Science News for Kids

Science features for kids brings to you exciting discoveries and inventions across the world, from path-breaking to the unusual, written with the objective of making science accessible to children. We carry news about research on weather, animals, science, environment, earth, health, living beings, astronomy, and more. From roads of jute to new moons and mobile phone bugs. Fun science for children at its best.

Shirt That is a Mobile Phone

Clothes that can make phone calls, play music, dial your pal's number, keep you snug during cold weather, operate your computer…This is not fantasy. A British company, called Electrotextiles, has created a dazzling range of clothes -- clothes that have a mind of their...

Space Tourism: Ready for a Skyrocketing Holiday

Do you wish for an "unearthly " vacation? American astronaut Edwin E. Aldrin, famous for being the second man to land on the moon, is one of the few people working to promote tourism in space. But if the thought of a holiday in...

When a Cat Preys for Lunch

Many people have always believed that animals hunting for prey always catch the ones that are young, old or sick. For it would be difficult for those creatures to escape a predator's hold. Till now there was no actual proof of this fact. But...

Your Mobile Phone Has a Bug

When people talk of a virus these days, chances are that they are talking about computer viruses that have the power to wipe out all the valuable work they may have stored in their computers. Imagine, this virus has the power to make military...

Logging on to Aliens

Do you believe that there might be life on other planets? Would you like to be the first 'Earthling' to make contact with an alien? Well, you can start your search from home. All you need is a computer and Internet access, and you...

How does the Lotus Flower Clean itself?

How will you explain the meaning of purity to someone? Well, many people do it by giving the example of the lotus -- it grows in muddy waters but the flower remains spotless. It is not surprising that the lotus has a special or...

Distress Signals the Leafy Way

Wondered how plants talk to each other? They do not have the same language as humans but they have their own ways. Recent research by scientists at Kyoto University, Japan, describes how the Lima bean plant protects itself and its neighbours from the spider...

Peppermint to Chase Mosquitoes Away

Padma Vasudevan, a scientist from India's capital, Delhi, has made an important discovery. Her team of researchers at the Indian Institute of Technology, has found that peppermint oil chases away mosquitoes. It can also kill the mosquito larvae (Larvae are the wingless forms that...

Road of Jute

You must have seen jute rugs, jute dolls, even jute clothes. But, have you seen, or even heard of jute roads?A research centre in Calcutta, the National Institute of Research on Jute and Allied Fibre Technology (NIRJAFT), is planning to make a road with...

A Train of Villages on the Net

Most people have fond memories of train journeys, though some have unpleasant ones of being left behind at a station, while they waited for a steaming cup of tea or coffee. Many film directors, too, have been fond of shooting action-packed or emotional scenes...

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