‘Science and Nature’

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Eight (Legs) Is Enough

August 15, 2014 4:00 pm

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Our 8-legged friend the octopus is an animal that’s been around for nearly 300 million years. Maybe that’s why it’s become pretty smart for a slimy sea creature. Click “Read More” to find out multi-talented leggy creature, and do the octopus math!

Just ZIP It

August 13, 2014 4:00 pm

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When you mail a letter, you tell the post office where it’s going by writing the address: the street name and (building) number, the city, and the state. But big cities handling mail for lots of people have to split it into smaller batches, using ZIP codes. Some people are even important enough to have their very own zip code! Click “Read More” to do the zippy math.

A Big Bite of Shark

August 6, 2014 5:23 pm

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Recently, a fisherman in China caught a 16-foot long whale shark in his fishing net, weighing more than 2 tonnes. It was so huge that he had to drape it over a truck to drive it to the fish market! Click “Read More” to get the numbers behind sharks, and do the math.

Plastic-Gobbling Sea Machine

August 5, 2014 4:00 pm

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It’s exciting when anyone invents a machine that’s going to make our world better, like cleaning up garbage from our oceans. It’s even more exciting when that person is a 19-year-old kid. Click “Read More” to find out about this cool new invention and do the Ocean Cleanup math!

Clock-a-Doodle-Doo

August 2, 2014 4:00 pm

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Most of us don’t live on farms, but we all know that the sound of a rooster crowing as the wake-up call when the sun rises. But did you know that roosters crow at the right time every day even if there isn’t sun? Click “Read More” to find out about these amazing alarm clocks and do the math!

Happy Birthday, New York!

July 26, 2014 4:00 pm

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On this day in 1788, New York became the 11th state in the United States. And it’s a state full of surprises everywhere you turn. Click “Read More” to do the Empire State math!

Wall-to-Wall Trees

July 22, 2014 4:00 pm

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Have you ever played with Lincoln Logs, and as you stacked the little toy sticks, wondered how many trees it takes to build a real house? Well, other people have, too. Click “Read More” to find out just how many trees may be in your home – and do the math!

Poison Apples for All

July 18, 2014 4:00 pm

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In places with lots of farms, it can be tricky to keep crops and farm animals safe from wild animals, while still letting those wild animals live. For once, we can solve both problems at the same time. Click “Read More” to see how poison apples are doing this – and do the math!

Overload of Pet Fish

July 17, 2014 4:00 pm

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No matter how much you love pet fish, there’s a limit as to how many you can have. The rule is 1 gallon of water for every 1 inch of fish. So if you want more fish, you have to build a bigger fish tank, like this one guy did. Click “Read More” to see just how big this tank is and do the fishy math!

Hexagon Hurricane

July 11, 2014 4:00 pm

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Usually, storms like tornadoes and hurricanes twirl in circles. But this storm on Saturn that has probably been raging for centuries is different. Click “Read More” to find out why and do the stormy math!