Coronavirus Explained

Coronavirus Explained

By Giavana Maldonado, age 13 COVID-19 is a virus caused by the novel coronavirus which causes respiratory illness in its hosts. There are many types of coronavirus, some of which cause diseases in humans. The first reported case of this coronavirus was in Wuhan,...
Science Brief: Endangered Sea Turtles Enjoy Quarantine 

Science Brief: Endangered Sea Turtles Enjoy Quarantine 

By Gibran Williams , age 8 On March 22, 97 vulnerable hawksbill turtles felt the benefit of human social distancing and ended up in the ocean instead of dying. The turtles hatched on a beach in Paulista, a town in the northeastern state of Pernambuco, Brazil.  Paulo...
Science Brief: Antarctica’s Hottest day on Record

Science Brief: Antarctica’s Hottest day on Record

By Anneliese Smudde, age 10 On February 9, Antarctica saw its highest temperature on record at just over 69 degrees Fahrenheit, according to researchers at Comandante Ferraz Antarctic Station. This temperature broke a record heat of 63.5 degrees recorded just three...
New Breakthrough in Recycling Batteries for Renewable Energy

New Breakthrough in Recycling Batteries for Renewable Energy

By Aishwarya Vedula, age 12 and Indykids Staff As climate change continues to be a growing concern, many countries are focusing on ways to use renewable energy. A big part of renewable resources is the use of lithium-ion batteries. Though they are not only used in...
Can Disabling One Protein Lead to Cure for the Common Cold?

Can Disabling One Protein Lead to Cure for the Common Cold?

By Aishwarya Vedula, age 12 The common cold is a short-lasting, but potentially debilitating illness that affects millions of people in the United States every year. There’s no cure for the cold as it is caused by various viruses that use human cells to reproduce and...