Why do bugs die on their backs?

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Kelly Mathews is on a mission. She wants to get more girls interested in STEM. That's short for science, technology, engineering, and math. For Mathews, it's a mission that begins at home. She has ...
Kelly Mathews is on a mission. She wants to get more girls interested in STEM. That's short for science, technology, engineering, and math. For Mathews, it's a mission that begins at home. She has ...
Kelly Mathews is on a mission. She wants to get more girls interested in STEM. That's short for science, technology, ...
- Posted on November 20, 2014
Spacecraft lands on comet 4 billion miles away
Hundreds of millions of miles from Earth, a spacecraft made history Wednesday. It landed on the icy, dusty surface of a speeding comet. It was an audacious cosmic first. The mission is designed to...
Hundreds of millions of miles from Earth, a spacecraft made history Wednesday. It landed on the icy, dusty surface of a speeding comet. It was an audacious cosmic first. The mission is designed to...
Hundreds of millions of miles from Earth, a spacecraft made history Wednesday. It landed on the icy, dusty surface of...
- Posted on November 13, 2014
Fifth grader finds 14,000-year-old arrowhead
Noah Cordle and his family were vacationing on Long Beach Island in New Jersey last summer. That's when a discovery cut his boogie boarding session short. Something pointy brushed against hi...
Noah Cordle and his family were vacationing on Long Beach Island in New Jersey last summer. That's when a discovery cut his boogie boarding session short. Something pointy brushed against hi...
Noah Cordle and his family were vacationing on Long Beach Island in New Jersey last summer. That's when a discovery c...
- Posted on November 7, 2014
Robot spies on shy penguins
The newest tool for biologists is the baby penguin robotic spy. It's pretty darn cute. And it is convincing. Penguins essentially talk to it, as if it is a potential mate for their chicks....
The newest tool for biologists is the baby penguin robotic spy. It's pretty darn cute. And it is convincing. Penguins essentially talk to it, as if it is a potential mate for their chicks....
The newest tool for biologists is the baby penguin robotic spy. It's pretty darn cute. And it is convincing. P...
- Posted on November 6, 2014
Goofy dinosaur blends Barney and Jar Jar Binks
Nearly 50 years ago, scientists found bones of two large, powerful dinosaur arms. They figured they had discovered a fearsome critter with killer claws. Now scientists have found the rest of...
Nearly 50 years ago, scientists found bones of two large, powerful dinosaur arms. They figured they had discovered a fearsome critter with killer claws. Now scientists have found the rest of...
Nearly 50 years ago, scientists found bones of two large, powerful dinosaur arms. They figured they had discovered a ...
- Posted on October 26, 2014
Can you draw better than a 40,000 year old?
What can be learned from ancient cave drawings? Some found in Indonesia have turned out to be pretty special. They are as old as famous prehistoric art in Europe. The news comes from a new...
What can be learned from ancient cave drawings? Some found in Indonesia have turned out to be pretty special. They are as old as famous prehistoric art in Europe. The news comes from a new...
What can be learned from ancient cave drawings? Some found in Indonesia have turned out to be pretty special. They ...
- Posted on October 13, 2014
How do dolphins sleep without drowning?
Dolphins aren't like fish, which can breathe underwater. They're mammals. That means they must get to the surface to breathe air. They can only hold their breath under water for about...
Dolphins aren't like fish, which can breathe underwater. They're mammals. That means they must get to the surface to breathe air. They can only hold their breath under water for about...
Dolphins aren't like fish, which can breathe underwater. They're mammals. That means they must get to the surf...
- Posted on October 2, 2014
Colossal squid is as long as a minibus!
It was a calm morning in Antarctica's Ross Sea. That's during the season when the sun never sets. Capt. John Bennett and his crew hauled up a creature with tentacles like fire hoses and eyes like ...
It was a calm morning in Antarctica's Ross Sea. That's during the season when the sun never sets. Capt. John Bennett and his crew hauled up a creature with tentacles like fire hoses and eyes like ...
It was a calm morning in Antarctica's Ross Sea. That's during the season when the sun never sets. Capt. John Bennett...
- Posted on September 19, 2014
Why do songs get stuck in our heads?
Do you sometimes hear the same song, over and over. Polls show that most of us have experienced these hearing ear worms. Nine out of 10 report having them at least weekly. Who remembers th...
Do you sometimes hear the same song, over and over. Polls show that most of us have experienced these hearing ear worms. Nine out of 10 report having them at least weekly. Who remembers th...
Do you sometimes hear the same song, over and over. Polls show that most of us have experienced these hearing ear wo...
- Posted on September 18, 2014
Why do bugs die on their backs?
Well, they don't all end their lives that way. But when a bug gets top heavy, it's in big trouble. That's because the bug usually falls over onto its back. Of course, a stiff breeze or a cu...
Well, they don't all end their lives that way. But when a bug gets top heavy, it's in big trouble. That's because the bug usually falls over onto its back. Of course, a stiff breeze or a cu...
Well, they don't all end their lives that way. But when a bug gets top heavy, it's in big trouble. That's because the...
- Posted on September 18, 2014