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6-Jul-2006
Were mammoths blondes and brunettes?
In most illustrations of ice-age animals, the huge, shaggy mammoths are just plain brown. But if you are doing your own illustration and want to mix things up a little, science may be on your side. Researchers have made a discovery that makes them think mammoths might have come in both light and dark colors.

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29-Jun-2006
Teenagerhood, age of opportunity
Many decades ago, the word "teenager" didn't exist. Growing up pretty much meant that you went from being a child to an adult. But, around the 1950s, people began thinking of teenagerhood as its own stage of life, midway between being a kid and a grownup.

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22-Jun-2006
Sticky spider web caught bugs millions of years ago
Have you ever touched a spider's web? If you have, you know they are sticky but also pretty easy to break. It's hard to believe a spider's web could last for millions of years, but one web did. Scientists from Spain and the United States say they found a 110-million spider web that still has bug parts sticking to it.

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15-Jun-2006
Digging up the super great-granddaddy of ducks
There were lots of dinosaurs in China 110 million years ago, but did you know that there were also lots of birds? Some of these birds looked like feathered dinosaurs, but some of them looked a lot like birds we see flying around today. This week, scientists from China and the United States will show the world some very old fossils of a bird called Gansus that might have been the super-great-granddaddy of ducks.

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8-Jun-2006
A step toward robots with a human touch
What if you could build a robot someday whose hands had a sense of touch like human hands do? Maybe this ability would help robots tie shoes or build a house of cards -- or perform surgery in the hospital.

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1-Jun-2006
A sea otter-shaped rubble pile in space
True to its name, the Japanese spacecraft Hayabusa, which means "falcon" in Japanese, hovered over the near-Earth asteroid Itokawa last fall, taking up-close measurements and photographs. Then it swooped down for a brief landing and the first-ever sample attempt on an asteroid.

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25-May-2006
What do you want to be when you grow up?
What do you want to be when you grow up? Do you want to be an astronaut? Or perhaps you want to be a doctor or nurse? Or even a biology teacher? According to researchers, eighth graders who are interested in math and science are more likely to major in a science when they go to college.

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18-May-2006
Do apes plan ahead?
When you pack your suitcase for a trip to the beach this summer, what kinds of stuff will you bring?

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11-May-2006
New name for a monkey
In 2005, scientists reported the discovery a new kind of African monkey. Now, about a year later, some of the same scientists are saying that the monkey needs a new name.

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4-May-2006
Sand on Titan, Saturn's largest moon
The planet Saturn has a moon named Titan, and on this moon, scientists have discovered long and tall rows of sand that look just like sand dunes in the Sahara desert, as well as other deserts in Africa, Australia and Arabia.

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27-Apr-2006
The ancient secret of an olive tree
The Greek island of Santorini is now a picturesque place with beautiful beaches, steep cliffs and blue waters. At one point during the second millennium BC, it was the site of a massive volcanic eruption that blasted ash and rock for many miles around, burying many thriving civilizations in the Mediterranean.

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20-Apr-2006
Antarctica's hula hoop of water
Hula hoops are big, light-weight, circular toys made to swing around your waist -- if you move your hips just right.

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13-Apr-2006
If you can't take the heat, get away from the deep sea vent!
Ever take a nice, hot bath that felt so good, you didn't want to get out, no matter how pruney you got? Deep-sea worms called P. sulfincola feel the same way.

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6-Apr-2006
Ants in your pants
Ant, ants, ants in your pants. Ants, ants, crawling over flowering plants. Long, long ago when dinosaurs still had a chance, ants and flowering plants may have done quite a dance. Not the waltz, not the polka, Not to techno or to go-go. If you want some answers to these rhymes, keep on reading, it won't take much time.

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30-Mar-2006
When did wheat farming get trendy?
Computers, video cameras, the Internet and cell phones have all had their moment as "the cool new thing." Thousands of years ago, farming was the cool new thing for some groups of people. Now, scientists are trying to figure out when and where wheat farming got its start.

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23-Mar-2006
Let's get ready to rumble!
If the great sheets of ice on Greenland could talk, they might be saying "Let's Get Ready to Rumble!!!!!"

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16-Mar-2006
Inside grasshopper poop
Grasshopper poop, grasshopper poop, fruit seeds are inside grasshopper poop.

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9-Mar-2006
Icy volcano on saturn's moon
Saturn is a planet that almost everyone knows about--it's the one with the pretty stripes and all the rings. Last year a little spaceship about the size of a short school bus flew really close to one of Saturn's moons called Enceladus. The spaceship Cassini was packed with lots of tools to help scientists get a good look at the faraway moon.

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2-Mar-2006
Chimps try to help
How many people have you helped today? Did you help your brother find his shoes before school? Did you lend a pencil to your best friend in math class? Did you help your soccer coach put away the balls after practice? If you did, you must be a human. Humans are some of the most helpful animals around. We lend a hand to our family, our friends, sometimes even strangers. Other animals aren't even close to being that helpful--or are they?

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23-Feb-2006
A beaver buddy for the dinosaurs?
Wouldn't it be cool to go back in time and see what things looked like 164 million years ago? Those were the days of the dinosaurs, which is why scientists digging in China were so surprised when they found a new animal fossil from that time that looks a lot like a beaver!

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16-Feb-2006
Facing a tough decision? Forget about it
The best way to make a tough decision is to collect the information you need and then forget about it.

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9-Feb-2006
For tomatoes, yummy means healthy
Can a tomato taste healthy? That's what some scientists think. They wonder if maybe the flavors of a tomato or a strawberry give us little clues about the vitamins and other healthy stuff inside, according to a study in the 10 February issue of the journal Science.

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2-Feb-2006
Find far fish fast
In May of 2003, scientists recorded tens of millions of fish swimming around in one loosely connected group in the Atlantic Ocean not so far from New York City. That's a lot of fish to keep track of at the same time. In fact, that's the most fish, and maybe the most creatures that have ever been instantaneously "caught on film."

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26-Jan-2006
Tracking cougars with a virus bug
What if your mom could tell where you'd been and who you'd been hanging out with after school, just by checking to see who else in your neighborhood also had the nasty cold you caught last week? That's the kind of snooping some scientists did recently when they wanted to know where cougars were living and roaming around in the western United States and Canada.

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19-Jan-2006
'Gut feeling' geometry
Kids and adults who have probably never seen a ruler or talked about triangles, rectangles or parallel lines have a reliable "gut feeling" about geometry, according to a new study.

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