Giant Floating Blob – Mysteries of the Deep

Giant Floating Blob

Divers discover a floating ball of… Recently a team of divers off the coast of Turkey came upon an unusual sight. A giant floating blob. So transparent that it looks like a ball of glass in the water. With a diameter of almost 13 feet, this was certainly a giant …

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Tyrannosaur Teeth in your Kitchen Drawer

University of Toronto study on Tyranasaur teeth show they are shaped like steak knives

Chomping through Prey. Tyrannosaurs belong to a group of meat eating dinosaurs called theropods. Theropods ate pretty much anything with meat. Insectivores, herbivores and even other carnivores. All that meat means lots of bone. How did they chomp through bone?   Teeth! They are very much in style! Tyrannosaur teeth …

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Dark Matter Croonies…I mean, Pions

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One of Rosie’s First adventure was the Case of the Dark Matter Croonies, where a friend of hers wakes up with dark matter croonies hanging on to him. This causes a whole lot of headaches anything with matter starts being attracted to him. There are even a few close calls …

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Windbot takes notes from Dandelions

  Seeing the Gas Giants We have had missions to the rocky planets. Venus. Mercury. Earth. Mars. They have all been landed upon. But how can we land when there is no…surface? How can we learn about the atmosphere? Both Jupiter’s or Earth’s? Scientists at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab have …

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Kepler-452b is Earth’s Twin

Are we alone? It’s a question we long to answer. One in which we have spent billions of dollars and hundreds of years pondering. In a universe so vast, is there a place that could support life as we know it? That isn’t a small order. Such a planet would …

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Evolution of Snakes: Lizards to Slitherers

This fossil of a four legged snake shows an evolutionary step from lizards to snakes

  This newly found fossil is causing quite a stir. Can you figure out why? Here’s a hint: It looks like a snake, and it is. Kind of. It is the evolutionary cousin to the snake, a mix between a snake and a lizard. A new fossil that is teaching …

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Flat Rosie takes to the Road!

The first Flat Rosie designed by Isabella takes to the mail for her lab travels

A couple of weeks ago, while reading the Flat Stanley books, our little lab assistant really wanted to do a similar project. Instead of sending Flat Stanley to friends and family, however, she wanted to send a Flat Rosie to labs around the world. With Erica’s connections to scientific research …

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MCity, where no humans are allowed!

Ever wonder when your next family road trip vacation won’t involve driving? When everyone can kick back and play the games or read a book?   MCity hopes to make a big step. A step towards the vision of driverless cars. It just opened up – but not for you …

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Carbon Dating will soon be obsolete

William the Conquerer dressed with Carbon dating in 2050

  Carbon dating will soon be obsolete When Archaeologists find a new fossil and want to find out how old it is what do they do? They carbon date it. But soon they won’t be able to. What is Carbon Dating? Carbon Dating looks at the amount of 14C an …

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