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NASA's 20-year satellite-time-lapse of the planet shows a earth breathing as the climate changes

The geeks at NASA released a time-lapse photo revealing how our planet has changed over the past two decades.  The photos were taken from NASA satellites that continuously monitor populations of plant life on land and in the oceans.  If it looks like the planet is breathing – well it is! http://reekoscience.com/science-news/weather/nasas-20-year-satellite-time-lapse-planet-shows-earth-breathing-climate-changes
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After decades of obscurity, scientists discover the weird-looking "faceless fish" again off coast of Australia

After decades of obscurity, scientists discover the weird-looking "faceless fish" again off coast of Australia | Reeko Science | Scoop.it
It hasn’t seen or been seen in a long, long time. Last week the “faceless fish”, uh, showed its face in Australian waters for the first time in over 100 years. It has long been thought to be extinct. http://reekoscience.com/science-news/animal-kingdom/decades-obscurity-scientists-discover-weird-looking-faceless-fish-off-coast-australia
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Reeko's Guide to Dealing with Schoolyard Bullies

Reeko's Guide to Dealing with Schoolyard Bullies | Reeko Science | Scoop.it
A bully at school is not fun. You can ignore them and hope they go away or alternatively, check out these alternative ways of handling a bully… http://reekoscience.com/fun-stuff/other-fun-stuff/how-to-deal-with-schoolyard-bullies
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Make a homemade hearing aid - collect sound vibrations using a paper cone

Make a homemade hearing aid - collect sound vibrations using a paper cone | Reeko Science | Scoop.it
Make a homemade hearing aid Everything that moves makes a sound by causing vibrations or movement of air.  If you don’t believe this, next time Dad is kicked back in his easy chair watching TV, sneak up behind him with two metal pots and bang them together real hard.  Now listen... http://reekoscience.com/science-experiments/sound/make-a-homemade-hearing-aid
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Things aren't always as they appear - light refraction experiment

Things aren't always as they appear - light refraction experiment | Reeko Science | Scoop.it
Ever reached down into the bath tub water to grab a toy and found that it was not in the position it appeared to be in? What you are experiencing is the effect called refraction. When light enters the water (or any transparent material) it slows down slightly. If the light enters the water at an angle then this change in speed causes the light beam to bend away from its original path. This is called refraction. http://reekoscience.com/science-experiments/light/water-straw-refraction-science-fair-experiment
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Silly Putty or slime experiment (your choice)

Silly Putty or slime experiment  (your choice) | Reeko Science | Scoop.it
Make your own silly putty or green slime and then take a dab of green slime and wipe under your nose. Then tell Mom you’re not feeling well. Or take the brown silly putty and place a lump on Dad’s chair right before he sits down. When he stands up make a scrunched up face and say “Ewwww, yucky”. The possibilities with this stuff are endless! http://reekoscience.com/science-experiments/chemistry/make-homemade-silly-putty-slime-glue-borax-green-dye
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Say it isn't so Reeko - a world without giraffes?!?!

Say it isn't so Reeko - a world without giraffes?!?! | Reeko Science | Scoop.it
Sorry kids, but that lovable knock-kneed doofus we call giraffes may soon be no more. Today the crane-necked creature was classified as “vulnerable” meaning it’s at a high risk for extinction. If humans don’t change their behavior, the only giraffe we’ll ever see is between the covers of a book (yeah, I know, they’re almost extinct too). http://reekoscience.com/science-news/animal-kingdom/giraffe-classified-vulnerable-high-risk-extinction
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Reeko's big list of chemical names, formula, common name, and color code

Reeko's big list of chemical names, formula, common name, and color code | Reeko Science | Scoop.it
Check out this huge list of common chemical names, their chemical formula, common name, storage code, mass and density, as well as notes on where to find the chemical (other than a chemical supply house). Use as a reference when conducting chemistry experiments, shopping for chemical supplies, and storing chemical at home. http://reekoscience.com/science-resources/list-of-chemical-compound-names-formula-storage-color-code
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And the award for the world's weirdest animal goes to...

And the award for the world's weirdest animal goes to... | Reeko Science | Scoop.it
There are plenty of reasons we need a list of the world’s strangest animals besides just proving that these creatures really do exist. Among this list you’ll find Halloween costume ideas, ideas for faces you can make behind the teacher’s back, and new names you can call your friends. Plus, if you’re ugly, you won’t feel nearly as unattractive after laying eyes on these hideous beasts. Without further ado, here are the world’s weirdest animals. http://reekoscience.com/science-news/animal-kingdom/worlds-weirdest-strangest-looking-animals
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NASA satellite captures comet plunging into Sun at a mind-boggling 373 miles per second!

NASA satellite captures comet plunging into Sun at a mind-boggling 373 miles per second! | Reeko Science | Scoop.it
A sungrazer comet (technically known as Kreutz sungrazers) crashed into the sun on August 4, 2016 and lucky for us, the entire event was captured on video by NASA’s Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO). Analysis of the video shows the comet plunged into the sun at a mind-boggling 373 miles per second! http://reekoscience.com/science-news/space/nasa-soho-sungrazer-comet-plunging-into-sun
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Check out the "dirty thunderstorm" raging inside the mouth of erupting Mount Sakurajima

Check out the "dirty thunderstorm" raging inside the mouth of erupting Mount Sakurajima | Reeko Science | Scoop.it
Mount Sakurajima, a 3,665-foot high volcano in Japan, erupted this week sending a plume of smoke more than 3 miles into the air. Even cooler, all the flying ash and rock created a static electricity storm inside the mouth of the volcano. A photographer captured a picture of the storm which raged within the Showa crater on the southeastern side of the volcano. http://reekoscience.com/science-news/geology/mount-sakurajima-volcano-erupting-lightning-dirty-thunderstorm
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Amazing gravitational waves discovery - what they are and why they're so important

In 1916, Albert Einstein predicted that any event that disturbs spacetime will produce ripples that spread throughout the entire Universe. He called these ripples gravitational waves. This week, one hundred years after Einstein’s prediction, scientists revealed they had finally detected gravitational waves. The discovery being called the greatest scientific advance this century. Here’s how they did it and why the discovery is such a big deal. http://reekoscience.com/science-news/space/gravitational-waves-discovery-explanation-importance
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The Mars Curiosity rover happily whiling away its time working in the sand

The Mars Curiosity rover happily whiling away its time working in the sand | Reeko Science | Scoop.it
This past week, NASA’s Curiosity rover spent quite a bit of its time happily playing in the sand – on Mars. In December 2016, Curiosity reached a new frontier on Mars – the Bagnold Dunes. The dunes are located on the northwestern flank of Mount Sharp, a mountain at the center of the Gale Crater, and feature a landscape unlike anything Curiosity has come across before. http://reekoscience.com/science-news/space/mars-curiosity-rover-playing-in-sand
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Natures way to spread plant life - birds, bees, and... goats in trees that spit seeds?

Natures way to spread plant life - birds, bees, and... goats in trees that spit seeds? | Reeko Science | Scoop.it
It’s not unusual to see animals in trees. Pigeons in trees are a common sight in New York City. In Texas, noisy finch crowd trees above busy sidewalks. In Washington, DC, lurking inconspicuously in trees throughout the city, are vultures waiting the opportunity to pounce on unassuming middle-class citizens. In south-western Morocco, hungry goats perch with acrobat-like agility along tall tree limbs eating fruit and leaves and spitting out seeds. Goats? In trees? Spitting seeds? http://reekoscience.com/science-news/animal-kingdom/birds-bees-goats-in-trees-spitting-seeds
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Magical expanding soap - the microwave and soap experiment will bend you over with laughter

Magical expanding soap - the microwave and soap experiment will bend you over with laughter | Reeko Science | Scoop.it
Yep, it floats. Ivory soap differs from most other brands in that it floats in the water. The reason – there is air whipped into the soap which makes it lighter than water. The small air pockets in the soap make for a very interesting effect when the soap bar is heated up. http://reekoscience.com/science-experiments/pressure/magical-expanding-soap-experiment
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Sucking an egg into a bottle - heat and pressure experiment

Sucking an egg into a bottle - heat and pressure experiment | Reeko Science | Scoop.it
Here’s an interesting experiment. We promise you’ll be talking about this one at school the next day. Find a bottle with a long, narrow neck and set it on the table. The opening should be just small enough to keep the egg from falling inside. http://reekoscience.com/science-experiments/pressure/sucking-egg-into-bottle-experiment
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Lemon battery experiment - if life gives you lemons, make a battery!

Lemon battery experiment - if life gives you lemons, make a battery! | Reeko Science | Scoop.it
Batteries store chemical energy that can be transmitted as electrical energy through various components in a circuit. You can think of the circuit as the path the electrons (electricity) take. The path has to have no breaks in it and it much be a path made of a material that will allow the electrons to flow (e.g. most metals although some are better conductors than others). http://reekoscience.com/science-experiments/atomic-electric/make-lemon-battery-experiment
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Waxing poetic - soda can, balloon, and static electricity experiment

Waxing poetic - soda can, balloon, and static electricity experiment | Reeko Science | Scoop.it
How many times have you snickered at Dad walking around the house with a sock stuck to his back? Or watched as he ran his hand up his shirt to scratch and pulls out one of those antistatic dryer sheets? The reason these items sticks to Dad has nothing to do with his popularity in the laundry world. It’s simply due to the fact that the laundry items are chock full of electrons and Dad, well, he’s just not. http://reekoscience.com/science-experiments/atomic-electric/soft-dring-can-balloon-static-electricity-experiment
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Grab the RAID! Check out the US military's creepy swarm of deadly flying drones.

Grab the RAID! Check out the US military's creepy swarm of deadly flying drones. | Reeko Science | Scoop.it
First we had giant rail guns, then killer robots, and now creepy deadly swarms of automated drones – all for the purpose of protecting the United States and giving little kids nightmares. http://reekoscience.com/science-news/technology-science-news/us-military-perdix-flying-drone-swarm
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How to set up up a home chemistry lab - equipment, chemical storage, and safety tips for your lab

How to set up up a home chemistry lab - equipment, chemical storage, and safety tips for your lab | Reeko Science | Scoop.it
It’s not difficult to set up a home chemistry lab. Below is everything you need to know about how to set up a home chemistry lab including a complete list of suggested equipment for your chemistry lab, chemicals for your lab and how to obtain them, and details on how to safely organize and store chemicals. http://reekoscience.com/science-resources/how-to-setup-home-chemistry-lab-equipment-chemical-storage-safety
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The Greatest Archaeological Discoveries Of All Time [Infographic]

The Greatest Archaeological Discoveries Of All Time [Infographic] | Reeko Science | Scoop.it
The folks over at Caherconnell Fort created this outstanding infographic that features 10 of the ultimate archaeological discoveries throughout human history. http://reekoscience.com/science-news/archeology/greatest-archaeological-discoveries-of-all-time-infographic
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Scientists discover earth-like planet in Alpha Centauri star system - say hello to Proxima-B!

Scientists discover earth-like planet in Alpha Centauri star system - say hello to Proxima-B! | Reeko Science | Scoop.it
Astronomers say it’s the most exciting thing since Childress’s 2003 Anti-Gravity Handbook (which they claim is impossible to put down) – the discovery of a new earth-like planet creatively named Proxima-B. It’s an incredible discovery because Proxima-B is roughly the same size as earth, the same mass as earth, and orbits a star in the habitable zone. http://reekoscience.com/science-news/space/proxima-b-scientists-discover-earth-like-planet-alpha-centauri-star-system
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Algae invasion! Sea Ghosts create beautiful light show on China's beach

Algae invasion! Sea Ghosts create beautiful light show on China's beach | Reeko Science | Scoop.it
China’s Xiangbi’ao beach shone with a majestic sparkling glow-in-the-dark blue hue last week after a natural phenomenon called “Sea Ghosts” invaded the waters. Sea Ghost or “Sea Sparkle” is created by the growth of an algal bloom called Noctiluca scintallans, a type of single-cell animal that loves to munch on plankton. http://reekoscience.com/science-news/animal-kingdom/algae-sea-ghosts-beautiful-light-show-chinas-xiangbiao-beach
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Meet the new Atlas robot and see how well it reacts to bullying

Meet the new Atlas robot and see how well it reacts to bullying | Reeko Science | Scoop.it
Atlas is a humanoid robot made by Boston Dynamics (the makers of the ever-popular BigDog military robot). Atlas can walk on two legs and use its “arms” to lift, carry, and climb (and maybe one day, fight back against robot bullies). Atlas is even sophisticated enough to adjust and navigate through tight, cluttered places. http://reekoscience.com/science-news/technology-science-news/new-atlas-robot-reacts-to-bullying
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Get the thought that all tiny particles in our universe are shaped like little balls out of your head!

Get the thought that all tiny particles in our universe are shaped like little balls out of your head! | Reeko Science | Scoop.it
Scientists have worked for a very long time trying to figure out a theory called quantum field theory. Quantum field theory is a body of laws that describe how the tiny little particles all around us interact. Whatever the particle, we tend to think of these objects as little dots, spheres, or tiny circles. Even the models in books illustrate these particles as tiny little balls. Turns out that scientists thought of them that way too – and when they looked at these in a different perspective, suddenly their work in quantum field theory became much, much easier. http://reekoscience.com/science-news/physics-and-math/amplituhedron-all-tiny-particles-in-universe-shape-little-balls
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