Discovery of Earth-Like Planet Outside of Solar System

By SADIE PRICE ELLIOTT, age 13 PHOTO: 好能開心/Flickr A recent planetary discovery brings hope of life on another world. NASA scientists have researched a planet called Kepler-452b that is the planet most like Earth ever recorded, but bigger and older. It’s the...

New Discovery Links Indigenous Peoples

By AMIA MCDONALD, age 11 PHOTO: PublicDomainPictures Recent genetic studies have found that Native Americans near the Amazon are related to the Aborigines in Australia. Prior genetic research had only shown the relationship between indigenous peoples from South...

Planet of Diamonds?

By KALANI CHEN-HAYES, age 9 Image: KQEDQUEST Scientists at Yale University say they have found a planet 40 Light Years away from Earth whose surface is made up of diamond. The planet has been named 55 Cancri (can-cree). The planet’s radius is twice that of Earth’s and...

Kid-Scientists Make a Discovery

By LISA GOODMAN PHOTO: Flickr.com/JSHAPPELL Fourth graders at Landisville Intermediate Center in Pennsylvania made an important discovery earlier this year when they came across an 11,500 year-old hair from an extinct mastodon. Mastodons were very large mammals with...