Getting Wild With… Tasmanian Devils

Getting Wild With… Tasmanian Devils

By Henry Russell, Age 11 Tasmanian devils are rather cute black- or brown-furred mammals that look a little like baby bears. They are the world’s largest meat-eating marsupial, reaching 30 inches in length and weighing up to 26 pounds. They have very sharp teeth...
Getting Wild With… The American Bumblebee!

Getting Wild With… The American Bumblebee!

By Charlotte Osoria, age 9 Did you know there are over 255 species of bumblebee around the world, 49 of which live in North America? One such species is the American bumblebee.  Photo by Pauline HornFollow, available on Flickr Bumblebees play an important role in...
Tuskless Elephants Are Evolving to Evade Poachers

Tuskless Elephants Are Evolving to Evade Poachers

By Mona Delgado, age 10 and IndyKids staff By Mona Delgado, age 10 and IndyKids staff Researchers at Princeton University have discovered that many African elephants are evolving to not have their signature look: tusks. During the Mozambique Civil War, from 1977 to...
Science Brief: Flex Those Filtration Mussels

Science Brief: Flex Those Filtration Mussels

Photo by Gil Ndjouwou on Unsplash By Melina Cantagallo, age 13 Mussels are most often thought of as just a food, but they could potentially be used to free our oceans of toxic microplastics.  Microplastics are small pieces of plastic sometimes too small for the...