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Sunday, December 8, 2019
Scientists Say: Octopod

Scientists Say: Octopod

(more about Power Words) camouflage     Hiding people or objects from an enemy by making them appear to be part of the natural surroundings. Animals can also use camouflage patterns on their skin, hide or fur to hide from predators. cell     The smallest structural and functional unit of an organism. Typically too small to see with the unaided…
Researchers State: Power

Researchers State: Power

(more about Power Words) battery     A device that can convert chemical energy into electrical energy. electricity     A flow of charge, usually from the movement of negatively charged particles, called electrons. joule     The amount of energy needed to produce one watt for one second. Joule is a standard unit of energy. mass     A number that shows how much an object…
Researchers State: Types

Researchers State: Types

(more about Power Words) bacteria     (singular: bacterium) Single-celled organisms. These dwell nearly everywhere on Earth, from the bottom of the sea to inside other living organisms (such as plants and animals). Bacteria are one of the three domains of life on Earth. breed     (noun) Animals within the same species that are so genetically similar that they produce reliable…
Scandal of kids impersonating scientists continues to grow in South Korea

Scandal of kids impersonating scientists continues to grow in South Korea

Enlarge / Not one of the young alleged science-wizzes involved here. More South Korean researchers are accused of fraudulently adding the names of children and teens to their published scientific manuscripts as part of an ongoing college admissions scandal, according to a report by Nature. The kids—middle and high school students—are listed as co-authors on…
Scientists discover human footprint in a mammoth observe utilizing 3D radar

Scientists discover human footprint in a mammoth observe utilizing 3D radar

A team led by Cornell University researchers used ground-penetrating radar to uncover 12,000-year-old tracks and footprints. Cornell University When you visit White Sands National Monument in New Mexico, you will witness endless waves of bright gypsum. It's beautiful, but a team of researchers led by scientists at Cornell University was more interested in what was…
Researchers State: Great void

Researchers State: Great void

(more about Power Words) accretion disk     A ring or flattened plane of gas, plasma or dust (or other materials) that orbits a celestial object, and loses some energy and speed as gravity causes this material to slowly spiral in toward the object it surrounds. astronomer     A scientist who performs research involving celestial objects, space and the physical…
Researchers produce phony rhino horn out of horse hair

Researchers produce phony rhino horn out of horse hair

This rhino lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Amanda Kooser/CNET What do rhinoceroses and horses have in common? A shared ancestor. This fact came into play as scientists from the University of Oxford and Fudan University in China developed a way to create an artificial rhino horn, which could potentially be used to reduce poaching that…
Researchers State: Hypothesis

Researchers State: Hypothesis

(more about Power Words) biologist     A scientist involved in the study of living things. data     Facts and/or statistics collected together for analysis but not necessarily organized in a way that gives them meaning hypothesis     (v. hypothesize) A proposed explanation for a phenomenon. In science, a hypothesis is an idea that must be rigorously tested before it is accepted…
Over 11,000 researchers state mankind is dealing with a ‘environment emergency situation’

Over 11,000 researchers state mankind is dealing with a ‘environment emergency...

Scientists from 153 different countries have issued a dire warning. CNET An alliance of international scientists and researchers warn that humanity faces "untold suffering" unless we significantly improve our efforts to protect the planet. The warning, published Tuesday in the journal BioScience, summarizes much of the scientific research over the last 40 years and states that…
Researchers State: Paleontology

Researchers State: Paleontology

(more about Power Words) biology     The study of living things. The scientists who study them are known as biologists. dinosaur     A term that means terrible lizard. These ancient reptiles lived from about 250 million years ago to roughly 65 million years ago. All descended from egg-laying reptiles known as archosaurs. Their descendants eventually split into two lines.…

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