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Environment

Insect Art

October 7, 2022

For most people, insects are pests. We flick them off our arms. We spray them with pesticides. Levon Biss is a photographer. He wants us to see their beauty. Biss takes close-up photographs of insects. Then he blows them up…

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Animals

A Close-Up Look

October 7, 2022

The parts of an insect’s body are important. They help the insect survive. Other animals depend on bees too. So do plants. Here are some features that keep the …

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Health

The Nose Knows

August 26, 2022

There might be a new way of sniffing out cases of COVID-19. Dogs can smell the disease in a person’s sweat. That is what a new study found. Dogs have a strong sense of smell. They can smell the chemicals…

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Science

Tiny Trackers

August 19, 2022

Scientists are tracking the death’s-head hawk moth. They’re using tracking devices small enough to attach to the giant insects. A recent study followed 14 moths. Scientists are studying the creature’s migration patterns. They found that the moths fly in straight…

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Animals

Turtle Rescue

June 15, 2022

A kindergartner in Stone Harbor, New Jersey, releases a baby turtle on June 8. Her class released 17 turtles that day. The turtles were raised from eggs. These were rescued from turtles hit by cars. The rescue program is run…

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Walk On, Baby!

May 20, 2022

This baby giraffe wears braces to fix a problem with her legs. Her name is Msituni. She lives at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park, in California. Msituni was born on February 1. She wore the braces for 39 days.…

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Science

Rainbow Fish

April 22, 2022

This colorful creature is a rose-veiled fairy wrasse. The species is new to science. It was described in a recent issue of the journal ZooKeys. The fish is found in the Maldives. That’s a small island nation. It’s in the…

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Animal Rights

November 22, 2021

An elephant should not be held in a zoo. That’s what the Nonhuman Rights Project (NhRP) says. It’s an animal-rights group. The NhRP is taking the Bronx Zoo to court. The zoo is in New York City. An elephant…

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United States

Saving Monarchs

September 10, 2021

About 4½ million monarch butterflies spent the winter in California. That was in the 1980s. In 2020, fewer than 2,000 of them were counted. “The decline has been pretty staggering,” Hillary Sardiñas says. She works for the California Department of…

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Science

A Kid's Best Friend

July 7, 2021

Researchers recently studied the bond between kids and animals. They recruited 30 children and their dogs. The kids brought their dogs to a large, empty room. The kids walked around the space. Sometimes, they paused or changed direction. “The…

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