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23andMe: What’s Really Wrong with Personal Genetic Tests

23andMe: What’s Really Wrong with Personal Genetic Tests

Why did the government stop a company from analyzing people’s genes and telling them if they had an increased risk for many disorders? More...

Article
LiveScience
The Silky Anteater

The Silky Anteater

At just more than six inches long (tiny by anteater standards), the agile silky anteater prowls the trees at night in search of ants and termites. More...

Video
Animal Planet
The Giant Anteater and the Termites

The Giant Anteater and the Termites

Watch a giant anteater rip into a termite mound to devour the protein-rich insects — at the rate of 35,000 a day! Explore the relationship between anteater and termite. More...

Video
BBC
The Online Anteater

The Online Anteater

People tend to blog about their passions. This blogger writes about all things anteater, and provides lots of news, videos, and links as well. More...

Article
The Online Anteater
Ancient Digging Mammal Is A ‘Scaly Anteater Relative’

Ancient Digging Mammal Is A ‘Scaly Anteater Relative’

The ancient Ernanodon antelios, has long puzzled paleontologists. Was it more closely related to modern anteaters, sloths, and armadillos, or to the pangolin, aka the scaly anteater? Read on. More...

Article
Scientific American
Anteater, Sloth, and Armadillo Specialist Group

Anteater, Sloth, and Armadillo Specialist Group

Along with anteaters and sloths, armadillos make up the ancient mammalian group Xenartha. Xentarthans have unusual looks and habitat specializations. Many species are threatened. Find out more. More...

Article
International Union for Conservation of Nature
Beetle

Beetle

Representing the largest order of insects — the Coleoptera — and more than a quarter of all animals on Earth, beetles are a very diverse group. More...

Article
San Diego Zoo
The Power of Poop: A Whale Story

The Power of Poop: A Whale Story

What has 10 million times as much iron as Antarctic seawater? Whale poop, of course! Find out how whales recirculate this important mineral. More...

Article
NPR
Kinetic Energy

Kinetic Energy

Want to move beyond the basic math? To physicists, if a truck hits you, it does work on you — and kinetic energy is a measurement of how much work it does. Get your equations here. More...

Article
HyperPhysics
Winners: 2014 Rube Goldberg Machine Contests

Winners: 2014 Rube Goldberg Machine Contests

Check out the winners of the 2014 Rube Goldberg Machine Contest for ages 11 through 14. Do you think you could do better? More...

Article
Rube Goldberg
Rosetta Mission: Can You Land on a Comet?

Rosetta Mission: Can You Land on a Comet?

Landing a spacecraft on a spinning comet — that's what the European Space Agency's ambitious Rosetta Mission is trying to do. Play along with this game. More...

Game
BBC
Leeches

Leeches

For centuries, medical practitioners (often the local barber) applied leeches to patients’ skin to cure ailments and generally improve health. More...

Video
NOVA/PBS
Getting on Board with Virtual Recovery

Getting on Board with Virtual Recovery

Thanks to computer simulations, veterans can now go back to their battles. They can confront terrifying situations in their past that have made it hard for them to cope in the present. More...

Video
Frontline/PBS
The Star In You

The Star In You

Has anyone ever said you have stars in your eyes? They're right. No matter how old you are, most of the atoms in your body came from a star billions of years ago. Those that didn't, are even older! More...

Article
NOVA/PBS
10 Unique Creations Made from Computer Hard Drives

10 Unique Creations Made from Computer Hard Drives

What can you do with an old, obsolete hard drive? If a charity won't take it, here are some artistic possibilities. More...

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Mashable
How Does a Hard Drive Work?

How Does a Hard Drive Work?

How can you store the music from 500 CDs in a music player no larger than a deck of cards? Hard drives make it possible. They're masterpieces of engineering, based on magnetism. More...

Article
ExplainThatStuff!
Brains Sweep Themselves Clean of Toxins During Sleep

Brains Sweep Themselves Clean of Toxins During Sleep

Your brain works "like a dishwasher," washing away harmful toxins and waste proteins while you sleep, according to a new study. When you wake, you essentially "close the faucet." Get the details. More...

Article
NPR
Observe an Animation Showing Evidence of the Carbon Cycle

Observe an Animation Showing Evidence of the Carbon Cycle

From space, you can watch the seasonal growth of plants over the entire planet. The plants, taking carbon from the atmosphere, form a major part of the global carbon cycle. More...

Interactive
McDougal Littell
The Carbon Cycle

The Carbon Cycle

Every year, the carbon belched out by burning fossil fuels weighs as much as 100 million adult African elephants! More...

Article
Windows to the Universe
The Carbon Cycle Activity

The Carbon Cycle Activity

Help carbon on its way from the air through the food chain and back again. (But note: This video only shows part of the full carbon cycle.) More...

Interactive
BBC
Acceleration

Acceleration

You can be speeding along on a bobsled and NOT be accelerating. Yet, if you're slowing down, you ARE accelerating. Get the details. More...

Article
The Physics Classroom
Annual, Perennial, Biennial?

Annual, Perennial, Biennial?

Blooms may be blooms, but they may have different life cycles. If you’re wondering which flowers are annuals, perennials, or biennials — or what that even means, read on. More...

Article
Texas A&M University
Xeriscaping: Perennials and Annual Flowers

Xeriscaping: Perennials and Annual Flowers

Even the desert can bloom with colorful blossoms, thanks to xeriscaping. Investigate this plant revolution of water-wise gardening. More...

Article
Colorado State University
Acorn Barnacle

Acorn Barnacle

Barnacles at low tide remain closed up, keeping their secrets. Check out these acorn barnacle photos that reveal their underwater activity. More...

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ARKive
Animals: Bizarre Barnacles

Animals: Bizarre Barnacles

Now here’s something you don’t see every day, even if you live at the beach. Watch a barnacle from Connecticut emerge from its shell-like fortress to filter feed. More...

Video
Discovery
Scientist Profile: Glue-ologist

Scientist Profile: Glue-ologist

Muscles were important to Leslie Hamming when she was a triathlete. Now mussels are. Mussels are a kind of clam. They make an amazing glue that Leslie is trying to mimic. More...

Profile
DragonflyTV/PBS
Carly’s Adventures in Wasp Land

Carly’s Adventures in Wasp Land

Meet Carly Tribull, an entomologist and comic book artist. Hard to believe now, but she was afraid of insects as a child. Check out her work. More...

Profile
AMNH
Anteater Facts Quiz

Anteater Facts Quiz

Challenge yourself with this fact-filled anteater quiz. (Hint: You might want to check out the rest of this page before you take it on!) More...

Interactive
QuizMoz
Anatomy of a Pacemaker

Anatomy of a Pacemaker

Discover how a small metal device about the size of a silver dollar works to keep the heart beating regularly. Now digital, pacemakers can give and receive information remotely. More...

Article
PBS
Arrhythmias

Arrhythmias

Pacemakers are used to help correct heart arrhythmias — irregular heartbeats. Find out more about arrhythmias and why only some people with an arrhythmia need an artificial pacemaker. More...

Article
TeensHealth
Surprise Virus Caused Blue Chicken Eggs

Surprise Virus Caused Blue Chicken Eggs

Blue chicken eggs are now trending among hardcore foodies. Surprisingly, a harmless virus causes this genetic mutation. More...

Article
Futurity
Who Can Resist?

Who Can Resist?

Are pickles insulators or conductors? How about an eraser, a penny, or a piece of bread? Test and sort a bunch of common items to uncover their properties. More...

Interactive
Culverco
Conductivity, Energy Levels, Quantum Mechanics

Conductivity, Energy Levels, Quantum Mechanics

Turn on the light and start the voltage to get electrons rolling in this interactive. Then test different materials for conductivity. More...

Interactive
PhET
Antelope Facts

Antelope Facts

Unlike deer that shed their antlers and grow new ones each year, antelopes have permanent horns. See photos and get more fun facts about these long-legged mammals. More...

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A-Z Animals
Antelope

Antelope

Living in a variety of habitats, from open grasslands to forests, antelopes vary in all sorts of ways: size and shape, diet, social behavior, and defense techniques. Learn more. More...

Article
San Diego Zoo
Pronghorn Antelope

Pronghorn Antelope

Reaching speeds of 60 mph, pronghorn antelope are the fastest land mammals in North America. Watch these fleet-footed beasts and find out why they evolved to be so speedy. More...

Video
Animal Planet
How Wolves Change Rivers

How Wolves Change Rivers

Wolves have transformed the ecosystem and physical geography of Yellowstone. See how their presence caused changes in animal and plant populations, as well as the behavior of rivers. More...

Video
Sustainable Man