Science in the NEWS

SCIENCE NEWS LINKS!

National Geographic for the younger reader!

BBC NEWS – Science

Science news for kids

Science Daily is a great website fr current scientific news! Check it out.

Mars Science Laboratory – Curiosity Rover updates and interactive site from NASA

http://www.eurekalert.org/kidsnews/

Science news.org for Children!

The New Scientist

Nature

National Geographic Magazine

American Society of Microbiology

Society of General Microbiology

Sciencemag.org

Space.com

CBBC NEWS>>>>  Check to see if there is any scince related articles for childeren here!

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15/09/14 – Rosetta: Audacious comet landing site chosen.

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To read more click here –http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-29203284

The Week in Science 7th September 2014

8/9/2014 COOL – NEURO GAMING

The future is here, and it is full of games that you play with your brain. Learn more about the growing tech trend called neurogaming with Dr. Kiki…

 

Giant ‘Dreadnoughtus’ dinosaur unearthed

For more information and videos click here http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/29067550

New fossils found in Argentina are the most complete giant sauropod dinosaur ever discovered.

Scientists say they have 70% of the key bones needed to fully describe the creature, Dreadnoughtus schrani.

They now believe the beast measured 26m from head to tail and weighed in at almost 60 tonnes.

Amazingly, the skeletal analysis reveals Dreadnoughtus was still growing at the time of its death.

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It would’ve been almost as big as a passenger plane

4/9/2014 Ebola Could Spread To U.S. By End Of Month

Summary:

A new analysis concludes the Ebola outbreak in West Africa could have an 18 percent chance of spreading to the U.S. by late September. Video provided by Newsy.

For more info click http://www.sciencedaily.com/videos/ff6c9f390783b224f21b51f5c68a244a.htm

 

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19th Dec 2012. Fossils found in North China have been found to belong to the extinct genus of elephant Palaeoloxodon.
The fossils are just 3,000 years old. As the genus was thought to have become extinct 10,000 years ago, this means they survived for a full 7,000 years longer than thought. 

To READ MORE, click the link below!

http://www.bbc.co.uk/nature/20678793

DEC 16th 2012 – Ordinary Heart Cells

Become ‘Biological Pacemakers’ With Injection of Single Gene

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Dec. 16, 2012 — Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute researchers have reprogrammed ordinary heart cells to become exact replicas of highly specialized pacemaker cells by injecting a single gene (Tbx18)-a major step forward in the decade-long search for a biological therapy to correct erratic and failing heartbeats.  To read more….

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/12/121216132509.htm

METEOR SHOWER

The Geminids are generally considered to be one of the best and most reliable meteor showers of the year, so hopefully we’ll get a good show.

They will appear to radiate from the constellation of Gemini, and you could spot up to 120 meteors per hour. The moon will be new meaning that visibility should be very good.Although Dec 13th-14th is the peak, meteors will be visible for several days before and after that so don’t forget to look up this week.If you get any good photographs please post them!!!!

SIR PATRICK MOORE – Fallen star

The death of a television presenter who brought the heavens to the masses

Dec 15th 2012 – The Economist

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 IN THESE days of ever more specific expertise, astronomy is one of the few sciences in which the enthusiastic amateur can still hope to make a contribution. Among the most enthusiastic of these self-taught folk was Sir Patrick Moore, the presenter of a BBC astronomy programme called “The Sky at Night”, who died on December 9th.Once a month for 55 years, as regular as the new Moon, Sir Patrick’s monocled face would appear on the nation’s TV screens. Read more…..http://www.economist.com/news/britain/21568440-death-television-presenter-who-brought-heavens-masses-fallen-star

10/12/2012  Sir Patrick Moore death: Tributes to the astronomer

BBC NEWS http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-20663883

4/12/2012: Virgin spaceship aims to be science lab

Sir Richard Branson wants his tourist spaceship also to become a high-altitude science platform.

Read more…. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-20500194

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3/12/2012 POO Powered robot invented!!!

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Scientists in Bristol have been showing off a new robot that uses an unusual source of power – human poo!

READ MORE…  http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/20557508

Scientists in Bristol have been showing off a new robot that uses an unusual source of power – human poo.

Mars Curiosity rover team set to announce ‘major discovery’ on surface of Red Planet that ‘will be one for the history books!

http://http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2236333/Curiosity-team-set-reveal-major-discovery-Martian-soil–just-yet.html

Taking bites of Mars: The discovery was made off one of five samples of Martian soil taken earlier this month, one of which was analysed by the Curiosity rover's SAM instrument

Giant Black Hole Could Upset Galaxy Evolution Models

ScienceDaily (Nov. 27, 2012) — A group of astronomers led by Remco van den Bosch from the Max Planck Institute for Astronomy (MPIA) have discovered a black hole that could shake the foundations of current models of galaxy evolution. At 17 billion times the mass of the Sun, its mass is much greater than current models predict — in particular since the surrounding galaxy is comparatively small. This could be the most massive black hole found to date.

Read more here!

http://http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/11/121128132116.htm

Sea-level rise from polar ice melt finally quantified

Melting of polar ice sheets has added 11mm to global sea levels over the past two decades, according to the most definitive assessment so far.

More than 20 polar research teams have combined forces to produce estimates of the state of the ice in Greenland and Antarctica in a paper in Science. Read more……………. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-20543483

Ice sheet melt channel

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