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July 14, 1998

The Super-Fine Feline

From the saber-toothed tiger to Socks, felines have been prowling the planet for thousands of years. And they haven't changed much in all that time! The cat is one of nature's perfect animals, "done right the first time." See the cat world from the inside out (skeletons and all!) at National Geographic's site "Plans for Perfection": http://www. nationalgeographic.com/features/97/cats/. This site has the science behind the world's most glamorous predators.

Neurolab Online

NASA's Neurolab mission conducts brain research to study behavioral and nervous system changes in space. Thanks to NeurOn (Neurolab Online), students around the world can join NASA personnel to get a close-up look at this historic mission. Shuttle out to http://quest.arc.nasa.gov/ to read the journals of crew members, browse through the photo galleries or watch the NeurOn team experiments. You may want to check out the habitat designs, or simply stroll around the Kennedy Space Center. Kids will especially love NeurOn ExPress, the magazine produced for and by kids, and the Student Gallery, which includes great poems, artwork and writing related to space. Neurolab Online also has video broadcasts of the mission, chats with the crew, and a forum to ask your toughest questions. Neurolab is the ultimate exploration of space and mind!

Chemical brothers

Chemicals and comics are a perfect match at the Comic Book Periodic Table. By heading to http://www.uky.edu/holler/periodic/periodic. html budding chemists can learn the table of periodic elements through comic book characters. All you do is click on an element, and it takes you to a screen where you can see that element used in a comic book. Whether it's krypton in "Superman" or hydrogen in "Metamorpho," you'll find this science resource fun and fascinating. Don't forget to check out nitrogen, where the periodic table will take you back in time to one of the most famous Donald Duck adventures, "The Mad Chemist." This is some serious comic combustion!

Be a 4Kids Detective

When you know the answers to these questions, go to http://www.4Kids.org/detectives/

What is the atomic weight of lead?

Who is the nutritionist on the Neurolab Space Team?

How many modern cat species exist?

Pub Date: 7/14/98

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