Cordyceps: The Mind-Controlling Fungus

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Have you ever heard of a fungus that takes over insects through mind control and turns them into living ‘zombies’? Well, if you haven’t yet, let me introduce Cordyceps to you. Cordyceps, mostly found in tropical forests or jungles, is a parasitic fungus known for infecting insects by releasing spores that attach and penetrate its […]

NASA’s Parker Solar Probe ‘Touches’ the Sun for the First Time

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For the first time in history, a NASA spacecraft called the Parker Solar Probe successfully entered the corona, or the outermost part of the Sun’s atmosphere, hence “touching” the Sun. It is one of the monumental developments in solar science because it has always been one of the key goals of the Parker Solar Probe […]

NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope

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After 25 years of development, the James Webb Space Telescope aboard an Ariane 5 rocket was launched into space from Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana on December 25th, 2021. What an unprecedented breakthrough for astronomy! The James Webb Space Telescope, also referred to as Webb or JWST, is the largest, most complex, and powerful telescope […]

Let’s Build a Computer #2 (Half-Adders)

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In the last lesson we learned about binary numbers, which are the way computers understand numbers. The next thing we will now study is how we can build simple hardware to add numbers. Once we can add numbers, we can do any math operation, like subtraction, multiplication and division that will be covered later. Being […]

Science Definitions

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Distance: Distance is how far one thing is from another thing. It can be measured as lines or circles, or up or down. Someone who goes around in a circle has traveled a distance, even though his position has not changed Force Whenever there is an interaction between two objects, there is a force upon […]

Space Exploration

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NASA, which stands for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration was created under President Dwight D. Eisenhower in the United States on October 1st, 1958. It is a government funded program that supports both civilian and aeronautical space research. One of the reasons it was created was to keep up with the Soviet Union after […]

The Difference Between Invertebrate and Vertebrate Animals.

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Do you know the difference between Invertebrates and Vertebrates? In the animal kingdom many animals have no internal skeleton or even a backbone (spinal column). We call animals without a backbone or skeleton invertebrates. Those that have a skeleton are called vertebrates. Examples of vertebrates include fish, birds, reptiles, and mammals. Humans are considered to […]

Cool Facts About Ducks and Geese!

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Ducks and Geese are part of the animal family Anatidae There are around 120 species of ducks The oldest duck lived to 27 and was a mallard duck Ducks have very few nerves in their feet, allowing them to swim in cold water without their feet getting cold The way geese’s eyes are shaped allows […]

How To Be a Whiz at Math and Science

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Being good, or even great at math and science is not difficult. Follow along as I explain the secrets to mastering what many believe are some of the most difficult school subjects. Does even hearing the word “Algebra” make you feel nervous? When someone mentions chemistry or physics, do you start feeling faint? Do you […]

Cool stuff about stars

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Black holes are created when a large star (one that is much bigger than our sun)star dies, but it can also become a neutron star. What happens when a large star dies is that inside it compresses because it no longer has any energy to feed on, so it begins to shrink. The protons and […]

Dinosaur Facts

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Here are some cool Dinosaur facts I learned in school. Birds are actually dinosaur descendants! If you look at their feet, they look like dinosaur foot prints. They both lay eggs too. Dinosaurs were very colorful and some even had colored feathers all over their body. Dinosaurs were on earth for about 160 million years. […]