyone else. He has really overcome this obstacle and showed people that you can achieve anything with the right mindset.

03/31/15
Meghans-Pav Baseball pitcher excels with only one hand

This article is really inspiring and I enjoyed reading about it. After reading this article the motivation of Carter Smith has inspired me to never give up and to strive to be the best I can be. Carter Smith had a huge disadvantage in the game but he persevered through it and became one of the best pitchers on the field. His determination and endless practice should be proof to everyone that if you have a goal and you work to achieve it you can do anything.

03/31/15
Joni-Pav Frozen Fever, take two?

Froven is the best movie ever. It really changed my life. It showed me the way to live and i owe it everything and i love this movie so much and watch it everyday.

03/31/15
Lindsaya-Pav Discovering weird new species in the open ocean

This article is very intriguing because so much of our oceans is unknown. To discover what lays beneath the ocean's surface opens up an entire new world.

03/31/15
Catherineh-Pav King Richard III gets funeral, 530 years after death

It's crazy how the Kings bones were found in a parking lot. I wonder how after all of these years they finally found the bones. It seems that the investigators stopped looking for his bones a long time ago. I can't imagine how the family must have felt when they couldn't find the body. I think that it is really good for the country to find their king. Its also very impressive how they did a big ceremony for the King even though he has been dead for 530 years. It is also amazing how the construction workers found his body in the parking lot, if I were the workers I wouldn't know what to do with the bones. It is great for them to find the body and to give the King the ceremony that he deserves.

03/31/15
Laurad-Pav Baseball pitcher excels with only one hand

Carter Smith worked hard to get where he is today. He should be really proud of how far he has come. His story is really empowering. People should take him as a role model. You can do anything you want to do no matter if you have two hands or one. All you have to do is put in the time and effort to reach your goals.

03/31/15
Miag-Pav Discovering weird new species in the open ocean

It's almost incredible to think that there are so many underwater species that are still unknown to man. We are currently aware of approximately 3,000 marine species, yet there is still so much to learn! It is an excellent representation of how vast and unexplored the Earth is, and how much we still do not know about what is lurking just beneath the surface.

03/31/15
Meghans-Pav Baseball pitcher excels with only one hand

This article is really inspiring and I enjoyed reading about it. After reading this article the motivation of Carter Smith has inspired me to never give up and to strive to be the best I can be. Carter Smith had a huge disadvantage in the game but he persevered through it and became one of the best pitchers on the field. His determination and endless practice should be proof to everyone that if you have a goal and you work to achieve it you can do anything.

03/31/15
Enyam-Pav Wild horses may save threatened butterflies

I really think this is a great idea! It might seem crazy to a few people but, you never know until you try!! i do think that the horses could save the butterflies because its the grass that is making them extinct and the horses are really just eating and saving the butterflies!

03/31/15
Rachelc-Pav Young scientists impress Obama at White House

I think it's great that kids so young are trying to make a huge difference in our country. Also, the fact that President Obama is recognizing the efforts and inventions of the young scientists of our country is amazing. The fact that the president wanted to be able to pledge them and take a look at all their creations is really phenomenal, and it should inspire many of the children of our country to follow in their footsteps. They are not only inspirations and role models to other young scientists out there, but a good example that anyone so young could make a difference in helping the people who are paralyzed or arthritic to be able to read books despite their disabilities.

03/31/15
Chloes-Pav Frozen Fever, take two?

As I am reading this I am jumping for joy inside for both my younger friends and myself. Frozen was a hit and the music is amazing. I hope Idina Menzel is going to be Elsa in Frozen 2. The message in frozen is different than most Disney movies showing the love between sisters. I can not wait for the sequel to this amazing moving. Frozen is always going to be amazing and is a new classic.

03/31/15
Christopherb-Pav Ancient salamander was as long as a car!

I think it is very interesting to see animals from back in time because it shows the earths history of how far we have come and how animals have evolved.

03/31/15
Maxc-Pav Ancient salamander was as long as a car!

Well I guess this is "more than yesterday"'s news, I sure hope they can "dig up" more information on this, because this is a rather "super" topic, they may have to dig more than "six feet" under, I hope we'll find new(t) info in the future.

03/31/15
Joni-Pav Baseball pitcher excels with only one hand

I agree young lad this guy was in a stupor but he was a trooper. Baseball is his passion and he is really a true bright and shining star. :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

03/31/15
Time-Pav Baseball pitcher excels with only one hand

This is truly very inspiring, and I now look up to this man very much! I send my best wishes to him and his college baseball career.

03/31/15
HannahM-3 Wild horses may save threatened butterflies

About twenty five years ago, there was a Soviet Union training camp in an area. Today, that area is a sanctuary for wild animals. Wild horses will be put in the sanctuary to eat invasive grasses. By doing this, animals such as the Mountain Alcon Blue butterfly and the Star Gentian flowering plant are being helped from becoming endangered. There are more than thirty threatened species in this area that the horses and scientists are helping. I think that having the horses eat all the invasive grass is a great idea. Its is cool that animals like horses can help to save threatened species in Europe.

03/31/15
gracei-DeP For archaeologists, ancient bones are like Christmas

They will be benefited because most of the shovels uncovered a piece of history. They found lots of history and they could help people learn about that time.

03/31/15
dyland-DeP For archaeologists, ancient bones are like Christmas

I think it will benefit the Londoners because they have new pieces of history, and now the history is right in front of them because it is in there town.

03/31/15
kaylamj-DeP For archaeologists, ancient bones are like Christmas

This brought noise and disruption for Londoners because just hearing about bodies being dug up may make them feel uncomfortable. I mean these are dead bodies, if I heard about that I would be interested but still disturbed and disgusted..

03/31/15
sadiel-DeP For archaeologists, ancient bones are like Christmas

So they can see how the Plague started and they could find out about more of the history in that time when the plague happened- by Emma Denson and Sadie Lemkau

03/31/15
gracer-DeP For archaeologists, ancient bones are like Christmas

Critical thinking challenge: For Londoners, this project has brought years of noise and disruption. But ultimately they will benefit. How?

They will be successful after they finish their discovery about the bones and the plague. They would help many people and we would learn more about the history of the bones.

03/31/15
isabellaa-DeP For archaeologists, ancient bones are like Christmas

it benefits because almost every dig has uncovered a piece of history, they have found things such as, mammoth bones, Roman horseshoes and medieval ice skates

03/31/15
ering-DeP For archaeologists, ancient bones are like Christmas

Me and Ayla think that it will benefit people because as they know more about the sickness that could help them find a cure for it because many people are suffering from it right now!:(

03/31/15
ashleyco-McM Baseball pitcher excels with only one hand

You can participate in professional sports without being a player by being a coach. Or,you could also help the players practice before or after the game.

03/31/15
devonh-McM Wild horses may save threatened butterflies

in 1991 the invasive plants began to spread after the soviet troops. they put 14 mare horses in the closed in 99 acre area so that the animals eat the invasive grass

03/31/15
dominicb-McM Wild horses may save threatened butterflies

I think that it is great that the soviet troops left the ground, because it had good effects on the wild horses such as a home and grass to eat. Although sheep didn't make it well in this area, the horses did. The horses are saving endangered plants and animals. If the soviets still lived in that area, or if it was made into a town, the horses, plants, and animals that are endangered wouldn't be there.

03/31/15
chassec-McM Wild horses may save threatened butterflies

I think that the idea that they had is good and I am glad they are trying to help. But the only thing is that the article doesn't mention anything about butterflies. It only mentions horses, soldiers, and plants. Butterflies could live on the plants, but I don't remember reading about butterflies.

03/31/15
jessicah-McM Wild horses may save threatened butterflies

The idea is very great. Butterflies like to sit on horse feces while warming there wings. What if the horse accidentally steps on the feces while walking and kill the butterfly? Wouldn't you want to save the butterflies than getting them crushed? People enjoy the bright beautiful colors on the butterflies wings. I feel like the author did not explain how the butterflies are endangered. Since they are endangered, wouldn't you want to keep the baby butterflies in small cages so they would be born when you knew, and you could keep count of the population.

03/31/15
SOsborne How to build the perfect snowman

because glue is white and maybe they mix the snow with the glue and because it has to be in the middle so it doesn't go all crazy. i think i like this story because it's cool to see how it's mix with snow and glue.

03/31/15
ConnerC-Kut For archaeologists, ancient bones are like Christmas

I think honestly that there shouldn't be a cross-rail project in 2018. I think this because what if there might be little findings of DNA on any skeletons and the whole thing might of been a bust and a waste of money? On the other hand, if these archaeologists can find some DNA on the dead, I would say there is a chance of finding that plague somewhere.

03/31/15
SOsborne Man who walks 21 miles to and from work gets help

maybe because there was a man that took really good care of him and i think this story is cool because this man walk 21 miles to work everyday.

03/31/15
SoleilE-5 17-year-old picked to create new “Tom Sawyer”

A 17-year old playwright, Noah Altshuler, has been chosen to write a stage adaptation of "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer." Altshuler wants to keep the play as close to the text as possible with little artistic "liberty." He also has access to Twain's archives and has the ability to travel to help him write the story. Noah is very excited for the opportunity since he loves Mark Twain's work.
I think it is amazing that such a young person has such an important role, it speaks volumes about the often understated intelligence of most young adults. Having grown up in Arlington, Massachusetts (just a few miles away from Cambridge) , I can completely understand what made Noah so adept at his craft. That area is very intellectual and liberal. I think Noah's opportunity should inspire people from less intellect-based places (like California) to embrace academia more because it clearly pays off.

03/30/15
SoleilE-5 Young scientists impress Obama at White House

This year's White House Science Fair focused on STEM education for kids and teens. The winning projects presented included a Lego page turner and batteries that can run on Carbon Dioxide. The president talked to the students who made the products to congratulate them. He was especially impressed by a Lego page turner that could help paralyzed patients read.
I think it is great that these students receive such major acknowledgment for their accomplishments. Every year, the Science Olympiad team gets certificates from state senators congratulating us on our inevitable victory at regionals. While the recognition is nice, it is also fairly meaningless. However, this year, an ambassador actually came and presented them to us and personally congratulated the team. That made all the difference, so I can only imagine how great it was for those kids.

03/30/15
LukeMM-5 Baseball pitcher excels with only one hand

This article is about a college baseball player who was born missing his right hand but he still pitches and Is very good at it too. When he pitches he rests his glove on his right forearm and throws with his left then he slips his left hand into his glove and gets ready to field then after he fields the ball he uses his right arm to take off the glove then he throws the ball with his left hand

03/30/15
JuliaA-3 Ancient salamander was as long as a car!

Fossil remains of a previously unknown species of a crocodile-like "super salamander" have been found in Southern Portugal. The super salamander grew up to six feet in length, and was a top predator more than 200 million years ago. It lived in lakes and rivers, and are the ancestors of modern amphibians such as frogs, University of Edinburgh researchers said. The team said the species has officially been given the name Metoposaurus algarvensis. I find this "super salamander" to be very interesting. It is very different than other amphibians, and is a great new discovery to science. It's discovery also makes me wonder what else is hidden beneath the earth's crust. What else have we humans not found? There might be thousands and thousands of organisms that were haven't even gotten close to discovering yet.

03/30/15
JuliaA-3 Wild horses may save threatened butterflies

What is now a sanctuary that holds wilds animals which could potentially save endangered species, was a military zone where Soviet troops held exercises. A herd of 14 wild mares from Britain's Exmoor National Park were moved in January to the former Milovice military base. After a period of acclimatization in a small enclosure, the horses were released to a 99-acre area. Their task is to stop the spread of invasive grasses. The animals should also help some 30 threatened species in the area. The species include the Mountain Alcon Blue butterfly and the Star Gentian flowering plant. The animals could take care of themselves, cost very little to maintain, and were a huge help to the land. I find the idea of the horses to be very useful. Its a natural way to get rid of unwanted plants, while also providing a home for wild horses. I wonder how long the horses will stay in the area? What if they left, or eventually died out? I wonder how many species the horses could save in the long run?

03/30/15
MarisaG-Kut Does lightning ever strike twice?

Wow i cant believe that lighting strikes a lot. I could never image how it feels to get struck by lightning 7 times in my lifetime! I still cant believe that Roy is still alive i mean he must be pretty lucky. Wow I'd be pretty scared to watch lighting 50 times a second!

03/30/15
MaxG-4 17-year-old picked to create new “Tom Sawyer”

This article is about an up and coming playwright that is 17 years old. He has a passion for the works of Mark Twain and plans to make a play about it to ignite people interests in it and bring it forward to a new generation. Which is his yet he talks like its not. He has been given access to the archives and is only using the original versions of the stories. He has been researching and is going to make at close to the original as possible.

03/30/15
APangaro-1 Ancient salamander was as long as a car!

Fossil remains of what is called a "super salamander" were found in southern Portugal. The salamander was as long as a small car and was a top predator more than 200 million years ago. Researches have said that that they grew up to six feet long and lived in lakes and rivers. The species was called the Metoposaurus algarvenis. The dig began in 2009 and took several years after that to find the fossil. I think that this amphibian was also an ancestor of dinosaurs because of its large size and especially because paleontologists believe that they lived at the same time the dinosaurs began their dominance.

03/30/15
devonm-3 Ancient salamander was as long as a car!

Also is found of a massive creature. A fossil of an H and salamander is found and it is as large as the car well a small car at that. It is called a super salamander. The dig began in 2009 and is finished now.The fossil remains were found in southern Portugal. The species group was quite large and theywould grow up to 6 feet long. These creatures lived in lakes and rivers. That's exciting the new species was discovered. I wonder what caused it to dial out. How did salamanders now days get so stop their ancestors were so big.

03/30/15
APangaro-1 17-year-old picked to create new “Tom Sawyer”

Noah Altshuler, seventeen years old, was chosen by the Mark Twain House and Museum in Hartford, Connecticut to write a play from the famous novel, "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer." To help get his creative juices flowing he is going to visit a few key places like, Hannibal, Missouri and Elmira, New York. Altshuler has been named a "playwright-in-residence" and will have access to Twian's archives. I think that Noah will write a creative play that will really catch the audience's attention. He wants to "capture the energy and excitement of someone living the life of To Sawyer."

03/30/15
devonm-3 Wild horses may save threatened butterflies

Horses are saving endangered species of butterflies.Mountain I'll can blue butterfly is an endangered species and the big hope animal a horse is saving them. The horses go together and they keep the area where the butterflies live occupies so no one builds there. These animals take up large areas of space. It's great that one species can help out another. The worst probably doesn't know that it is helping a butterfly but in the end it is.

03/30/15
JackD-3 Ancient salamander was as long as a car!

This article was about how there were really big salamander fossils found. These fossils were about the size of a small car in length. Compared to anything today, it looks much different. The fossils had many many teeth and were at the top of the food chain when they were alive. This amphibian fed on mostly fish and other dinosaurs or mammals that got near the water. These remains were found in Portugal.

I thought that this article was very interesting and I especially liked the detail they gave for the salamanders. I really hope to see some six foot salamander remains someday in a museum.

03/30/15
BiancaB-3 What is the origin of applause?

This article was about the origin of applause. No one really knows when people first started clapping, but it is a ancient behavior. Many people in the past time would clap. It began to catch on during the Roman times. Crowds would clap and slap and waive their togas as a sign of approval to their Emperor. However, not only did humans clap. Monkeys and chimpanzees also clap all the time. They clap as a sign of distraction. I personally have always wondered why we smack our hands together when we want to honor someone or something. Clapping is an odd manner, however it is a normal gesture.

03/30/15
BiancaB-3 Ancient salamander was as long as a car!

After reading this article I learned a lot about Salamanders. This in particular salamander is not just any other salamander. The salamander is very very large. It grew to be the size of about a small car. Not only is it incredibly large, but this creature is also very powerful. They are at the top of their food chain. Not only did they eat all of the fish in their area, but they also ate some animals on shore. Unfortunately they then became extinct. The super salamander live 200 million years ago. I personally would be terrified if I came across a salamander. They look scary.

03/30/15
JackD-3 Does lightning ever strike twice?

This article was about how lightning does strike twice. The old saying was meant to mean that bad things won't happen to you twice. Like the same bad thing will not happen twice to you. This saying is very wrong and lightning really does strike more than once. In fact lightning strikes the Empire State building about twenty five times a year. Even people can get hit by lightning more than once.

I thought that this article was interesting because it proved a very old saying completely wrong. I really enjoyed this article.

03/30/15
LillyF-Kut Lost her head?

she is an ice scatter that is bending her back so far that you could barely see her head. that is a very hard trick to do and it takes lots of practice.

03/30/15
MailanN-4 Baseball pitcher excels with only one hand

This is really inspirational and I like how this boy Carter Smith has not let his disability of only having one hand take over what he can do he knows that he can do so much better than just lying around so instead he has pursued to be a baseball player so he plays left-handed since he doesn't have a right hand and never had it because he was born with out a hand. He is a very inspirational boy that I'm sure has encouraged many people to pursue and do it they want to do instead of letting their disadvantages and disabilities take over them.

03/30/15
LillyF-Kut Serbian women want to save magic carpets

I love the idea of magic carpets but, if I could only make one square per. month than I probably would get bored with it. I think that sense this lady is dedicated to her work and has fun doing it she should stick with it. I like how even though our world and society has evolved/upgraded, she doesn't. She sticks with her hobby, that soon became a FAD, that was popular in her generation. She feels she shouldn't give it up because everyone else did.... she chooses to be different.

03/30/15
AndreasG-Kut Baseball pitcher excels with only one hand

I think it amazing how resilient this disabled person is. I mean he throws pitches that most pitchers dream to throw. I forgot the name but there was a pitcher who had one hand that pitched then quickly put the mitt on.

03/30/15
AndreasG-Kut Young scientists impress Obama at White House

ok well, right off the bati can't believe a 6 year-old could do such a thing i mean WOW!!! but helping the disabled community even better the thing that really impressed me was the machinery. From the article Students show off their projects at the white House, it says it was a battery powered lego machine.

03/30/15
JaclynK-4 Give me an N. Give me a Y. (for a the highest bid)

The large letters coming from the work Yankee are now on sale. These letters came straight from Yankee Stadium and specifically are the 'N' and the 'Y.' They will be displayed on the seventh floor of Sothebay's Manhattan galleries and will be a part of the "New York Sale" auction. These letters are estimated to sell between $300,000 and $600,000. I think this article was very interesting because I always find it funny on the things that sell for the most amounts of money, I think it would be cool to have these pieces directly from Yankee Stadium.

03/30/15
MailanN-4 Young scientists impress Obama at White House

I think that this is a very interesting topic. It is great to think and imagine how these kids and children of all ages are coming up with revolutionary ideas and inventions that can actually help and benefit people.One of the most interesting robots and invention that came into this White House science fair that Obama was most intrigued about was the Lego page turner that had a job of turning book pages automatically for people who had a bad arthritis or just couldn't move their hands could still read A book. Also Obama has given out millions and billions of dollars to go towards education and STEM which stands for science, technology, engineering, and math.

03/30/15
JaclynK-4 Wild horses may save threatened butterflies

As weird and odd as it may seem, horses are helping endangered wild life species such as the Mountain Alcon Blue butterfly. Horses are able to help by being moved from where they are used to being. This is not a bad thing because they have a source of food and a source of eater which allows them to adapt quickly. This leaves the butterfly with its plant without horses eating it all up. I thought this article was interesting because I think it is cool how things can change for the good.

03/30/15
CameronS-2 What is the origin of applause?

This article is about the origin of applause.people question why we clap to show that someone has excelled in what they were doing. Clapping is a sign of joyor approval.it is impossible to trace back to when people started clapping. I thought this article was interesting because it showed me why and the history of clapping.

03/30/15
CameronS-2 Does lightning ever strike twice?

This article is about the question that as lightning never strikes twice?The old saying used to be a reassuring.but there has been some exceptions where lightning has struck twice. It is very rare for lightning to strike the exact same place but it can just a very small percentage.I thought this article was very interesting because I did not know that lightning can strike twice in the same place.

03/30/15
CameronS-2 Does lightning ever strike twice?

This article is about the question that as lightning never strikes twice?The old saying used to be a reassuring.but there has been some exceptions where lightning has struck twice. It is very rare for lightning to strike the exact same place but it can just a very small percentage.I thought this article was very interesting because I did not know that lightning can strike twice in the same place.

03/30/15
MaxMicheletti Baseball pitcher excels with only one hand

This article is about a baseball pitcher with only one hand. He was born without his right hand, but still has a high ERA. An ERA is an average number of runs a person hits. No one thinks of him as a curiosity, which is fine with Rick. He is a great pitcher, but is still learning things from his coach. He has been playing baseball since he was 6 years old. Wow! This is very impressive! I don't know how he does it. It must feel really cool to strike out a hitter that has tried to take advantage of you.

03/30/15
dylanswerdlow1 Ancient salamander was as long as a car!

Salamanders are relatively large animals in modern day society. But the ancient salamander is said to be as long as a car. Archaeologists found fossils from an ancient salamander that was a long as a modern day car. The fossil was found in southern Portugal. The fossil was six feet in length. The longest a salamander has ever been recorded in history. Hopefully these scientists will make much more amazing discoveries.

03/30/15
MasonM-Kut Young scientists impress Obama at White House

I think it is good that they are recognizing these kids who want to help change the world and that Barack Obama is supporting them, but I also think they should think about making a lot of the inventions that can and will change the world in one way or another because if they don't they might be forgotten and then world changing inventions will be lost. But on the other hand, at least they are recognizing what these kids did, will do, and can do, but the best way to that is to promote there inventions by trying to sell them or making better and more efficient for people to use.

03/30/15
dylanswerdlow1 Baseball pitcher excels with only one hand

Rick Robinson is being heard around the world. He's a college baseball player with only one hand. He plays as pitcher which is even more astonishing. The man currently plays in Tennessee. He was born without a right hand and has fallen in love with the sport of baseball since he could walk. Hopefully Rick Robinson will be able to go to pro and become a legend.

03/30/15
MaxMicheletti Ancient salamander was as long as a car!

This article is about an ancient salamander. They say it was as long as a car, and was a carnivore. It fed mostly of fish, but smaller dinosaurs that strayed too close to the water were also in danger. They gave it the name Metoposarus algarvensis. It was top of the food chain at its time. It's fossils were found in southern Portugal. Wow! This is very interesting! I always was interested in dinosaurs and its always cool when they discover a new species.

03/30/15
DominicP-Kut 17-year-old picked to create new “Tom Sawyer”

I think its awesome they are making a new one and they hired a young mind. It means that his brain is chock full of ideas and hes been reading it for awhile. Now he gets to rewrite and reinvent the old book as anew.

03/30/15