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Growth and Change Issue Date: 02-26-2012

Cool Spots imageLife Has a History, ucmp.berkeley.edu/education/explorations/tours/intro/Introkto4b/tour1nav.php, is a fascinating resource that will help you understand how much life on Earth has changed over time. Look at pictures to see what living things look familiar to you. Now, look closely at the photos of cute and cuddly kittens and compare their features to the saber-toothed cat. How do genetics play a role in their appearance and development? Pay attention, and you will discover how new species evolve and why creatures may change over time.

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Into the Wild Issue Date: 01-22-2012

Cool Spots imageWelcome to Smithsonian Wild, siwild.si.edu, where scientists around the globe are showcasing wonderful and wild animals in a large range of natural habitats. Search though the featured creatures located in the A-Z Index of Animals. There are fascinating subjects to choose from, such as Bears, Deer and Primates. Click on one and learn neat facts as you scroll through videos and photos you won't soon forget. Be sure to browse through Projects to see what is being studied all over the animal world. Go wild!

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Alien Adventures Issue Date: 12-25-2011

Cool Spots imageWatch the Earth rotate at Planet Quest's Alien Safari, planetquest.jpl.
, and click on one of the “life zones” to see extreme species such as Bacillus Infernus. This heat lover lives deep underground in Africa. Did you know that entire communities of organisms can live without sunlight? In the Galapagos Islands, these organisms have given scientists hope that water life might exist on one of Jupiter’s moons, Europa. From ice worms to heat-loving hyperthermophiles, you will be wowed.

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Bio Quest Issue Date: 09-04-2011

Cool Spots imageAsk a Biologist, http://askabiologist.
, is a great resource for budding scientists. Activities is the perfect place to play, learn and create as you solve puzzles and help Dr. Biology tackle some tricky science mysteries. You might also feast your eyes on beautiful but puzzling photos in the Mystery Gallery under Images. Think you know what they are? Take a guess, but you might be surprised. Now relax with Stories and learn about the all-powerful roach and the groundbreaking Linnaeus naming system in the world of biology.

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African Animals Issue Date: 08-28-2011

Cool Spots imageThe African Wildlife Foundation invites you to visit Conserving Wildlife: Wildlife Gallery, www.awf.org/
. Begin by perusing the fabulous photos of amazing animals listed in alphabetical order. Did you know that a bonobo can live up to 60 years in captivity, or that a hyena can weigh up to 190 pounds? You can listen to the lion’s roar and learn about the short but powerful warthog. Each animal has its own set of statistics to offer up, so take your time and enjoy them all. This site is a virtual safari, so prepare to be swept away!

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