Why do we walk on two legs?
Author: Layal Bou Abdo MSN Illustration: Angeline Boswell There is fossil evidence that suggests our ancestors have been walking upright for at least six million years. Those fossils were the most suggestive of our evolutionary past. They were found in the bed of a dried-up river in the north of Tanzania. Pressed into hardened…Read More
Why do we yawn?
Author: Layal Bou Abdo MNS Illustration: Angeline Boswell Everybody yawns, even unborn babies in the mom’s womb. Almost all the vertebrates (animals that have a backbone or a spine inside their body) yawn. You do it! We all do it! Especially when we are bored in class. We indeed yawn a lot when we are…Read More
Why do we get nosebleeds?
Author: Layal Bou Abdo MNS Illustration: Angeline Boswell Were you playing outside yesterday and got a nosebleed? Did you get worried? It might seem scary to see blood coming out of your nose, but this is something that happens often to some kids. … and true, it doesn’t hurt! Your body is brilliant, and it…Read More
Why do beavers eat wood?
Author: Layal Bou Abdo MNS Illustration: Angeline Boswell There are two living species of beaver: The North American beaver (Castor canadensis) and the Eurasian beaver. North American beavers weigh between 35 and 65 pounds (15-29 kgs) and are 23 to 39 inches (60 to 100 centimetres) long. The tail adds another 7.75 to…Read More
Why do we have fingerprints?
Author: Layal Bou Abdo MNS Illustration: Angeline Boswell Let’s solve this riddle first! What’s something that you always have with you and that you always leave behind? The answer is… your fingerprints What are fingerprints? Have you ever looked at your fingertips? Did you ever notice that they’re covered in little bumps and ridges?…Read More
Why do dogs have strange behaviours?
Author: Layal Bou Abdo, MSN Illustrator: Angeline Boswell 07/10/2020 Have you ever thought that your dog is crazy? Or wondered about your dog’s strange behaviours? Dogs are adorable, loyal companions and man’s best friends for thousands of years. But, it’s hard to deny that they are sometimes weirdos. It is only recently that humans start…Read More
Why do I have wrinkles when I take a bath?
Author: Layal Bou Abdo, MSN Illustrator: Angeline Boswell 15/06/2020 This remains a mystery! “Pruney” fingers and toes are another representation of wrinkles when you take a bath! The wrinkles on your skin happen when you stay in the bath or soak your hands or feet for around 5 min in warm water, and it also…Read More
Why do people look different?
Author: Layal Bou Abdo, MSN Illustrator: Angeline Boswell 04/15/2020 Did your child ever ask you why people look different? Even though we have the same organs from the inside, from the outside, no one looks, the same. “Mum, what makes us look different?” “Our hair colour can be blond, black, gray, white,…Read More
Why do germs make us sick?
Author: Layal Bou Abdo, MSN Illustrator: Angeline Boswell 03/17/2020 Germs are teeny tiny particles that are everywhere and when they enter your body, they can make you sick. They are parts of an army that you can’t see with open eyes. The scientific name for germs is “pathogen”. An illness caused by pathogens is called an…Read More
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