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A surprising new use for an old mattress

April 1, 2020, 12:38 p.m.

Residents at Zaatari Refugee Camp have teamed up with scientists to grow plants in the foam from old mattresses.

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Scientists fight a virus outbreak

Feb. 27, 2020, 1:55 p.m.

Scientists are studying an outbreak of a virus called a coronavirus.

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Volcanic lightning in the Philippines

Jan. 15, 2020, 5:19 p.m.

An erupting volcano in the Philippines led to a spectacular natural phenomenon: volcanic lightning.

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Bears on the Moon?!

Oct. 21, 2019, 8:35 a.m.

Did you know there are bears on the Moon?! No, not the kind of bear you’re thinking of! These are “water bears”, microscopic animals whose scientific name is “tardigrades”.

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Dramatic changes to Arctic landscapes

June 17, 2019, 1:06 p.m.

On this week’s newsdesk: dramatic changes to Arctic landscapes, turning shrimp shells into plastic and turning poo into houses!

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Breeding kakapos breaking records!

May 16, 2019, 11:05 a.m.

On this week’s newsdesk: Kakapos break breeding records, an unbreakable guitar, and a drone delivers transplant organs!

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NASA studies twin astronauts

April 23, 2019, 2:25 p.m.

On this week’s newsdesk: NASA studies twin astronauts, huge protests demand action on climate change and a computer helps invent a new sport!

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What are the cheesiest songs?

March 26, 2019, 3:40 p.m.

On this week’s newsdesk: turning plastic waste into fuel, a sweet way to monitor pollutants, and researchers play music to cheese!

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How to save your dragons

March 12, 2019, 10:07 a.m.

On this week’s news desk: Komodo a no-no for tourists, space junk speared in a clean-up test, and hunting meteorites in Antarctica.

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T-rex vs ground finch

Feb. 1, 2019, 10:46 a.m.

On this week’s newsdesk: a bird with a powerful bite, a robot gets back on its feet, and 15 years of the Mars Express.

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