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Thawing mosses tell a climate change tale

Thawing mosses tell a climate change tale

Author: Carolyn Gramling / Source: Science News for Students Arctic moss SEATTLE, Wash. — Some mosses in Canada’s eastern Arctic have long been entombed in ice. But now, rising temperatures have been melting that ice, bringing those mosses to light. By...

For teens, a good mood depends on good sleep

For teens, a good mood depends on good sleep

Author: Meenakshi Prabhune / Source: Science News for Students Teenagers who don’t sleep eight to 10 hours each night will be grumpy the next day. For families with teenagers, school nights may fall into a familiar pattern. Parents urge their kids to...

Even a tiny oil spill spells bad news for birds

Even a tiny oil spill spells bad news for birds

Author: Laurel Hamers / Source: Science News OILED UP Consuming even small amounts of crude oil can make birds sluggish. MINNEAPOLIS — Birds don’t need to be drenched in crude oil to be harmed by spills and leaks. Ingesting even small amounts of oil can...

Student invents 3-in-1 hygiene powder

Student invents 3-in-1 hygiene powder

Author: Sid Perkins / Source: Science News for Students Leia Gluckman volunteers at a homeless center. Her experiences inspired her to create a product that tackles several hygiene needs at once. WASHINGTON, D.C. — Homeless people face a lot of challenges....

This material does weird things under pressure

This material does weird things under pressure

Author: Maria Temming / Source: Science News SQUEEZE PLAY This weird new metamaterial achieves the counterintuitive feat of expanding when squeezed. A newly fabricated material does more than just hold up under pressure. Unlike many ordinary objects that...

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