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Article 1: Why This Zoo Lion Killed a Lost Water Bird
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      In this article, a lioness kills a heron that came for water. Even though the lioness was raised in captivity. Cats, big and small are instinctual hunters. Without practicing or being instructed, they know how to move silently, stalk, and pounce on prey. Even domesticated cats hunt small animals like birds and rodents with these keen skills. This is why the lioness killed the heron because it was its instincts.Since the heron entered the lions exhibit, it triggered the lioness' instincts to kill. Therefore, even captive or domestic cats are instinctual hunters.
 
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Source: https://www.google.com/amp/s/relay.nationalgeographic.com/proxy/distribution/public/amp/2018/06/lion-heron-amsterdam-attack-zoo-animals
July 09, 2018
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<br> The Independent Mars Helicopter
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Article 2: Tracking Animal Migrations
 
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      In this article, I summarized about understand Tracking Animals migration helps the animals.
There have been many missions to Mars, most of which didn't succeed, and what comes with this new idea, a helicopter, isn't a great chance of success. <br> Lifting off has always been a major challenge with helicopters with long journeys such as this. <br> However, with fast spinning rotors, the air goes above the helicopter blades, causing an easy liftoff. <br> Lifting will be much harder on Mars because of how different the air density is. <br> Making the helicopter extremely light and autonomous will allow an easy liftoff in an atmosphere like Mars.' <br> If the helicopter is light and autonomous enough to stand the low air density of Mars' atmosphere, then it can handle surviving this mission.
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Tracking the Animal during migration helps us how individuals and populations move within local areas and migrate across oceans and continents.Also, this information is being used to address environmental challenges.The information on the animals migration path or environment helps us stop climate and land-use changes, biodiversity loss, invasive species,  
 
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and the spread of infectious diseases.So, Tracking animal migration paths HELP US KEEP THEM SAFE, and stop the challenges that await them during there migrations.
Source: PopSci <br> Link: https://www.popsci.com/mars-helicopter
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Source: https://www.nationalgeographic.org/media/tracking-animal-migrations/
 
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Article 3: First snake found in amber is a baby from the age of the dinosaurs
 
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        In this article a baby snake is found in amber and its the first snake ever found from 100 million years ago. Around 100 million years ago, a baby snake hatched on a tropical island in the Indian Ocean. The tiny snake, just 10 centimetres long, got stuck in resin oozing from a tree. That chunk of resin remained buried as the island drifted north and became part of what is now Myanmar. When it was finally dug up a few years ago, the skeletal remains were misidentified as a centipede and the amber sold to a private collector. But It has now been studied by an international team, who have scanned the amber to build up a 3D image of the skeleton. “The baby is unquestionably a snake,” says team member Michael Caldwell of the University of Alberta, Canada, a palaeontologist who specialises in studying ancient snakes and lizards. This would make it the first ever snake found in amber.
July 10, 2018
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Source: https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.newscientist.com/article/2174474-first-snake-found-in-amber-is-a-baby-from-the-age-of-the-dinosaurs/amp/
<br> The Vulnerability of a United Nation
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Article 4: A spectacular armored dinosaur has been found
The United States is one of the richest and most populated countries in the world. <br> However, there are three growing problems that can make this country the most vulnerable. <br> Firstly, the amount of natural disasters it is vulnerable to be attacked by is innumerable. <br> From hurricanes to tornadoes, an abundance of natural disasters can strike the States, destroying a greatly populated city or a small town by the shore. <br> In 2017, a wave of hurricanes had struck the US, causing terrible damage and destroying many homes and businesses. <br> However, a large population density can cause problems too. <br> Mass amounts of people need homes and with such infrastructure, problems can happen easily where the shelters fall apart, causing a problem in a specific city. <br> Finally, more people are living in metropolitan areas. <br> According to some experts, by the year of 2040, ten of the most populated metropolitan areas will have 6.7 million more people. <br> This may not seem bad, but these cities can be destroyed by national disasters, causing in many deaths. <br> Overall, the United States is a very powerful country, but the simplest of things like nature can destroy everything Americans have built.
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        An armored dinosaur has been found in Utah. The armored dinosaur is a herbivore. The dinosaur lived and died on a continent that no longer exists. At the time, an inland sea carved off western North America into a continent all its own, which scientists now call Laramidia. Akainacephalus johnsoni, a southern Laramidian, seems to be more closely related to ankylosaurids found in Asia than to ones that lived in northern Laramidia. If so, ankylosaurids probably dispersed from Asia into Laramidia multiple times, fanning out across the lost continent to form distinct populations in the north and south. So the Armored dinosaur seems to be related to the Ankylosaurus.
 
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Source: PopSci <br> Link: https://www.popsci.com/why-united-states-vulnerable-to-big-disasters#page-3
 
 
 
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July 11, 2018
 
<br> The City Wildlife
 
 
 
Although it may seem nearly impossible for greatly populated cities to have wildlife among it, there are many forms of wildlife in cities that usually go unseen. <br> One example of city wildlife are bats. <br> Bats look for places that provide them food and shelter. <br> As long as they have those two things along with a place to sleep, they can be settled anywhere dark, even a closet. <br> Most people believed that bats would be mostly found in rural areas, like farms, but they live healthier in urban areas. <br> In fact, over six million bats in the United States and Canada died because of white-nose syndrome in the past ten years. <br> However, the population of bats in cities is also declining. <br> There are still more bats in cities than rural areas. <br> Another form of wildlife in the cities are coyotes. <br> The cities are more for human enjoyment, and so coyotes and wolves are attracted to these areas in the cities. <br> There are many more wild animals that are in the cities, but these were a few.
 
 
 
Source: PopSci <br> Link: https://www.popsci.com/urban-wildlife-animals-city#page-7
 
 
 
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July 12, 2018
 
<br> Ancient Meals
 
 
 
Although it is assumed that our American ancestors lived on a paleo diet, that is not the truth. <br> A study on a man whose body was recovered from a melting glacier showed that he had eaten bread and cooked meat. <br> Not all hunter-gatherers had the same meals; their meals solely depended on what was efficiently found, such as fruits or fish. <br> They didn't have any health problems either; some had plaque in their arteries among other problems. <br> All hunter-gatherers, depending on where they live, had different types of grains to eat. <br> They also had a variety of meat. <br> Even though many people believe that our ancestors had only one type of diet and try to follow it, the best thing to do is to stay active and eat healthy foods.  
 
 
 
Source: PopSci <br> Link: https://www.popsci.com/ancient-hunter-gatherer-diet#page-3
 
 
 
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July 13, 2018
 
<br>Drowning
 
 
 
People love to have fun with water, but there are many dangers to doing so. <br> Sharks, poison, waves, and last but not least, drowning. <br> It is very hard to tell the difference between someone who is drowning and someone who is doing tricks in the water. <br> When someone is drowning, they do not flail their arms or move their in contrast to swimming or paddling. <br> To prevent drowning, it is best to have supervision when children are in a pool. <br> These were a few things you could do to prevent deaths and drowning.
 
 
 
Source: PopSci <br> Link: https://www.popsci.com/identify-prevent-drowning#page-3
 
 
 
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July 14, 2018
 
<br> It’s Dinner Time!
 
 
 
The time that you take your dinner can contemplate your risk of getting cancer. <br> The earlier you have dinner, the healthier you are and the longer you live. <br> A research was done in Spain that studied when people with prostate and breast cancer had dinner and went to sleep. <br> Studies showed that people who ate early or waited at least two hours before going to bed had a 26% lower risk of getting prostate cancer and a 16% lower risk of getting breast cancer. <br> Even though it has been proven that eating early can reduce the risk of cancer, scientists have not found a reason why. <br> There are many factors that may affect this, such as genetics and geographical location. <br> Each place in the world has a different average dinner time. <br> So, with all these factors, it is still unclear why this is true, but it has been proven accurate.
 
 
 
Source: PopSci <br> Link: https://www.popsci.com/eat-dinner-early-cancer#page-2
 
 
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July 15, 2018
 
<br> Cool Dogs, Cool Owners
 
 
 
All dog owners know that their dogs should be kept as cool as possible during the summer, and here are some ways how. <br> Dogs can easily die of heatstroke when temperatures soar above eighty degrees. <br> Panting is the dog’s instinctive solution, but that does not always work. <br> Keeping your dog at home with a cool environment is very safe for your dog, but when it wants to go outside, it’s best to take precautions. <br> When going outside, it’s best to go early in the mornings and evenings. <br> Never leave your dog in a car or outside in the middle of the day. <br> Using these tips, your dog should be safe and sound in the blazing heat of the summer.
 
 
 
Source: PopSci <br> Link: https://www.popsci.com/keep-dogs-cool
 
 
 
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July 16, 2018
 
<br> Beauty Dilemmas
 
 
 
For many years, women have used a variety of different products to make themselves beautiful. <br> Potions, creams, gels, and more commonly nowadays, pills are used to enhance a woman's natural beauty. <br> Dermatologists wonder why so many women have decided to take pills. <br> These pills are said to have vital nutrients for the hair and skin that is easily consumed through a pill rather than other forms of treatment. <br> The creators of a variety of pills say that they have many nutrients that work effectively to make a woman's beauty increase. <br> Even though the creators of these pills say they work, it is still not proven if they do work, or if it is a placebo effect.
 
 
 
Source: PopSci <br> Link: https://www.popsci.com/beauty-vitamins-supplements-claims#page-3
 
 
 
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July 17, 2018
 
<br> Alcohol Quandaries
 
 
 
Most adults in the U.S. have come to accept alcohol as a comforting drink. <br> However, research shows that there are more cons than pros to drinking alcohol. <br> Alcohol caused more deaths and physical/mental problems in the past five years than the opioid epidemic. <br> Moderate drinking has some benefits for your health, such as drinking a glass of red wine can decrease the risk of heart disease. <br> Alcohol use has many negative effects also; it can lead to many cancers and cause alcohol use disorder. <br> In addition, variations of race also have different reactions to alcohol. <br> Lastly, many actions are being taken to reduce the number of alcohol users by doing things like raising taxes.
 
 
 
Source: PopSci <br> Link: https://www.popsci.com/alcohols-health-benefits-risks
 
 
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July 18, 2018
 
<br> Exercising
 
 
 
Most Americans are not active; other than working and running errands, Americans as a whole don't exercise that much. <br> According to the Centers of Disease Control, only 23% of Americans get the recommended amount of exercising for adults daily. <br> According to a few graphs, western states have the most physically fit people where the southeastern states have the least physically fit people on average. <br> The lower a family household's income is, the less exercise they tend to get, especially people who earn 400% of the poverty level or less. <br> Women also tend to exercise less than men; about half of the female population in America gets aerobic exercise but not muscle exercise due to a lack of self-efficacy. <br> Men also have more role models when it comes to physical health and tend to participate more in physical activities. <br> Overall, everyone should try their best to exercise at least a little daily.
 
 
 
Source: PopSci <br> Link: https://www.popsci.com/american-exercise-guidelines-charts#page-4
 
 
 
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July 19, 2018
 
<br> Chilling in the Summer
 
 
 
 
 
In the blazing heat of the summer,
 

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Samuel's Article Summary Page


Article 1: Why This Zoo Lion Killed a Lost Water Bird

      In this article, a lioness kills a heron that came for water. Even though the lioness was raised in captivity. Cats, big and small are instinctual hunters. Without practicing or being instructed, they know how to move silently, stalk, and pounce on prey. Even domesticated cats hunt small animals like birds and rodents with these keen skills. This is why the lioness killed the heron because it was its instincts.Since the heron entered the lions exhibit, it triggered the lioness' instincts to kill. Therefore, even captive or domestic cats are instinctual hunters.

Source: https://www.google.com/amp/s/relay.nationalgeographic.com/proxy/distribution/public/amp/2018/06/lion-heron-amsterdam-attack-zoo-animals


Article 2: Tracking Animal Migrations

      In this article, I summarized about understand Tracking Animals migration helps the animals.

Tracking the Animal during migration helps us how individuals and populations move within local areas and migrate across oceans and continents.Also, this information is being used to address environmental challenges.The information on the animals migration path or environment helps us stop climate and land-use changes, biodiversity loss, invasive species, and the spread of infectious diseases.So, Tracking animal migration paths HELP US KEEP THEM SAFE, and stop the challenges that await them during there migrations. Source: https://www.nationalgeographic.org/media/tracking-animal-migrations/


Article 3: First snake found in amber is a baby from the age of the dinosaurs

        In this article a baby snake is found in amber and its the first snake ever found from 100 million years ago. Around 100 million years ago, a baby snake hatched on a tropical island in the Indian Ocean. The tiny snake, just 10 centimetres long, got stuck in resin oozing from a tree. That chunk of resin remained buried as the island drifted north and became part of what is now Myanmar. When it was finally dug up a few years ago, the skeletal remains were misidentified as a centipede and the amber sold to a private collector. But It has now been studied by an international team, who have scanned the amber to build up a 3D image of the skeleton. “The baby is unquestionably a snake,” says team member Michael Caldwell of the University of Alberta, Canada, a palaeontologist who specialises in studying ancient snakes and lizards. This would make it the first ever snake found in amber.

Source: https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.newscientist.com/article/2174474-first-snake-found-in-amber-is-a-baby-from-the-age-of-the-dinosaurs/amp/


Article 4: A spectacular armored dinosaur has been found

        An armored dinosaur has been found in Utah. The armored dinosaur is a herbivore. The dinosaur lived and died on a continent that no longer exists. At the time, an inland sea carved off western North America into a continent all its own, which scientists now call Laramidia. Akainacephalus johnsoni, a southern Laramidian, seems to be more closely related to ankylosaurids found in Asia than to ones that lived in northern Laramidia. If so, ankylosaurids probably dispersed from Asia into Laramidia multiple times, fanning out across the lost continent to form distinct populations in the north and south. So the Armored dinosaur seems to be related to the Ankylosaurus.