gerber
03/11/2013 9:10am

This is pretty cool. I think that if one dog died then the other wouldnt know what to do for the time he/ she remains alive. I would like to have dogs that if one went somewhere then the other dog would go to the exact place. My dogs fight everytime they look at each other. weather its over food bein inside or having a specific watetr bowl.

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shawna
03/11/2013 9:14am

If you happen to visit the Nordic countries of Sweden, Finland, Iceland, Norway or Denmark, you may see a strange sight - Babies napping in their strollers outside homes, daycare centers and coffee shops even, during mid-winter when temperatures are below freezing. This is not because Nordic parents or nannies aren’t good parents, but because they believe that fresh air, even the cold air, is healthy for babies and that providing them with as much of it as possible, makes not catching colds and other illnesses. The babies are of well- bundled and the strollers weatherized so that they do not let the cold air in.

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Cassandra
03/11/2013 9:16am

Nordic Babies Take 'Chilling Out' To A New Level

This passage was written by Meera Dolasia.

Would you leave your child out in the cold to take a nap? No? Oh well then this is probably something you want to listen to. In Nordic, Finland, Sweden, Iceland, Norway, and Denmark parents leave their children outside to take a nap. Its not that they don’t love their children, its just they believe that letting their children nap outside in the fresh air will help the babies in stay healthy. Also I know what your thinking “leave your child out in the cold, they could get sick”. Well the children aren’t just sitting in the snow, they have lot coats on and such.

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Ty "The Dentist" Miller
03/11/2013 9:24am

I read the article “Researchers Believe Flowers Evolved Their Color To Attract The Best Pollinators” by Meera Dolasia. This article explains why researchers believe flowers are brightly colored to attract birds. This is at least happening in Australia.
“The research conducted by PhD student Mani Shrestha and Associate Professor Martin Bird from Victoria's Monash School of Biological Sciences, involved collecting the spectral signatures of 200 flowering plants whose main pollinators were known to be birds and bees. The two then performed special phylogenetic analysis on the specimens to test how the colors of the flowers had changed over time”. This is a quote from the article depicting what has been noticed in Australia. These plants or flowers are truly evolving and becoming a much more interesting species of plant.
“What they found was that while the colors of the flowers that are currently exclusively pollinated by birds had initially evolved, so that they were attractive to insects, they had more recently changed course and geared their spectral signatures more toward the longer wavelengths i.e. hues of red which, can be more easily seen by birds”. If these flowers continue to evolve like this we could eventually be seeing large animals that go to bright colored plants all the time for food.
So you can see why I chose this brightly colored article today. I hope you will read this article to.

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5634321 peirano
03/11/2013 9:25am

Chilin’ Babies
By Theresa Peirano
Babies that live in Finland, Sweden, Iceland, Norway or Denmark are left out doors in winter, in the cold. You may be thinking, ‘Poor things their parents just don’t care about their kids if they leave them in the freezing cold in the middle of winter.’ If you haven’t noticed it gets really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really cold in Finland, Sweden, Iceland, Norway and Denmark.
But the parents do that for a reason. I’m not kidding you there is a reason for it. They do it to strengthen their kids against the cold, which helps them in those places that are cold a lot of the year, especially in winter. Don’t worry the kids are watched and made to be sure they won’t freeze to death.
People in other countries, however, wrap their kids up and put them in a warm room at the sight of a snowflake. Putting the babies in the cold helps to get them used to the really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really cold weather. So don’t worry the kids are going to be Okay!!

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Lauren Potter
03/11/2013 9:29am

I summarized the article, Nordic Babies Take ‘Chilling Out’ To A New Level. The article is by Meera Dolasia. The main idea of this article is that babies from countries like Finland, Sweden, Iceland, Norway and Denmark have been putting their babies in strollers outside to sleep.
The reason the parents have been putting their babies out in the cold, is because they think when infants get fresh air, no matter the temperature, will give them better health. The babies when put outside tend to sleep longer than in a warm room. The babies are covered up in warm articles of clothing or blankets and the strollers are specially made to keep them from getting too cold.
I chose this article because I wanted to know why the babies were being kept in the cold. I learned that fresh air may help prevent colds.

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Riley Dampier(:
03/11/2013 9:30am

The name of my article is “Yay! Daylight Saving Time Is Here!” It is about how daylight saving has begun and spring forward. It talks about how it was started and when.
“First suggested by Sir Benjamin Franklin in 1784, the idea was not considered seriously until 1907, when British resident William Willet pitched it as a way to save energy. However, it still took another nine years to convince British officials to make it a law. The United States followed two years later, but only enacted it for a short period of time as a mechanism to provide soldiers more daylight, during World War One. The law was repealed as soon as the war was over, only to be re-instated for another three years, from 1942-1945, for the second World War.” This is a paragraph from the article. This paragraph is about how Benjamin franklin introduced this idea in 1784. Then William willet said it was a way to save energy.
“It was not until April 1966, that 'Daylight Saving' became a permanent fixture on the American calendar. This time, the law was passed as way to conserve energy and give farmers additional daylight hours to transport fresh produce to market. However, two States - Hawaii and American Samoa, as well as, some cities in Arizona, opted out.” This is another paragraph from the article. It talks about what date Daylight savings avtually became a thing. At that time the law was passed to save energy and give more farmers more daylight hours.
I read this article because it looked interesting. I learned how daylight savings stsarted and why it started.

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>____< Embarrased Whale! Dallas Hall
03/11/2013 9:32am

Child: Mom, where are we going for vacation?
Mom: The Underground
Child: OOOOHHHH Fun!!!!
I am summarizing an article about a town that has houses, hotels, etc. underground. This article was published by Meera Dolasia on March 9, 2013. If you come to a small town called Coober Pedy in Australia, there is an eerie feeling of an abandoned ghost town. The town is actually all underground. (It is complete with 4,000 plus residents of 48 nationalities all of whom live underground.
(Coober Pedy was established in 1915) and people from across the country and world have traveled here to experience this city. The city now has hotels, gift shops selling jewelry, a couple museums, a church, and more. Visitors can enjoy playing golf at a golf course if they want too.
In my opinion, this place sounds really cool. I don’t know if I would live in it, but staying a few days in it probably wouldn’t be that bad. Building this city had to take a long time to make. The buildings are air conditioned too. This place would be cool to experience.

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Shelbirdy Clark
03/11/2013 9:37am

Researchers Believe Flowers Evolved Their Color To Attract The Best Pollinators
I read the article, “Researchers Believe Flowers Evolved Their Color to Attract the Best Pollinators” by Meera Dolasia.
Many species of flower have evolved their color to attract bees, but evolution of the color flowers that rely solely on birds as pollinators have not been confirmed. A team of Australian scientists have revealed that it is indeed the case. The research was conducted by Mani Shrestha, a PhD student, and Martin Bird, an Associate Professor. It involved collecting spectral signatures from two hundred flowering plants. Their main pollinators were birds and bees. They performed a phylogenic analysis on the specimens and tested how the colors changed over time.
They discovered that the flowers that are exclusively pollinated by birds had evolved, so that they attracted insects. However, the plants had recently changed their spectral signatures towards longer wavelengths, or hues of red, which can be seen more easily by birds. They also happen to be the colors that make the flowers inconspicuous to insects who are not good pollinators. The researchers believe that the same possibly happens to American flowers that rely solely on birds to pollinate them.
This was a very interesting article and I enjoyed reading it.

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cheyenne :)
03/11/2013 9:40am

The story is called Nordic Babies Take ‘Chilling Out’ To a New Level. It was written by Meera Dolasia. This story is mostly about how parents leave their babies in strollers outside for daycare.
This is not because Nordic parents or nannies don’t care about their children. “But because they are strong believers that fresh air, even the freezing kind, is healthy for babies and that providing them with as much of it as possible, makes them less prone to catching colds and other illnesses.” The parents think that the babies sleep longer and better outside than they do inside.
Putting babies outside has been to sleep during the day has been a part of the Nordic culture for many generations. “Though this may seem counter-intuitive and even cruel, because parents in most other countries bundle their babies and huddle them into a heated room the minute they see the first flurry of snow.” He babies are bundled up and kept warm in the strollers.
I learned that in Finland, Sweden, Iceland, Norway, and Denmark, babies sleep outside.

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brett schmidt
03/11/2013 12:05pm

I read the article “Researchers Believe Flowers Evolved Their Color To Attract The Best Pollinators” by Meera Dolasia. This article explains why researchers believe flowers are brightly colored to attract birds. This is at least happening in Australia.
“The research conducted by PhD student Mani Shrestha and Associate Professor Martin Bird from Victoria's Monash School of Biological Sciences, involved collecting the spectral signatures of 200 flowering plants whose main pollinators were known to be birds and bees. The two then performed special phylogenetic analysis on the specimens to test how the colors of the flowers had changed over time”. This is a quote from the article depicting what has been noticed in Australia. These plants or flowers are truly evolving and becoming a much more interesting species of plant.
“What they found was that while the colors of the flowers that are currently exclusively pollinated by birds had initially evolved, so that they were attractive to insects, they had more recently changed course and geared their spectral signatures more toward the longer wavelengths i.e. hues of red which, can be more easily seen by birds”. If these flowers continue to evolve like this we could eventually be seeing large animals that go to bright colored plants all the time for food.
So you can see why I chose this brightly colored article today. I hope you will read this article to.

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Jennah Cunningham
03/11/2013 12:19pm

I read the article Cairo Invaded . . . By An Army of 30 million Desert Locusts by Meera Dolasia. In this article Egypt dealt with 30 million desert locusts that arrived on March 2, 2013. These Locusts were spotted about 3 months before the incident in the Red Sea. People believe that the locusts were migrating east. "The last time the area witnessed an infestation of this size was in 2004, when agricultural officers from Israel had to send out crop dusters to combat them. Hopefully this time around, the winds will do the job for them." With that quote Egypt may be going through an infestataion.

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sam
03/11/2013 12:21pm

i dont know no innthing a bout this stuuf

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Jenica Thomas
03/11/2013 12:25pm

I decided to do my article review over Yay! Daylight Saving Time Is Here! This article is over how daylight savings came to the United States.
Daylight savings time was first suggested by Benjamin Franklin in 1784. This idea wasn’t considered until 1907 when a British resident said it was a way of energy. The United States used it for a short time during World War One. The law was repealed whenever the war was over, only to be re-instated for three years for the World War Two.

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Lexi Atteberry(:
03/11/2013 12:33pm

I am doing the article Yay! Daylight Saving Time Is Here. This article is about how Daylight savings time came last Sunday and how it all started. The reason this was all started was because William Willet pitched the idea as a way to save energy. It was made a law in 1916. It was not only used to save energy but toi give farmers more time to get fresh produce to market. The date for Daylight Savings is the second Sunday in March. George W. Bush extended the date for Fall Back an extra week in November. This article was very interesting because I learned about how Daylight Savings first started. I recommend this article to a lot of people.

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Elizabeth Barker
03/11/2013 12:35pm

I am writing my article review on Researchers Believe Flowers Evolved Their Color to Attract the Best Pollinators. Through the research they figured out that certain flowers have evolved their colors to attract bees as their pollinators. the two then performed special phylogenic analysis on the specimens to test how the colors of the flowers had changed over time.

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Sophia Michelle <3
03/11/2013 12:40pm

It was not until April 1966, that 'Daylight Saving' became a permanent fixture on the American calendar.

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Deven H
03/11/2013 12:40pm

In the Australian town of Coober Pedy on any given day you would think that it is an abandoned town but really the population is 4,000 plus. The people actually live underground! In 1915 people came to work underground to find the new precious stone the opal. That is when the people found out that it was easy to work underground but not so easy above ground thanks to the temperature.
They therefore did what humans do best when faced with situations they cannot change, so they adapt. They had to change they old mines into homes they live in. as the years have gone by the homes have become bigger and more sophisticated. They now have underground hotels for tourists that want to come and visit the unique town. And if that’s not enough the town also has a gift shop selling opal jewelry a couple of museums and even, a church.
For those that need some physical activity the town offers a golf course. The golf course even is unique, it has a huge sand trap and nine holes dug in mounds of sand, diesel and oil. When it is too hot during the day golfers play at night with a glow in the dark golf ball. The town has even been featured in movies such as pitch black and opal dream. The town was also the venue for the contestants of the second season of the amazing race. what was thier callange? to either play three rounds of golf or go underground and find an opal.

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DJ BUN-BUN!! :D
03/11/2013 12:42pm

I am writing about “Researchers Believe Flowers Evolved Their Color To Attract The Best Pollinators.” In this article it talks about: Birds, flowers, jobs, bees and other insect and things. Though researchers have known for many years that certain flowers have evolved their colors to attract bees as their pollinators, the same had not been confirmed about those that solely depend on birds to do the job. Now, a report published in the March issue of New Phytologist by a team of Australian scientists, reveals that this is indeed the case, at least for their local flowers.
What the researches found was that while the colors of the flowers that are currently exclusively pollinated by birds had initially evolved. So that they were attractive to insects. They had more recently changed course and geared their spectral signatures more toward the longer wavelength hues red which can be more easily seen by birds.

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Wyatt F.
03/11/2013 12:42pm

in the winter in the northeast countries parents let their babies out in the freezing weather to make them healthier. this might seem cruel to some people but the parents are sure that this makes the baby healthier and stronger. they say that it makes the babies less prone to catch a cold or cold weather illness. it makes the babies stronger and healthier all together. many people disagree that this is good fro the babies. it can't be proven because there is no scientific evidence.

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ray
03/19/2013 12:24pm

In the Australian town of Coober Pedy on any given day you would think that it is an abandoned town but really the population is 4,000 plus. The people actually live underground In 1915 people came to work underground to find the new precious stone the opal. That is when the people found out that it was easy to work underground but not so easy above ground thanks to the temperature.
They therefore did what humans do best when faced with situations they cannot change, so they adapt. They had to change they old mines into homes they live in. as the years have gone by the homes have become bigger and more sophisticated. They now have underground hotels for tourists that want to come and visit the unique town. And if that’s not enough the town also has a gift shop selling opal jewelry a couple of museums and even, a church.
For those that need some physical activity the town offers a golf course. the golf course even is unique, it has a huge sand trap and nine holes dug in mounds of sand, diesel and oil When it is too hot during the day golfers play at night with a glow in the dark golf ball. the town has even been featured in movies such as pitch black and opal dream. The town was also the venue for the contestants of the second season of the amazing race. what was thier callange? to either play three rounds of golf or go underground and find an opal.

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