You may have watched funny videos on the internet about cats acting weird after eating or sniffing catnip, but do you know the real reason they like it? The answer might surprise you.

When you hear the word hero, what’s the first thing that comes to your mind? Maybe a person with superpowers, a cape, and a mask? Meet Ryan Honary, a young climate activist who invented a device to detect early wildfires.

Do you know what cat is the biggest and weighs close to 1,000 pounds? Hint: It is not a lion or a tiger. You probably never even heard about them. Read all about it on KidzNet.

Patron is a 2-year-old Jack Russell terrier who has been saving lives by discovering dangerous explosive devices, and was able to locate and help neutralize over 150 dangerous bombs.

A new study claims that mushrooms are able to communicate with each other using a language similar to humans, such as letting another mushroom know where to find food, or if there is danger.

The Rusty-spotted cat, also known Prionailurus rubiginosus, is the smallest wild cat in the world. At birth, it is no bigger than a mouse. Read about this incredible animal and why it needs to be protected.

A 110-million-year-old full size lizard trapped In amber, which is formed from tree bark resin, was found In Myanmar. This means it was alive when dinosaurs roamed the earth. Read more about this fascinating story on KidzNet.

And recent published scientific paper claims that octopuses are aliens that may have come from outer space, such as from frozen meteors. Discuss and read more about it on KidzNet.

A leaf sheep may be one of the weirdest animals in the entire world. They can even perform photosynthesis and get food from the sun! Read more about this incredible animal.

Have you ever heard of a fungus that takes over insects through mind control and turns them into living ‘zombies’? Cordyceps spores are able to this using special chemicals.

Chemists have discovered a new way to make plastics that will break down faster in seawater to avoid polluting our oceans. It takes centuries for plastics to fully degrade in the ocean. 80 percent of ocean trash is plastic. This new plastic can degrade in just a few weeks.

A 34-year-old African elephant at Zoo Atlanta in Georgia has just taught engineers a thing or two about how to move water. For one thing, she showed that her trunk doesnt operate as a simple straw.

Some small lizards have a newfound superpower. They can rebreathe exhaled air underwater. They do it by trapping the air in a bubble on their snouts, a new study shows.

European robins don't need a compass because they can sense magnetic fields that help them tell north from south. Now some scientists believe this superpower might be based on the spooky laws of quantum physics.

The fearsome Tyrannosaurus Rex had a tremendous bone-crushing bite. Surprisingly, a small bone was discovered that gave them so much strength.

Scientists have discovered a tiny chameleon from Madagascar. The chameleon is so small that it could easily sit on your fingertip. Only two have ever been spotted. It may be the world’s smallest reptile

Before astronauts land on Mars, scientists must know everything they can about it However, the rocky terrain makes it difficult to explore using bulky machines. New Robotic Dogs can help out.

Dogs are being trained to sniff out COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus. So far, dogs seem to be quite good at detecting the illness, but it’s not clear yet how useful these skills will be.

Sadly, bits and pieces of plastic are turning up all over, including in the snow on Mount Everest! Researchers found plastic in snow scooped from a spot 8,440 meters (27,690 feet) high, near Everest's summit.

The cameraman zooms in on the anxious elephant, who paces back and forth. However, the pachyderm's demeanor instantly calms down upon hearing a soothing ballad from Disney's Cinderella by none other than American singer and actress Cher. The now viral video was the culmination of the pop singer and animal activist's quest to save Kaavan - "The world's loneliest elephant."

67 million years ago, two well known dinosaurs, Triceratops and Tyrannosaurus rex, were discovered in a well preserved fossil buried together side by side in a single grave. Archeologists may now know how it happened.

FIDO is a high-tech vest designed for dogs that help people. It allows them to do things like dial 911, or use a synthesized voice to tell people their owner needs assistance.

Researchers have unearthed fossils of an estimated 2,468 dinosaur species that roamed the Earth millions of year ago. However, few can compare to the discovery of Oculudentavis Khaungraae, the smallest dinosaur ever known to live on the planet.

Stella is a very smart dog that has learned to use a special soundboard to talk to other humans.

Fossils from an extinct human-sized penguin were found by an amateur palaeontologist in New Zealand. It swam in the ocean about 60 million years ago and weighed up to 160lbs (80kg).

The toughest animals in the universe, called tardigrades, may already be living on the moon! They were secretly taken to the Moon in Israel’s Beresheet lander during an accidental crashed landing.

The largest bee in the world, known as Wallace's giant bee, was spotted in Indonesia. It was last seen alive in 1981.

Does your pet really understand when you say things like Beg, Sit, or Stay? Scientists did some tests to see how much they really understand. They really do understand you.

Greenland sharks have been spotted that are 500 years old. The secret is cold water and a slow metabolism.

Researchers discovered ants (Colobopsis explodens) that actually explode to sacrifice themselves to save their colonies from predators.

Bazz is a dog beekeeper that was trained to sniff out infected bee hives so they can quarantine them and protect other bees. He even has a special dog beekeeper suit to stop bee stings.

Big Jake is the world's tallest horse. He is close to 7 ft tall and weighs 2,600 pounds. His owner says he is a gentle giant.

During space walks from the International Space Station, sample swabs were taken. Russian scientists claim that bacteria was found which was never present before it left earth. It could be the first signs of alien life ever discovered.

In Times Square NYC, tourists will now be able to take an up-close digital dive deep into the sea without ever getting a drop of water on them as they explore the ocean depths.

A new dinosaur has been found that is the largest on record. Named Patagotitan mayorum, this giant is over 122 ft (37m) and weighs more than 12 elephants!

A 10-year boy’s accidental discovery in the Las Cruces desert led a New Mexico State University professor to a rare, mostly intact 1.2 million year-old stegomastodon skull.

When a tortoise had troubles walking, this clever pet vet made a mini wheelchair out of Legos to help him get around.

A fossil found by an elk hunter in Montana has led to the discovery of a new species of prehistoric sea creature dinosaur that lived about 70 million years ago near the Rocky Mountains. It is a type of elasmosaurus that had super long necks.

Water was discovered on earth that is much older than previously thought. It could mean water also existed on mars a long time ago that may have supported life.
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