Muse2 min gelesenMathematics
Fancy Folding
The amazing thing about origami is the enormous number of different objects you can make by folding a square sheet of paper. No glue or scissors allowed! You can make airplanes, flowers, butterflies, and noisemakers, or flapping birds, fierce devils,
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The Real-Life BAT MAN
Using a wall for balance, Daniel Kish steadied himself on his new bike. He peddled ahead, wobbling a little. Soon the 6-year-old was pushing away from the wall and picking up speed, riding all on his own. This story isn’t a big deal until you learn o
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Meet the Characters!
TIME TRAVELER CATE was born in 3001 as part of a mysterious experiment. Her adoptive parents founded a very special school, Mnemosyne, in an alternate dimension. Fearless and adventurous, Cate treats friends like family. DOCUMENTARY ENTHUSIAST AARTI
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To Superhero Or Not To Superhero?
How does Daniel Kish feel about being linked with fictional superheroes like Daredevil—blind, fearless, passionate about helping others—or Batman? Many news stories (ahem, including this one) have celebrated Kish’s skills as a “bat man.” Kish raises
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Not Raised In A Barn
Howdy y’all! I’m a cowgirl from Texas that rides my horse every day to school. You can find me lassoing my cattle, and spending time with my best buds in the barn: my horses and chickens. Just kidding! I am a regular girl that lives in the posh and d
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It’s A... Bird How Super!
Blazing speed. Lethal kicks. Hunting in total darkness. Superpowers aren’t just for comic books. Birds are nature’s superheroes. Take a look at these amazing animals. The ostrich rules the African savanna. It’s the world’s largest bird: taller than a
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Muse Mail
I’m a normal kid, not some weird god of an HBP planet. I have been getting Muse for years! I miss Kokopelli, but the new Muses are pretty good. Whatsi is my favorite—I think it would be AWESOME to have bionic limbs! I LOVE Star Wars! I know all sorts
Muse2 min gelesenCookbooks, Food, & Wine
Q: Do kids’ taste buds change as they get older? Why do kids and adults like different foods? —Kate B., Pennsylvania A: Just like the rest of your body, your taste buds change over the course of your life. You might hate mushrooms, or eggs, or pobl
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Muse News
EVERY YEAR IN NEW YORK CITY, PEOPLE ENTER A CONTEST TO SEE HOW MANY HOT DOGS THEY CAN EAT IN 10 MINUTES. Competitors gulp down each dog and bun in just a few bites. The 2020 winner scarfed 75 hot dogs. Now a scientist says he has calculated the high
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A tall young man with striking features and thick black hair hunches over a piece of paper, pen in hand, eyes closed. He’s about to demonstrate remarkable and mysterious powers of the mind. The year is 1973, and the young man is Uri Geller. He’s app
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E. Paul Zehr
In the Marvel comics and movies, a sickly army recruit named Steve Rogers becomes Captain America after receiving an injection of “super soldier” serum and being irradiated with Vita-Rays. Such a transformation may not yet be possible in real life, b
Muse4 min gelesenPsychology
Do You Have Esp?
ESP STANDS FOR EXTRA-SENSORY PERCEPTION, or an ability to sense or manipulate things without the help of your eyes, ears, nose, mouth, or skin. If ESP exists, it would allow people to read minds, see through walls, or move things without touching the
Muse1 min gelesenBiology
How Captain America “Broke The Rules”
Inside almost every living cell is a material called DNA, or deoxyribonucleic acid. DNA looks like a very long spiral staircase, with two chains that coil around each other and are connected by “rungs” made of molecules called nucleic acids. DNA cont
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New Contest
Every superhero needs a good (or should we say bad) supervillain—a doer of dastardly deeds to defeat. Invent a supervillain. In pictures and/or words, show us their final monologue as they face their super nemesis for the last time. Who are they? Wha
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Comic Book Creations
One rocketed to Earth from a distant planet*. Another encountered a radioactive arachnid**. Every superhero has an origin story. Yet the true account of how these heroes came to be is even more amazing. Because these fictional characters were inspire
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Should People Become Cyborgs?
IN THE MARVEL COMICS AND MOVIES, billionaire Tony Stark dons a red and gold suit and becomes Iron Man. The suit provides superhuman strength, protection against most attacks, the power of flight, and much more. Iron Man is just a story. But robotic s
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NOW IT’S YOUR TURN. Pick a scientific discovery or a new technology that fascinates you. Learn about it, and then create your own comic book hero inspired by science and tech. Will you pick quantum computing? (If so, your hero could move at light spe
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What Type Of Superhero Are You?
1. Everyone gains superpowers in their own way. You . . . A. Accidentally drank from a magical chalice. What’s with the sudden super-strength and power of flight? B. Trained for years to be a master of disguise and hand-to-hand combat. Bartered your
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Sketching Space
What does your superhero look like? Draw what you’ve imagined! ■
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Life In The Clear
In the open ocean, there’s nowhere to hide. There are no rocks to slip under, no kelp to duck behind—nothing but clear water all around. “Every direction you look looks pretty much the same—it’s this ridiculous unearthly blue,” says Sönke Johnsen, a
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Part-time Invisibility
Different kinds of camouflage work better at different depths. Transparency rules near the surface, where predators hunt using sunlight, and a simple shadow can give you away. But transparent tissues may not help you deeper down in the ocean. Here, p
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Wonderful Wings
Moths and butterflies are part of the order Lepidoptera, meaning “scaly wings.” The pigments of these overlapping scales can make the difference between life and death. Color patterns in some moths and their larvae (caterpillars) produce what’s known
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Science @ Work TE JONES
When you see bats flying around at night, they seem silent. But “even though we can’t hear them, bats are actually very loud in their calls,” says Te Jones. They are screaming sounds that are too high-pitched for your ears. Jones is a graduate studen
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Did You Know?
Bat species number well over 1,400, with wingspans that range from about 5 inches (12 cm) to 72 inches (182 cm). Only the smaller species depend on echolocation to get around. Larger bats also use their sharp eyesight. ■
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How To Make A Makeathon
So you want to host a Makeathon? Follow in Kat and Parin’s footsteps by using some of the steps they took as your guide. 1 Find a mentor: Kat reached out to the STEM program coordinator at Boston University, whom she met through a science fair. 2
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Theory Of Relatives
EVERYONE HAS an infinite number of relatives, some of which are very far away, most of which are very old, and only a few of which are kids your age. Of the few relatives your age who live close, most are boys, and are not interesting. The boys claim
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Carl Smith
Carl Smith, 17, cares about climate change because it’s happening right in front of his eyes—and it’s serious. Super serious! The dire situation at home has turned him into a climate activist. In September 2019, he flew from his small village of Akia
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The High Cost Of Food
The Yupik subsistence lifestyle is part of a spiritual tradition in which hunting and fishing are sacred. These activities are also how Carl and his fellow villagers get enough to eat! There are no roads going to this part of Alaska, so groceries com
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Fighting For Our Planet
In 2017, Zanagee Artis and a few other teenagers co-founded the organization Zero Hour. The group promotes climate and environmental justice. Along with founder Jamie Margolin and a group of young activists, Zanagee organized a day of action, rallyin
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