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article 16
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<br>'''Early mammals hid from dinosaurs in the dark, changing their DNA forever'''
  
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<br>the small animals from 160 million years ago hid in the dark because of the terrifying beasts that ruled the earth
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<br>their DNA changed and adapted to the dark over time.
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<br>one example of that is the Somalian blind cave fish. it eyes are now covered in a patch of pink skin
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<br>scientists are trying to find out if there are any more animals like this one
  
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source: https://www.nationalgeographic.com/animals/2018/10/dinosaur-mammal-dna-cave-fish-animals-news/
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article 15
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<br>'''Elephant orphans face added challenge: bullying'''
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<br>Poaching elephants has caused many problems.
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<br>many young elephants have lost their mothers due to poaching, and are relying on their relatives.
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<br>this may not seem like a problem,but the young elephants aren't getting the nutrition they need from their mothers.
 +
<br>orphaned elephants take a lot of effort to grow when their biological mother isn't here to love them and take care of them.
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<br>they will have a hard time growing and reproducing.
  
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source: https://www.nationalgeographic.com/animals/2018/10/news-elephant-orphans-aggression-poaching-effects/
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article 14
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<br>'''In China, Ivory Seems to Be Losing Appeal'''
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<br> Ever since china's ivory trade got illegal, less people are having interest for ivory.
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<br>China used to be the worlds largest illegal ivory market, but because of the animals that were being killed for it, President Obama and President Xi <br>Jinping agreed to end the ivory trade
 +
<br>Fewer people are actually buying and having interest in ivory.
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<br>This is a positive outcome of banning ivory selling.
  
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source:  https://www.nationalgeographic.com/animals/2018/09/wildlife-watch-news-ivory-demand-reduction-china-ban/
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article 13
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<br>'''Eat Your Food, and the Package Too'''
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<br>Plastic is becoming a problem in our world. But, they might have found a solution.
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<br>We used to use plastic beverage cups, lids, straws, and bottles.
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<br>And they always ended up in the ocean. Now, scientists invented edible plastics.
 +
<br>This way, plastics aren't going to waste, and they will taste good
  
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source: https://www.nationalgeographic.com/environment/future-of-food/food-packaging-plastics-recycle-solutions/
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article12
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<br>'''Plastic Cigarette Wrapper Found Inside a Jellyfish'''
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<br>Animals are trying to avoid trash in a ocean, which is nearly impossibe.
 +
<br>Nearly eighteen billion pounds of trash flow into the ocean every year.
 +
<br>Scientist started to document the first documentary of plastic in a jellyfish
 +
<br>Multiple jellyfish were found with multiple stings of plastic in them, around their hoods or woven around their bodies.
 +
<br>when the scientists started to explpore the jellyfish, they say the jellyfish were trying to eat the plastic. this is a bad sign for the jellyfishs' health.
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<br>this is a compilcated problem for scientists, but they are trying to solve it.
  
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source: https://www.nationalgeographic.com/environment/2018/09/news-jellyfish-plastic-cigarette-wrapper/
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article 11
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<br>'''How Killer Whales Went from Hated, to Adored, to Endangered'''
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<br>not long ago, killer whales were considered vicious pests and were criticized, shot, and hunted down
 +
<br>now, the killer whales are appreciated for how they feel grief, they are apex predators,and for their complex societies.
 +
<br>but it might be too late for the killer whales are endangered because of pollution and other forces that are pushing the killer whales near extinction
 +
<br>in conclusion, the people are trying to help killer whales and learn more about them.
 +
 
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source: https://www.nationalgeographic.com/animals/2018/08/orcas-killer-whales-endangered-cetaceans-news/
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article 10
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<br>'''Why Poison Is a Growing Threat to Africa’s Wildlife'''
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<br>the people of kenya are tired of the lions eating their livestock. one solution is to hunt the lions using poisoned tipped arrows.
 +
<br>they set up a trap for he lions to come. when the lions finally do they get ready to shoot the tranquilizer.
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<br>soon the 2 lions that have been eating the livestock come in search of the lioness(the lion that they just tranquilized). the team darted one of the lion, but <br>let the other one escape.
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<br>meanwhile other people wanted the lion attacks on their livestock to stop too, but instead they poisoned the animal's carcass and that killed the lions.
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<br>by the time the vet came  to see the lions, the bodies had already rotted.
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<br>therefore if we keep using poison, instead of tranquilizers that just put the animals to sleep, many of the animals would die.
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source: https://www.nationalgeographic.com/magazine/2018/08/poisoning-africa-kenya-maasai-pesticides-lions-poachers-conservationists/
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article 9
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<br>'''How to Watch the Longest 'Blood Moon' Eclipse of the Century'''
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<br>Mars is about to make its closest approach to Earth, and when that happens, its called "blood moon".
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<br> both the moon and mars will be seen on July 27 and into the morning of July 28 on July 27 and into the morning of July 28.
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<br>On the 27th, mars will reach the opposition.
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<br>we shouldn't expect mars to look as big as the moon
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<br>in conclusion, mars can also be seen from earth, and it is special
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Source: https://www.nationalgeographic.com/science/2018/07/news-how-to-see-longest-blood-moon-eclipse-mars-space/
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Article 8
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<br>'''Meet the World's Most Expensive Pet Fish'''
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The  Asian Arowana is the worlds most expensive fish.
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A woman named Emily Voigt spent all most her whole life searching for that fish.
 +
She even wrote a book about it called "the dragon behind the glass" with the picture of the Asian Arowana.
 +
This fish was a predator way from the age of the dinosaurs, and looks like a Chinese dragon kite.
 +
That spawned a belief that the fish is also good luck and prosperity.
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<br>So, because the Asian Arowana is colorful, is from the age of the dinosaurs, looks like a dragon, and belived to have good luck and prosperity, it is the most expensive fish in the world.
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Source: https://news.nationalgeographic.com/2016/07/dragon-fish-most-expensive-arowana-emily-voigt/
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Article 7
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<br>'''South Africa to Export 1,500 Lion Skeletons Per Year—Legally'''
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<br>South Africa is illegally trading lion bones.
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<br>Lions are facing a new threat. there is a demand for lion claws, teeth, and bones.
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<br>They can be used for medicine, and trinkets, mostly in Southeast Africa.
 +
<br>It is illegal to poach lions, but international trade in lion parts is prohibited.
 +
<br>Because of this, lions are being raised in captivity. some reports say that the lions are being treated badly in terrible conditions.
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<br>Therefore, our lion population will soon decrease just because South Africa is killing off lions for illegal trading.
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Source:https://www.nationalgeographic.com/animals/2018/07/lion-bone-export-south-africa-wildlife-trafficking-news/
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Article 6
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<br>'''What do animals do in a wildfire?'''
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<br>Some animals escape, while other species survive.
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<br>Many wildfires occurred around the world and took many lives and burned through buildings.
 +
<br>Many wildlife animals adapted to the wildfires. Fire is a natural part of a wildlife animal's life.
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<br>Many animals can escape the heat. Some birds can fly away, insects and amphibians can dig holes and stay there, other animals can go to lakes and <br>steams.
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<br>Some predators can wait for the animals/insects to run out and catch them.
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<br>all in all, having a wildfire in a forest isn't so bad, because the animals can survive.
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Source:https://news.nationalgeographic.com/2015/09/150914-animals-wildlife-wildfires-nation-california-science/
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Article 5
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<br>'''The Mystery of Left-Coiled Snails'''
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<br>Jeremy is a rare left-coiled snail
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<br>Dr. Davison discovered him and wanted to know if the cause of the left-coiled shell was due to genetics or was an accident.
 +
<br> Jeremy organs also had turned counterclockwise, which made it hard to mate with right-coiled snails.
 +
<br>Dr. Davison, who hoped to have Jeremy produce offspring, but, after the offspring was produced, it was observed that they all had right-coiled shells.
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<br>Jeremy soon died, but his genes were passed on to the University of Nottingham.
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Source:https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/12/science/jeremy-lefty-snail.html
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Article 4
  
<br>'''Friendly Neighborhood Spider'''
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<br>'''High Risk of Baldness for Short People'''
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<br>Spiders might seem dangerous, and you might want to kill them on sight; but, spiders are mostly harmless and help the ecosystem.
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<br>Short men may have an increased risk of becoming bald prematurely.
<br>Spiders may be providing services like eating pests—some even eat other spiders.
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<br>An international genetic study at least points in this direction. During the study, the scientists investigated the genetic material of more than 20,000 men. <br>Their data show that premature hair loss is linked to a range of various physical characteristics and illnesses.
<br>There’s even a species of jumping spider that prefers to eat blood-filled mosquitoes in African homes.
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<br>Researchers analyzed genetic data from around 11,000 men with premature baldness. Around 12,000 men with no hair loss served as a control. The participants came from seven different countries.
<br>Although they are generalist predators, apt to eat anything they can catch, spiders regularly capture nuisance pests and even disease-carrying insects.
 
<br>So killing a spider doesn’t just cost the arachnid its life, it may take an important predator out of your home.
 
<br>All in all, you shouldn't be afraid of harmless spiders.Spiders might actually be useful in your houses, for they can get rid of other annoying, yet more dangerous, insects lurking around.
 
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<br> '''The Consequences of Zit Popping'''''
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Source:https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/03/170308084034.html
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<br>Popping a zit or a pimple may seem like the right thing to do, but it can cause you even more problems.
 
<br>By popping a zit, it will become an open wound, and potentially infectious bacteria will enter your body.
 
<br>You can get a scar and picking at or popping any zit makes permanent marks more likely by increasing inflammation.
 
<br>If you pop a zit and there is no infection or scar, you would still be spreading more zits around.
 
<br>Therefore you should pop zits because it will end up badly.
 
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Article 3
 
Article 3
  
 
<br> '''Can Humans Die from Apple Seeds?'''''
 
<br> '''Can Humans Die from Apple Seeds?'''''
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<br>Apple seeds are actually poisonous and can kill humans.
 
<br>Apple seeds are actually poisonous and can kill humans.
 
<br> First, the amygdalin/poison, is accessible only if the seeds have been crushed or chewed; a whole unbroken seed will pass right through
 
<br> First, the amygdalin/poison, is accessible only if the seeds have been crushed or chewed; a whole unbroken seed will pass right through
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<br>The average adult would need to eat anywhere from 150 to several thousand crushed seeds (depending on the apple variety) to be at risk of cyanide poisoning.  
 
<br>The average adult would need to eat anywhere from 150 to several thousand crushed seeds (depending on the apple variety) to be at risk of cyanide poisoning.  
 
<br>All in all, apple seeds are only dangerous if you eat a whole lot of crushed seeds, which hopefully, will never happen.
 
<br>All in all, apple seeds are only dangerous if you eat a whole lot of crushed seeds, which hopefully, will never happen.
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Source: https://www.britannica.com/story/can-apple-seeds-kill-you
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Article 2
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<br> '''The Consequences of Zit Popping'''''
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<br>Popping a zit or a pimple may seem like the right thing to do, but it can cause you even more problems.
 +
<br>By popping a zit, it will become an open wound, and potentially infectious bacteria will enter your body.
 +
<br>You can get a scar and picking at or popping any zit makes permanent marks more likely by increasing inflammation.
 +
<br>If you pop a zit and there is no infection or scar, you would still be spreading more zits around.
 +
<br>Therefore you should pop zits because it will end up badly.
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Source:https://www.popsci.com/popping-pimples
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Article 1
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<br>'''Friendly Neighborhood Spider'''
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<br>Spiders might seem dangerous, and you might want to kill them on sight; but, spiders are mostly harmless and help the ecosystem.
 +
<br>Spiders may be providing services like eating pests—some even eat other spiders.
 +
<br>There’s even a species of jumping spider that prefers to eat blood-filled mosquitoes in African homes.
 +
<br>Although they are generalist predators, apt to eat anything they can catch, spiders regularly capture nuisance pests and even disease-carrying insects.
 +
<br>So killing a spider doesn’t just cost the arachnid its life, it may take an important predator out of your home.
 +
<br>All in all, you shouldn't be afraid of harmless spiders.Spiders might actually be useful in your houses, for they can get rid of other annoying, yet more dangerous, insects lurking around.
 +
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Source:https://www.popsci.com/killing-spiders
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Latest revision as of 01:27, 13 October 2018

Tenzin's Article Summary Page


article 16
Early mammals hid from dinosaurs in the dark, changing their DNA forever



the small animals from 160 million years ago hid in the dark because of the terrifying beasts that ruled the earth
their DNA changed and adapted to the dark over time.
one example of that is the Somalian blind cave fish. it eyes are now covered in a patch of pink skin
scientists are trying to find out if there are any more animals like this one

source: https://www.nationalgeographic.com/animals/2018/10/dinosaur-mammal-dna-cave-fish-animals-news/


article 15
Elephant orphans face added challenge: bullying



Poaching elephants has caused many problems.
many young elephants have lost their mothers due to poaching, and are relying on their relatives.
this may not seem like a problem,but the young elephants aren't getting the nutrition they need from their mothers.
orphaned elephants take a lot of effort to grow when their biological mother isn't here to love them and take care of them.
they will have a hard time growing and reproducing.

source: https://www.nationalgeographic.com/animals/2018/10/news-elephant-orphans-aggression-poaching-effects/


article 14
In China, Ivory Seems to Be Losing Appeal



Ever since china's ivory trade got illegal, less people are having interest for ivory.
China used to be the worlds largest illegal ivory market, but because of the animals that were being killed for it, President Obama and President Xi
Jinping agreed to end the ivory trade
Fewer people are actually buying and having interest in ivory.
This is a positive outcome of banning ivory selling.

source: https://www.nationalgeographic.com/animals/2018/09/wildlife-watch-news-ivory-demand-reduction-china-ban/


article 13
Eat Your Food, and the Package Too



Plastic is becoming a problem in our world. But, they might have found a solution.
We used to use plastic beverage cups, lids, straws, and bottles.
And they always ended up in the ocean. Now, scientists invented edible plastics.
This way, plastics aren't going to waste, and they will taste good

source: https://www.nationalgeographic.com/environment/future-of-food/food-packaging-plastics-recycle-solutions/


article12
Plastic Cigarette Wrapper Found Inside a Jellyfish



Animals are trying to avoid trash in a ocean, which is nearly impossibe.
Nearly eighteen billion pounds of trash flow into the ocean every year.
Scientist started to document the first documentary of plastic in a jellyfish
Multiple jellyfish were found with multiple stings of plastic in them, around their hoods or woven around their bodies.
when the scientists started to explpore the jellyfish, they say the jellyfish were trying to eat the plastic. this is a bad sign for the jellyfishs' health.
this is a compilcated problem for scientists, but they are trying to solve it.

source: https://www.nationalgeographic.com/environment/2018/09/news-jellyfish-plastic-cigarette-wrapper/


article 11


How Killer Whales Went from Hated, to Adored, to Endangered



not long ago, killer whales were considered vicious pests and were criticized, shot, and hunted down
now, the killer whales are appreciated for how they feel grief, they are apex predators,and for their complex societies.
but it might be too late for the killer whales are endangered because of pollution and other forces that are pushing the killer whales near extinction
in conclusion, the people are trying to help killer whales and learn more about them.

source: https://www.nationalgeographic.com/animals/2018/08/orcas-killer-whales-endangered-cetaceans-news/


article 10


Why Poison Is a Growing Threat to Africa’s Wildlife



the people of kenya are tired of the lions eating their livestock. one solution is to hunt the lions using poisoned tipped arrows.
they set up a trap for he lions to come. when the lions finally do they get ready to shoot the tranquilizer.
soon the 2 lions that have been eating the livestock come in search of the lioness(the lion that they just tranquilized). the team darted one of the lion, but
let the other one escape.
meanwhile other people wanted the lion attacks on their livestock to stop too, but instead they poisoned the animal's carcass and that killed the lions.
by the time the vet came to see the lions, the bodies had already rotted.
therefore if we keep using poison, instead of tranquilizers that just put the animals to sleep, many of the animals would die.

source: https://www.nationalgeographic.com/magazine/2018/08/poisoning-africa-kenya-maasai-pesticides-lions-poachers-conservationists/


article 9


How to Watch the Longest 'Blood Moon' Eclipse of the Century



Mars is about to make its closest approach to Earth, and when that happens, its called "blood moon".
both the moon and mars will be seen on July 27 and into the morning of July 28 on July 27 and into the morning of July 28.
On the 27th, mars will reach the opposition.
we shouldn't expect mars to look as big as the moon
in conclusion, mars can also be seen from earth, and it is special

Source: https://www.nationalgeographic.com/science/2018/07/news-how-to-see-longest-blood-moon-eclipse-mars-space/


Article 8


Meet the World's Most Expensive Pet Fish


The Asian Arowana is the worlds most expensive fish. A woman named Emily Voigt spent all most her whole life searching for that fish. She even wrote a book about it called "the dragon behind the glass" with the picture of the Asian Arowana. This fish was a predator way from the age of the dinosaurs, and looks like a Chinese dragon kite. That spawned a belief that the fish is also good luck and prosperity.
So, because the Asian Arowana is colorful, is from the age of the dinosaurs, looks like a dragon, and belived to have good luck and prosperity, it is the most expensive fish in the world.

Source: https://news.nationalgeographic.com/2016/07/dragon-fish-most-expensive-arowana-emily-voigt/


Article 7


South Africa to Export 1,500 Lion Skeletons Per Year—Legally



South Africa is illegally trading lion bones.
Lions are facing a new threat. there is a demand for lion claws, teeth, and bones.
They can be used for medicine, and trinkets, mostly in Southeast Africa.
It is illegal to poach lions, but international trade in lion parts is prohibited.
Because of this, lions are being raised in captivity. some reports say that the lions are being treated badly in terrible conditions.
Therefore, our lion population will soon decrease just because South Africa is killing off lions for illegal trading.

Source:https://www.nationalgeographic.com/animals/2018/07/lion-bone-export-south-africa-wildlife-trafficking-news/


Article 6


What do animals do in a wildfire?



Some animals escape, while other species survive.
Many wildfires occurred around the world and took many lives and burned through buildings.
Many wildlife animals adapted to the wildfires. Fire is a natural part of a wildlife animal's life.
Many animals can escape the heat. Some birds can fly away, insects and amphibians can dig holes and stay there, other animals can go to lakes and
steams.
Some predators can wait for the animals/insects to run out and catch them.
all in all, having a wildfire in a forest isn't so bad, because the animals can survive.

Source:https://news.nationalgeographic.com/2015/09/150914-animals-wildlife-wildfires-nation-california-science/


Article 5


The Mystery of Left-Coiled Snails



Jeremy is a rare left-coiled snail
Dr. Davison discovered him and wanted to know if the cause of the left-coiled shell was due to genetics or was an accident.
Jeremy organs also had turned counterclockwise, which made it hard to mate with right-coiled snails.
Dr. Davison, who hoped to have Jeremy produce offspring, but, after the offspring was produced, it was observed that they all had right-coiled shells.
Jeremy soon died, but his genes were passed on to the University of Nottingham.

Source:https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/12/science/jeremy-lefty-snail.html


Article 4


High Risk of Baldness for Short People



Short men may have an increased risk of becoming bald prematurely.
An international genetic study at least points in this direction. During the study, the scientists investigated the genetic material of more than 20,000 men.
Their data show that premature hair loss is linked to a range of various physical characteristics and illnesses.
Researchers analyzed genetic data from around 11,000 men with premature baldness. Around 12,000 men with no hair loss served as a control. The participants came from seven different countries.

Source:https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/03/170308084034.html


Article 3


Can Humans Die from Apple Seeds?



Apple seeds are actually poisonous and can kill humans.
First, the amygdalin/poison, is accessible only if the seeds have been crushed or chewed; a whole unbroken seed will pass right through
But you would need a lot of crushed apple seeds.
When in the digestive system, this chemical degrades into highly poisonous hydrogen cyanide (HCN). A lethal dose of HCN can kill within minutes.
The human body can process HCN in small doses, so a couple of chewed seeds are usually completely harmless.
The average adult would need to eat anywhere from 150 to several thousand crushed seeds (depending on the apple variety) to be at risk of cyanide poisoning.
All in all, apple seeds are only dangerous if you eat a whole lot of crushed seeds, which hopefully, will never happen.

Source: https://www.britannica.com/story/can-apple-seeds-kill-you


Article 2


The Consequences of Zit Popping



Popping a zit or a pimple may seem like the right thing to do, but it can cause you even more problems.
By popping a zit, it will become an open wound, and potentially infectious bacteria will enter your body.
You can get a scar and picking at or popping any zit makes permanent marks more likely by increasing inflammation.
If you pop a zit and there is no infection or scar, you would still be spreading more zits around.
Therefore you should pop zits because it will end up badly.

Source:https://www.popsci.com/popping-pimples


Article 1


Friendly Neighborhood Spider



Spiders might seem dangerous, and you might want to kill them on sight; but, spiders are mostly harmless and help the ecosystem.
Spiders may be providing services like eating pests—some even eat other spiders.
There’s even a species of jumping spider that prefers to eat blood-filled mosquitoes in African homes.
Although they are generalist predators, apt to eat anything they can catch, spiders regularly capture nuisance pests and even disease-carrying insects.
So killing a spider doesn’t just cost the arachnid its life, it may take an important predator out of your home.
All in all, you shouldn't be afraid of harmless spiders.Spiders might actually be useful in your houses, for they can get rid of other annoying, yet more dangerous, insects lurking around.

Source:https://www.popsci.com/killing-spiders