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.

Calling all Minecraft fans! May 17th is a day celebrated just for you and is when the game was first released to the public in 2009. Read about the games interesting history and learn some fun facts too.

Read about the life-size model of the classic Ferrari F40 made of 358,000 Legos featured at LEGOLAND California. Visitors can sit inside it and even build their own creations to race against other people.

For the first time, scientists have discovered and even photographed an actual real blackhole located at the center of our home galaxy, the Milky Way. They used the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT), a global network of radio telescopes to create the amazing image.

For the first time in history, Barbie went to space aboard the International Space Station (ISS) as part of the outreach project to encourage kids, especially girls, to consider careers in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) .

Scientists have recently discovered a promising place that may have water and oceans where life could exist in Jupiter’s moon Europa. They plan to explore it further in the near future.

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 finger snap lasts only about seven milliseconds, which is 20 times faster than you can blink an eye. It all happens in a snap. New high-speed video exposes the physics behind snapped fingers.

Another astonishing breakthrough for astronomy has happened. NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope has spotted the farthest and one of the most ancient stars known in the galaxy. The massive star is 12.9 billion light years away from us.

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.

For the first time in history, a NASA spacecraft called the Parker Solar Probe successfully entered the corona, or the outermost part of the Sun’s atmosphere and touched the sun. Read all about this incredible achievement.

After 25 years of development, the James Webb Space Telescope aboard an Ariane 5 rocket was launched into space from Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana. It will be able to "see" using heat, how our universe started.

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.

Astronomers spotted what they believe may be the first known planet in another galaxy about 28 million light-years from Earth. Confirming its existence would be a big deal and suggest that there are many other planets in other galaxies waiting to be discovered.

Kamo'oalewa (also known as 2016-H03) is a small asteroid that orbits the Sun alongside Earth has been known to science since 2016. However, the rock's origins have always remained a mystery to researchers. Now, new observations by University of Arizona (UA) astronomers indicate that the Ferris-wheel-sized space rock may be a piece of our Moon that broke off almost 500 million years ago!

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 National Geographic Society, which has been making maps since 1915, announced that from now on, there would be five oceans instead of only four: the Atlantic, Pacific, Indian, Arctic, and the newly added "Southern Ocean".

Named LASER-D, this "robot dog" prances around on four legs keeping things clean by removing nasty germs and viruses that can harm us.

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

Antarctica is surrounded by icebergs, but one measuring over 105 miles recently broke off, making it the world's largest iceberg. Learn all about it and why it is a very special event.

A team of researches have created the whitest paint ever produced. They call it "ultra-white" paint and believe it could help combat global climate change to save our environment.

NASA’s Perseverance rover landed safely on Mars. The rover will search for possible life on mars and also pave the way for humans to live on the planet.

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.

Matthew Walzer, who was born with cerebral palsy, had a tough time lacing his shoes. After realizing there were probably millions of others facing a similar challenge, he reached out to his favorite shoe company, Nike, for help. This all lead to the creation of "GoFlyEase" the world's first fully hands-free sneaker.

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.

Today, the universe is 10 times warmer than it was 10 billion years ago. Back then, the average temperature of deep space was around 200,000 Celsius (360,000 Fahrenheit). Now its roughly 2 million C (3.6 million F). Scientists are searching for the reason and what it really means.

In late November 2020,German divers stumbled upon what appeared to be a well preserved ancient typewriter. However, a closer look at the algae-covered contraption revealed that the artifact was far from a regular typewriter. It was a rare Enigma machine, used by German armed forces to send secret messages during the Second World War.

On December 14, the first Americans got a vaccine designed to protect them from COVID-19. Health-care workers were put at the head of the line to get these shots. So were older adults living in care facilities. What about kids under age 16? They won't be getting the shots. At least not yet. However, plenty of doctors are anxious to see that change.

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.

Imagine if the swishing threads inside your jeans pocket could charge your cell phone. Picture sensors that don't need batteries because they make their own power. Both and more may soon be possible, thanks to new piezoelectric materials and devices.

Take a sip of lemonade and you taste an explosion of flavor. The sweetness of the sugar and the sourness of the lemons burst on your tongue. But the tongue does not taste all by itself. It needs the brain to take chemical signals from food and turn them into what we sense as sweet and sour. Scientists didn't quite understand how taste got mapped in the brain. Until now...
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